Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dillydallying with Sister!

Sister and I had such a wonderful time together ...
... she has lived in the Los Angeles area for nearly a year.  We kept our pace relaxed ... there is so much to see and do in a city of this size.  Like her mother, Sister is a woman with many missions ... and for this visit she wanted to reacquaint herself with her sewing machine!  Of course ... that made this mother's heart sing!
Sister grew up sewing and is more skilled than she realizes.  However, it had been many years since she had spent time sewing, so understandably she was a bit hesitant.  A year out of college (2007) she requested a sewing machine for her birthday ... of course I was thrilled to comply!  She was so busy building a career, the machine was set aside.  On my last day in California, we pulled the machine and equipment from storage and got busy.  Sew fun!
Sewing is a new activity for Peder ... Sister hadn't sewn since adopting him.  He supervised the rotary cutting and immediately claimed ownership of the strips.  
We cleaned up the machine and began setting up a little (super mini sized) sewing station!  We set her machine on a small (TV tray size) table ... purchased a bath mat to reduce the vibration ... and I made pockets for her tools across the front.  After several years in storage ... that machine purred like a kitten!  Peder, on the other hand, flew and hid!  Such a silly boy kitty!
If you visit Sister's blog, you'll immediately see that she loves entertaining and creating tablescapes!  She was on a mission to make custom napkins!  This is the first one she made that day!
Here is a picture of it on her courtyard table.
I had to take a picture of her taking a picture for her blog ... too fun ... and too scary for this mother's heart!  Look at her standing on a lightweight folding chair ... YIKES!  She was taking photos of her first set of completed napkins.
I took this picture, and kept both feet planted firmly on the ground!  ;-)  The napkins turned out super cute ... love her sense of style!
She sewed into the evening while I prepared one of her favorite dinners.  She finished two complete sets of napkins and cut out several more (sets) enabling her to work on them as time allows.
Doing what you love ... with your daughter ... is a perfect dillydally day!  As I traveled home the next morning, my heart was full.  I am so grateful for the time we shared together ... she is a blessing!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally with your loved ones!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. It's so nice to see you enjoying the trips that you want and not having the time revolving around a school schedule - you are truly embracing this new stage of your life!