I was sewing late last night. Why, you ask? Joe's out of town again this week. He recently found out that he will be traveling three out of four weeks. He will be home for weekends, mostly, so I guess it could be worse.
His bosses (men, of course) planned this trip for him and other co-workers during the week of a holiday. Very thoughtful ... not. Everyone he works with and for is either divorced, almost-divorced, or unhappily married. They don't have family to worry about.
The children and I are driving up to visit him this afternoon and staying through Thursday morning. We're going to Sesame Place because Anheuser-Busch gives military members free family passes every year (since September 11th) to active-duty service members and their families. I think we still need to buy two tickets, because our family has exceeded the amount of tickets they gift.
So last night, when the last little one was tucked in bed and kissed goodnight, I went to my sewing machine.
I made Sawyer, my chunky baby, some summer clothes. I appliqued two of the tank onesies and made coordinating shorts. Now, the solid blue onesie was actually made to go along with these shorts because somehow the shirt is missing. (I'm afraid I may have tossed it into the trashcan that is near the baby's clothes basket in the laundry room by mistake.) I made the pair of shorts as a backup pair. I think I may even make another shirt. (The red matches my new bedroom pillows.)
Now, I need your opinion on the striped/dotted outfit. Yay? Or nay? Is it too over the top? I haven't stitched it down yet, because I'm still trying to decide its fate. (The dotted fabric is Alexander Henry's "Pop Dots," which I love.)
And I made a pair of shorts to match the birdie shirt and the tie onesie (the one in my banner). I had planned on making all of the pants into shorts, but he still wears the pants on cooler days and to church, so I wanted to save them. I also cut out about four more pairs of shorts to match the other onesie/pant outfits I made.