I have some new plans in the works and I am starting off this month with a sneak peek of said plans.
For all of you that follow this blog, you know that mom is losing her eyesight. It is a great sadness for her and a total frustration on top of sadness for me. She has all but given up playing her beloved piano. She cannot really cook anymore unless I lay out all her ingredients. She uses a magnifying glass to read her recipes. She listens to books for the blind on tape now and can with a magnifying read her large addition readers digest. One thing she can do is sew some as long as the patterns are simple and the lines are straight. We have a magnifier attached to her machine. She sews a little almost everyday. She is used to being useful and busy. She has so many blankets and baby things made ahead and now she is into aprons. She does pillow cases and napkins. You can only give so many of these things away and her material habit is expensive. So I suggested that she start and Etsy site.
Now her work is not perfect. I do check it over and ignore small bobbles after all she is legally blind. Her site is not up and running yet as I am working on set up and her inventory. I have to watch her as she has a tendency to cut things out wrong, or upside down. She at one time was perfectionist and an excellent seamstress. So I try not to gripe too much. I will post a give away of her work the first of every month. Some of these things will be for some reason, things I don't think she can sell but are still perfectly good items.
Our first give away will be this:
Now you can see it is a darling apron, but mom thought these were little men. They are pears. They are upside down. So as not to waste we will use it as a give away. It is one size fits all and comes with two potholders. The apron is completely lined and can be reversed all though there are no pockets on the back side.
So if you would like to be included for a drawing on the fifteenth of the month you may enter in various ways.
1.One entry for every comment you post on this blog through the 15th.
2. Additional comment if you mention this blog give away and link me to yours.
Sorry entries can only be from the US and Canada.
When the Etsy site is ready I will let everyone know. Mom is excited it gives her something to look forward to and she will be in charge of the drawing.. Don't worry I will help. We don't want Donald Duck to get this apron :)
Her things make lovely one of a kind gifts.
I was able to get around a little more and teach. But was exhausted beyond anything when I arrived home. Have not exercised for 5 days as I just could not push myself like that. See I am growing up or growing old not sure which one. I did not cook again yesterday as just getting around was enough. Today I am much better, just a little tired.
I will be spending most of the day in the shop as I have a bridal fitting at 4:15. I just replaced a zipper in a pair of Carhart overalls for an out of town client. She came in from the Mountains and is in town for the day. So it was a rush job. Plenty to do around here, but I will not push myself as I usually do. Mom however will not care and will try to drive me over the edge I am sure. Don't you just love life?
So I am on the mend and wonder what do you think of this new adventure?
Have a great and productive day!