Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A few girls in the ward and I decided that we needed to feed our creative appetites, so we started getting together every Monday for an afternoon of working on some sort of crafty project. We each bring our own thing, hang out and maybe eat something yummy! Well, I finished my baby blanket and I've been feeling the need to get into sewing. I feel like if I have some big sewing project then my mind will be distracted from other recent events. But I have also learned that deciding to sew something like a quilt isn't as easy as stitching two pieces of fabric together. I quickly learned the other day that just cutting the darn fabric is tricky! But I went out and bought myself a cutting mat, a rotar (?) cutting thingie and a plastic ruler and began practicing!
So yesteday at our crafty pow-wow I asked them what I should make and they suggested a tote/bag. So based off of a simply pattern I constructed my very own mini tote! It has so many mistakes and stray pieces of thread it's not even funny. But as long as I keep it far enough away from people's picky eyes and maybe swing it around a bit
no one will notice. :)
Making this bag was also extremely theraputic. I was extremely focused and I felt like I had purpose again, which is something I have felt lacking as of late. Even if my purpose was a short-term goal of finishing that bag, I accomplished it and I felt really good about myself! There is something very rewarding about
making something by yourself.
I think I'll use it as a scripture case...
Sunday, March 6, 2011
|Our baby girl's footprints|
I know there is a purpose is all things and I have learned many important lessons this week, one being that my Heavenly Father loves me dearly and is mindful of my sorrows and grief. Jason and I have learned to lean on the power of prayer and I have felt expecially close to my Father in Heaven this week as I have called on Him for support, comfort, peace and understanding. I know this is a time for me to practice my faith and patience and I know that Jason and I will see our little baby girl someday. We have hope and we look forward to the day when we will have children, but until then we will put our faith in our Father in Heaven to get us through this time.
|A carving that Jason got for me when I went into the hospital;|
a memento of our baby and a reminder of the joy we will have in having children