Friday, October 26, 2007

Pillow Talk and Party Time: A Mom's Day Out

Yesterday was a fabulous day! Casey and I drove into Sugar Land early in the morning, only to drop Braelyn off at Nonnie's and then go our separate ways. He had work, work, work, but my agenda was cleared for super-fun, girlie, grown-ups only things all day long!

To start off my mom's day out, I got my very first sewing lesson from my super sweet friend, Erin. This summer, I picked up some beautiful fabric to make pillows for my very naked, white couch. The fabric has just been sitting in my closet, taunting me, until yesterday when Erin and I finally got together for a little Sewing 101. I brought my brand new machine (literally still in the box), so I could get familiar with all the bells and whistles. I started out the morning just practicing. Then we ate lunch, discussed my long-term pillow goals and made a plan. Since this was my first sewing attempt, I chose a simple, square pillow, with my least favorite, beautiful fabric.

I nervously squeaked and squealed the whole time, and Erin had to get my stripes back in line a couple of times, but all in all, I would say that my first sewing project was a success!

Erin, me and my pillow.
Thanks Cutshall! You're a great teacher!

At home. I love it!
She looks a little lonely, but she'll have some sisters...eventually. :)
Oh, and that's my silly dog, Tucker. :|

Once my project was complete, I raced to my in-laws, changed into my witchiest ensemble, and left for bunco. This once-a-month event is always a blast, and Julie's Halloween-themed party was no exception. The costumes were classic, and the best part...I won the door prize! I never win!

My crazy bunco gals!

It was a great day! Although, I seem to be paying for it today. Braelyn cried for two hours before her nap, and then slept for a whopping 20 MINUTES! Oh well, it was worth it!


Steph said...

For any Office fans out there (who watched it last night), I totally had an Andy moment while I was writing this blog. I called Casey and had to ask him, "Um, what is that expression when something has a lot of buttons and gadgets? It has what and whistles?"
Casey replied, "Um, BELLS and whistles?!" He then immediately began signing, "Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that Fancy Feast!"

Morgan said...

i love your pillow! and i am so bummed i missed bunco!

Erin said...

Now just tell Casey (and all those other boys!) to keep their grubby heads off - and no drooling on it while napping!!!!

Catherine Haskew said...

Steph I I love that I am not alone in my Office moments. I was at work with a co-worker planning a birthday party for another coworker and we both stopped and started laughing because we felt like the party planning committee!

Brandi H. said...

It looks great! Congratulations!

Ashley M said...

Ha! I loved "break me off a piece of that chrysler car" Too funny. I miss bunco and I'm so glad that you had a great day! I love days like that! Also, your pillow is fabulous!