First, before I get to the things that have been running thru my mind....
Tuesday Night Sewing Date!
I know I didn't post Tuesday, things have been pretty crazy this week so I didn't get a chance to post until now. Plus I feel like I'm in a little blogging-rut :o( But it's nice to have this fun night to post about to keep me going!
So, Tuesday was a bit of a mish-mashy day, worked on a lot of little things: mom & I worked on altering the dress I'll be wearing to a wedding this weekend, got ready to hang some pictures in the basement, worked on sewing blocks for the wedding quilt, and picked fabric for another block!
I found this absolutely wonderful little pattern that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it! It was so touching, because I have loved Willow Tree Angels for at least the past 8 years since my Grandfather passed away, and then collection began. My husband gave me this Willow Tree Angel last year "Promise" for our first Christmas as husband and wife. I don't remember where I found it, it was on one of my late night blog excursions, so if you know where it was, I would love to thank them, and give credit where credit is due!
Dani joined us, like usual, and worked on an adorable little bag she's making with left-overs of her beach fabric. And by golly, it's going to be adorable!!
Okay, now for the thinking and pondering.....
The hubby and I have talked that when we have kids, I would like to stay at home with them, at least for the first few years. With the state of the economy, it wouldn't be anywhere near possible now, but we're hoping when the day comes, we can swing it. So my questions go out to you stay-at-home-moms...
- Did you do anything to prepare before making the decision to stay home?
- What kind of things are out there for a stay-at-home-mom to do to help earn some income?
(I know some of the usuals: sell on Etsy, garage sales and sell things in the house, Tupper Ware/Mary Kay, etc.) but I'm wondering if there are other things out there that I'm just not thinking of/aware of.)
- Was there a point where you struggled, but decided to just stick with it, and made it thru?
- Any other thoughts and ideas would be much appreciated!! Answer yourself, bring friends, and thank you!
I know everyone out there in blogland is so helpful, and I would love to get some insight on how so many amazing women are able to make it at home with their children. I would love it if it worked out that I would be able to do this, I just don't know if we'll make it there.