Thursday, March 15, 2012

Our "sweatshop"

Last week Arnie went to Hungary. He left on the 6th and is staying until next thursday. He went to encourage his family as they are going through some difficult times. It's not that I didn't want to go, but I felt like this wasn't my trip. Also my sister caught wind that I was sewing some special projects, and had a few days off of work so she said she would come spend some time with me! We organized both trips to overlap so while Arnie is gone, she was here. My niece was also able to come as it is her march break! 

We had a running joke about our sweatshop we had set up in my dining room. It was pretty intense, or messy I should say. I am making some special projects for a fundraiser I am planning... one day, hopefully soon, I will go into detail about it! 

My sister trying to work while Louie decided to lounge on her!

My niece, Dakary, hard at work!

Our sweatshop

I love the serger!!!

Our shop... it's a little messy :)

A sneak peak!

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I was so blessed to have my sister come, we always have a good time together. I am so thankful for her generosity to come and help me. I had lots of ideas for these projects, but she helped me to start making them come true. This project is connected with our future child, and my sister knew that. More than anything I am just grateful for her support in our adoption. Sometimes I feel people have lost heart on our adoption or believe it will never happen, so it means the world to me that she would come and "fight" for our child in a way she is very talented in. The best part is that it was totally unexpected and I didn't ask... it makes this gift just that much more meaningful!

Now as far as Arnie being gone, I can't write much about it... just thinking about what to write right now has made the tears start flowing. So I'll leave it at that. He is missed. My husband is such an incredibly special man, he leaves his mark wherever he goes and people can tell when he is gone. I really love this man, he is definitely the one for me. And when he gets home.... I'll be stuck like glue!


  1. You are so sweet. I look forward to hearing about this fundraiser.

  2. There is nothing like a sister :) I'm so glad you had their company while Arnie was gone - and you made great use of your time! Can't wait for the great unveiling.

  3. Those are great looking aprons! I look forward to hearing about this fundraiser. Glad you were able to spend time with your sister when your hubby was away!