I briefly mentioned on Friday that we had had a full and very fun week. Our local smocking guild had it's monthly meeting last week. We had the honor of Michie Mooney of Creations by Michie as our guest teacher. We had such a wonderful and informative time. She is always a lot of fun too. There is no sitting around being quiet when she is around....but it is a good thing. She is always laughing and telling funny stories. For our meeting she demonstrated how to make this cute little satin stitch turtle by hand. No one finished theirs at the meeting...but she gave us enough direction that I was able to easily finish it the next day or so. I really enjoyed it and thought it would be very time consuming...but it wasn't. I love hand work....I generally find it pretty relaxing. I think this turtle would be really sweet on a gown or diaper shirt for a fresh new baby. I actually need to make a little baby boy outfit for a friend....hmmmm, I could do something like this.
And the other major exciting thing that happened was that all three of my little ones were asked to be in a photo shoot for Sew Beautiful magazine. We've known about it for several months now....but I did not want to mention it until it had taken place. We traveled a little way for the actual shoot....but the kids were thrilled. Ethan did not have much time to warm up to the photographer before we started...but I think they got some great shots of him anyway. And the girls...well they did not have any problems smiling for everyone. They all looked so great. I am so proud of them. And I have to say that the staff of Sew Beautiful that we met....was so generous, warm and friendly. I wasn't sure what to expect but they far exceeded my expectations. And the photographer....Jennifer & Co. was exceptional at what she does....fantastic with children!! The magazine plans/works well in advance....so the issue that they will be in will not be out until next Spring/Summer.
So there is all my exciting sewing-related news for the week. I did manage some sewing here and there as well. I have a couple new items I need to get photographed. I am also preparing for our next two smocking guild meetings where I will be teaching all about crochet edgings on heirloom items. Lots of prep work.