Monday, November 19, 2007

A Weekend of Sewing.

Yesterday, I enjoyed my very first day - home alone - since Isaac came home to us one and a half years ago. And I cried. Yes, I cried. I cried as my husband was driving off with him and Meaghan. I cried because I don't "do this". I don't take time away from my son. I have a sort of PTSD that surrounds his adoption, and it is a RARE occasion that I am away from him. In fact, the only time that I ever "let" someone drive off with him was the day of my parents' house fire. And I think that was because I was in shock.

But it was good to do this this weekend. We all needed it. Daddy needed to spend some time alone with Isaac and Meg. Isaac needs Daddy big time right now., as he hasn't seen him much lately. Mommy needs to learn to trust others (especially Daddy) with her baby. And Meg needed some one-on-one time with Halis. And God knows I needed to Sew!!!

So, after eating a handful of chocolate chips, and drinking two cups of potent coffee (the chocolate helped the tears to go away and the caffeine helped my motivation) ... I created the following:

Two pillows for the reading room in my new home ...

A penguin scarf and matching wrist wallet for my niece :

A simple, lined wristlet bag for Isaac to carry his toy cars in:

A purse for my Sister-in-Law :

And believe it or not, I managed to get one quilt near completion, and one other started! Gotta love caffeine :) Oh, and I also managed to package up at least 35 items that I recently sold on Ebay. I am telling you - when the babe's away ... the Mom will play. I am SO going to do this again!

Love,

Jodi

P.S. My absolute favorite completed project is the Mr. Rogers pillow. He is such a hero of mine and I just love the way it turned out. I look forward to using it in my new house.

9 comments:

Missy said...

i had to smile when u shared how difficult it is to leave your little ones....or have them leave us. then we realize how important it is to have time for us "moms" i love when i have a few moments in my home alone. i feel like a queen in my own little castle. i know that sounds strange, but it's quiet and i can do whatever i want :)

ps, i love the cars bag u made. any chance u could make one for my little nic? if so, let me know how much. i know he'd love it.

love,
missy

Paula said...

I've had some tears, on the mommy side, from some of my day care kiddies this week. So hard to leave them!
I'm blown away by all that you created and completed in one day! I love the squirrel pillow, so cute!

Angela said...

Love all the stuff...makes me want to finish my sewing...if only there were more time in the day.

Jodi Renshaw said...

Dear Missy,
I would be happy to make sweet Nic a Cars bag. I think $8 should cover it, including shipping. How does that sound?
And yes, it is so nice to feel like Queen for the day! I promise to do it again. It is good for us Mommies :)

Love,
Jodi

Jodi Renshaw said...

Dear Paula,
Oh... those poor babes crying for their Mommies. Breaks my heart. But I am so glad they have someone as tender as you to comfort them. I wonder if the Mommies cry too :(
Love,
Jodi

Jodi Renshaw said...

Thanks Angela!
Here is hoping that you too can find a day of blissful sewing :)
Love,
Jodi

mo said...

That is so sweet. I am wired exactly the same way and if you think about it, now is the time to have all that time with your beautiful kids because one day all too soon they will be older and we won't have this same opportunity. I love that you are so enjoying your kids. In fact, I wish more moms felt this way!

Missy said...

thank u so much :)

love the snow pictures. nic hasn't seen snow yet.....i'm sure he'd love it.

i'll send you a check.

love,
missy

Tim & Sarah said...

You are so talented. I have tried my luck at sewing, the most success I have is skirts. Great work!