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Abby's First Snow

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Abby: Um, mommy? Where's the grass? I have to do my business and I can't find the green stuff. I'm not even six months old yet I don't know what this stuff is. Is it alive? Can it hurt me? If you come outside with me I promise I won't be scared. I think I'll just sit here and wait for you. Abby: I bet this white stuff is food! Yummy! And look at all of it! I'm not going in when mommy calls or it might be gone the next time I go outside. Sophia: Sheesh, it's just snow. I don't know why Abby is getting so excited over it. It comes every year and it stays for a really long time. I'm glad mommy made me a fur coat because that snow is cold! Sophia: M-o-m-m-y! Abby's trying to get my fur coat! Tell her to leave me alone. Abby and Sophia: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Yehaw! I'm back in the saddle again!

That's right baby! My sewing machine is home from the sewing machine hospital and she's all fixed up and ready to go. After I finish baking a batch of pumpkin bars for hubby to bring to his guy thing this weekend I'm off to spend some quality time with my sewing machine.

I know I shouldn't have, but it's Fabric Mart!

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When I read a Shannon's post about using these beautiful Anna Sui silk's for linings... well, what can I say? My fingers typed in Fabric Mart's web address on my keyboard and in minutes and order was placed. The package arrived today and I must say, these silks are even more beautiful in person than they appear in the photograph. Oh how I love the way silk feels!

I'm back and still not sewing

Whew, what a whirlwind week...and we didn't even travel anywhere! Well, that's not a completely true statement. We did indeed travel to the sewing machine dealer to drop off my machine for repair. But that was it. No shopping for us - even after we were given a newspaper filled with ads designed to tempt us to part with our hard earned money. Did you know that the paper that was delivered on Thanksgiving had so many ads that it weighed five pounds? I didn't shop because I vowed years ago that I would not shop the day after Thanksgiving. If you've read my blog for awhile, you know that I was a single mother for many years. We rarely received child support so for ten of those years I worked two jobs. My second job was in retail which meant I always worked the day after Thanksgiving. I'm telling you - that was the worst day to be a retail sales associate. So what did I do since I was boycotting the huge sales? I could have sewn if I would have pulled my old Ken