Friday, February 11, 2011


Since the beginning of January, Jonathan has been working the night shift. It has been really weird and kinda hard making the transition. It makes it so that I don't get to see him that much, which has been really sad :( Everything is a bit off in our home since he's been on this shift, but one small blessing that comes from it is that it frees up my evenings a little bit to do things I wouldn't do otherwise.

One of those things is a sewing class that I've been taking. My dear mother-in-law bought me a sewing machine for Christmas. I cried. I couldn't believe that she would get me one! The cool thing is that her mother-in-law (Jona's Grandma, Memaw) got her one after she married Jona's dad, so apparently its turning into a tradition of sorts. The tradition will end with me though because if I ever have boys they aren't allowed to get married... Just kidding. ;)

I went to Beverly's, which is literally a block away from my house, to pick up some supplies and saw that they had sign ups for a beginner's sewing class. After I signed up, I learned that a sweet woman I knew from Master's was teaching the class! Perfect!

I just finished the last week of the beginner class and it was a total blast. I learned a lot and I can't wait for the next one (it starts Monday, if anyone is interested, I highly recommend it!). We learned how to make pajama pants and how to work on basic patterns. I don't have any pictures of my pants because I look pretty awful in them, but I do have some pictures of a dress that I just finished for Pen.

Here is a picture of the pattern...

The thing I love about this pattern is that it's easy breezy and it's reversible. I posted these pictures on facebook and a friend commented that it's a perfect dress for a baby because if they spill something on it you can just turn it inside out. That is exactly why I made it. :)

The flip side (Penny being a weirdo)

One second she loved the dress...

The next second not so much...


  1. Oh my goodness Susie! That dress is so cute! Now I totally want to make one too!

  2. Love the dress! It's so cute. You did an awesome job! I would like to request one for my birthday. ;-)

  3. What wonderful workmanship for a beginner class ~ the model is precious♥ You are blessed with a MIL that dearly loves ~

    (dropped by from Pyromaniacs)

  4. Yay! I'm so happy for you! Jeanette is a great teacher :0)

  5. Mrs P. Well done. Like Joyce said, "...for a beginner class" Good job! As for Penny not loving the dress the next second - "Women?!?"

    We have a young couple at church - He is an officer - the wife said when he works the night shift they pass each other coming and going out the front door. She is not crazy about night shift - Just want You to know that i keep our couple, You and Jonathan, another couple, and all Christian upholders of the law in prayer:) (unbelievers too for salvation, of course)

    Can't wait to see what You learn in your next sewing lesson. Again, Well Done!

  6. Mrs. P - Saw on Pec's Twitter that You are very sick - Bronchitis and Pneumonia. I pray You will get better speedily. Take care of her, Pec. We need her uncanny humor here on "the blog"! Many prayers. :)