It is Sunday. It seems like every time we go to church the kids get sick after with some virus. And then we're usually sick so long that we miss church one or two weeks then I find myself wondering if we should really go again or not. It costs us weeks of sleep disturbed nights and poor miserable kiddos. This week the kids are still sick from last week, when we did go to church. I've spent most of my time taking care of the crabby one year old. But I must be growing up (and it's a good thing because I'll be 30 in a few months) because I don't mind not doing my projects I wish to be doing... and not getting much sleep. I'm loving just holding the kids, reading to them, and putting myself fully into raising them.
But, yesterday I went to a baby shower. And I always like to make at least a little something for a gift. And I had no time. The evening before the shower I brain stormed and worked on these projects mostly while holding the sleeping baby or sitting right next to her. This was a special shower to bless the mama too, who just had her 5th boy. So yes, Mama was due for some pampering. I hand stitched her a lavender sachet with some linen scraps and embroidered it with thread and wool. The lavender was dried from my garden and smelled so heavenly while I was filling it. I love the smell of lavender and use it sometimes when the kids or I are crabby or especially need a good sleep. It also wards away bugs and it's nice to use a sachet in the closet, car, under a pillow to aid sleep, or anywhere really.
For the new boy (blessed to be the fifth brother in an awesome family) I threw together a sweet cuddle monster... or robot... or thing. Whatever he is, he is snugly and very soft. Maybe I'll make a few more and share how easy they are to make.
I seem to be all about providing comfort lately. :)