Not in real life - I am very happy to stay in our own home LOL. But I am moving my blog to blogger. There are many reasons, one of them that it will be much easier to post (one click from picasa). I will leave this blog here with all the archives, but may move some of the posts later. Here is the new address: talyq.blogspot.com
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
Yes, we finally went on a trip - a family vacation. This was our first in 7 years, so it was very special. We finally got all the passports and visas done and visited our relatives in Slovakia. We spent almost 10 days there and in the end attended a large family reunion. It was so beautiful. I will try to post some photos when I find the time. We came back on Sunday night and since then I washed, line-dried, folded and put away 12 loads of laundry - now I still have to iron about 50 things today, LOL. The children started school and we have a new 1st grader - this time our son. So far it's going great. My main task for today is clearing the laundry room so that I would gain some sewing space and probably washing all the floors. I'll try to get on back later and show some photos.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
I know I promised to start posting more, but somehow I never get to it, LOL. The truth is I have been truly enjoying the summer vacation! This year, since Abigail is still pretty small, I have not had any responbilities in the camp ministry and that has given me lots of stress-free time. My children have been in and out of the home and there are NO schedules to keep, yeah. My oldest is spending the whole summer in N. Ireland with my sister, babysitting her litlte one year old cousin. We miss her a lot, but are glad she is getting such a great chance to see many things and be of service to her aunt. The younger children have all been to camps this summer. DH was a leader at two camps as well, so we spent two weeks without daddy. The children also spent some time with both set of grandparents, so I always have to check which ones are supposed to be home, before I panic that someone's missing, LOL. There were a few days that there were only three of us at home - something that rarely happens in this large family. The only little person who is always with me is little Abigail and she is such a cutie. But she is keeping me on my toes constantly, as she is very mobile and a climber! We even had to move her into a toddler bed two days ago, because she fell out of her crib! I never had to move a child from a crib at this early age! She is still very tiny, but smart and quick. She is such a joy to all of us, although we keeps us constantly busy.
Since I have had more time on my hand than usual, I have been enjoying digital scrapping more than in a very long time. I will not post all the layouts here, but you can check out my gallery . Here is just a sampling:
I haven't done almost any sewing though. I am working on a blouse muslin for myself, but somehow got stuck and lost my motivation. I really need to get myself into the sewing nook and make a few more summer tops for August. I am soooo thankful for the air-conditioner we have in the living room as it cools down most of the house. It's so hot outside. I am also very very happy that we finally have a wireless router and I can take my laptop anywhere in the house and still be connected to the internet! I am learning to slow down and enjoy little things and most of all enjoy the free time with my children before school starts again. I wish you all a wonderful reminder of this summer!
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Another layout from the family album. I am so glad I got Photoshop back and can find some time to be creative. Here's Beni:
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Last month we received a few issues of Burda Easy. My older girls fell in love with a tunic pattern. I managed to make three of them so far and I think there is one more planned =). They are very versatile because they can wear them over just a camisole or short sleeves or even long-sleeved tops in the winter. They are way too imodest to be worn on their own (at least in our family). They love the tunics.
Full review at Patternreview.com