The most fantastic mother's day present of all arrived at 2am Sunday: Issey returned home after being gone for 8 days. She returned with a few cuts and scrapes, and was apparently very tired (she's been doing a whole lot of sleeping!), but otherwise healthy and happy to see us! It was perfect timing, since I was worried I wouldn't be able to get in the mood for celebrating mother's day and Brynne's birthday, but her homecoming took a huge burden from my mind and I was able to relax and really be happy again. We've been getting huge amounts of snuggling, and we're guessing that her adventure was not all fun and games. I can't thank you all enough for your continued support and well wishes - each and every comment was meaningful to us. Thank you, and a belated Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there. I hope you all had a wonderful day - whatever form that might take!
I haven't gotten a whole lot of major crafing done lately, but this was piled next to my sewing machine this weekend:
This is a pile of scrubs (outfits that doctors and nurses wear) that Brynne's preschool has for the kids to use when they're playing doctor. But, these are adult sizes, and therefore far too long for the little ones to wear. I got them all hemmed and altered into wearable lengths for the kids.
I was also able to get in a bit of thrifting, and here are some of my finds from the weekend:
vintage kid's anatomy book
cute oilcloth apron for Brynne and giant (35US, 19mm) knitting needles for me
vintage kid's science/safety book
vintage sheet - gotta love the blues and greens!
incredible vintage sex ed book - I loved it for the font alone, but then when I opened it, I knew it was amazing:
love those graphic graphics!
this gorgeous tea pot
and a couple of vintage toy making books
I got some other goodies too, but they're going off as gifts to some bloggy friends, so I'm going to save the surprise. I get lucky like this pretty often, but I have to have the time to look through all the sections of the shops. This means that I can't go with Brynne in tow if I *really* want to look - she just doesn't have the patience yet. Luckily, Jerry will often watch her while I shop, or I can sometimes sneak in a trip to the shops when my workload isn't too heavy and she's at preschool.