1.16.2010

pretty bird stitches



And they're up!
I've never sewn curtains before but when I saw this fabric my mind latched onto the little yellow finches and just. would. not. let. go.  When we got a tiny antique dresser and another crib for free, I could finally justify buying the fabric.
Ahhh, now to find the time to sew.
All week I would gaze wistfully at the sewing machine, fingers itching to stitch, but time refusing to be pinned down.  Finally, Thad and I came to an agreement.  While the babies slept, mamma sewed...with her Little Man pressing the "gas pedal".  It was an adventure.  And we both feel like we've accomplished something grand.  In fact, the whole family has contributed to this curtain endeavor.  Daddy made the cornice, Boston left the tiniest smudge of chocolate, and Astair wrinkled the bottom half.  We work well together as a family.
And we love well, too...most of the time!  I snapped this picture when all three of my kids were giving each other hugs and kisses.  It lasted for nearly two minutes.  Two whole minutes free of squabbles, quibbles, and sibling rivalry!
Way to go, gang, way to go!

Disclaimer: Don't look too closely at the second picture--Boston thought his freshly painted room needed some wall art.

And Side Note completely unrelated to this post:
KEEPING THE PEOPLE OF HAITI IN MY PRAYERS.  MY HEART FEELS STIRRED TO DO SOMETHING--ANYTHING-- TO BRING EVEN THE SMALLEST OF HOPE TO THESE DEVASTATED ONES.  

17 comments:

Cha Cha said...

I love these two fabrics together, they make me smile. I am sure they are going to be a favorite earthly treasure. I too am praying for Haiti, We have friends who were missionaries there in the late 90's and the stories they would tell were so sad a scarey so I can imagine how it is surviving after this disaster. I hope you and your family have a beautiful day of worship.
God Bless,

Cha Cha

Heather said...

I love the curtains!
Hehe, I see the "artwork" :) Nothing a magic eraser can't fix, right?

Lindy said...

We are grieving the loss of a friend due to the earthquake while also preparing for a new bundle of love. God is still good.

Check out www.lwr.org. You can put together health kits very easily and mail them to the warehouses. Our Sunday School kids and my MOPS group will be working on them this week.

Pretty pretty curtains for a new pretty pretty baby!

sara's art house said...

Love the curtains!

Lois Lane II said...

Oh my gosh, they are gorgeous! I've never learned to sew, but my next door neighbor does, and I'm hoping she'll teach me!

Kristin said...

They are beautiful!! I love them :) Oh, and Lily did some "wall art" on Madison's walls too. Ha!

Beth in NC said...

The curtains look great!

Your kids are precious!

Well, be sure to come over to see my post about Haiti.

Blessings!
Beth

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful design !! Nice Blog

christy rose said...

I absolutely love those curtains and that picture of your kids loving on each other. Every momma loves to see that, for sure. It just melts my heart.

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

beautiful, Joye! Love the combination and boldness!

and I second the word on magic erasers-I keep them stockpiled for wall art like yours!

Mich said...

cute curtains. It is going to be such a happy room.

Michela said...

I love how they turned out! Nice combination of fabrics as well. =)

About the wall art- don't you just love those Mr. Clean magic erasers? They are my favorite, and I don't even have kids yet!

Holly said...

I love the curtains! I don't think I've seen fabric like that before! So cheerful!

Kate said...

Love, love those curtains!! So cute and fun! Way to go family!!

Suzanne said...

Oooh! I love your curtains!

Wylie said...

I LOVE the new curtains!!! And I love that you made it a family project. Job well done!
Wylie

jaimeparis said...

Your kids are wonderful and the picture is, well...suggestive, haha. Too cute! May God bless your family,
Erika

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