You liked my bunnies so much yesterday, I thought I'd share a few more. My mother-in-law has been giving me bunnies for Easter for many, many years, so I have quite a few around my house. We even have some napkins and placemats with bunnies, as well as a tablecloth. There are bunnies on the walls and bunnies on shelves. You'd never know that I am not normally one for knick knacks.
We are on spring break from school this week, because it's Noah's spring break at school. The college kids already had spring break, so it's just the two younger kids, and my husband is home. I'm not sure exactly why, but I always get very little done when everyone is home -- I can barely remember to switch the laundry loads. Why is that? You would think with all this free time I would be zipping through projects, but...no. I think I am rather distracted by the question, "What should I do now?"
Speaking of projects, I have a few.
Last Fall, you might remember, our associate pastor asked for volunteers to help sew vestments and scapulars, and I volunteered. He hasn't asked me to sew anything yet, but I wanted to see if I could scratch together some scapulars, since he uses them frequently when he makes hospital visits (God bless the priest who enrolls the dying Catholic in the scapular).
I poked around on the internet last Fall, but couldn't find a source for large quantities of kits and/or pieces to make them. A couple weeks ago I mentioned it to Fr. Ryan after Mass -- the fact that I couldn't find kits. He told me that technically they don't have to have anything written on them, and, in fact, can be two plain, tiny pieces of wool sewn to the ribbons, "as small as your tooth." I had no idea. I managed to find some 100% wool pieces on the internet and starting embroidering scapulars, with A/M on one side and Chi Rho on the other.
But still that voice nagged at me in my head to keep searching, and finally one day, I must have entered just the right search terms into the search engine and I landed on this website which sells scapular kits in quantities of 100.
These I can make assembly line fashion and Fr. Ryan can have all the scapulars he needs.
I really like the embroidered ones, however, and decided to make myself one to replace the tattered one I have been wearing. I sewed while I watched The Gospel of John last week -- it was time well spent.
I am considering making them for my Etsy shop, but I have no idea if anyone else would want an embroidered scapular. And if they do, if I can keep up -- they take about four hours to make just one. But they are very special.
If you or your family needs scapulars, contact me. We'll chat.
Besides keeping busy with rosary-making and scapular-sewing, I have quite a few sewing projects for the machine. I have two scooters skirt to make from this little girl pattern below, to match shirts I bought for summer (I am a "garanimals" mom and I have to know that there is a shirt that "goes with" each bottom. Yes, it's odd, I know).
I also need to make four outfits from the pattern, two for Faith and two for Doug's niece's birthday. They are too cute. I love these kinds of clothes, and I bought seersucker and gingham -- truly little girl clothes. I also bought the other pattern for myself, but I don't have any fabric yet.
I have enough to keep me busy 24 hours a day for the next five days.
Unfortunately my family will still want meals and clean clothes.
I think we could just live off of hardboiled eggs, Easter candy, and leftover dessert. Don't you?
I best go make myself busy.