Shawnee's Secret Santa

I am a young creative minded mother of boy/girl twins. When we decided to start a family, twins were never in the mix. They have proven to be a blessing and joy and it is a wonder to watch them grow and take in the world around them. I currently work outside the home full-time and find that working along with raising an active (read= exhausting)little family of 6 (can't forget the doggies)can be a bit of a challenge. I decided to purchase a sewing machine to give my creative side a much needed boost. Over the past 6 months I have been teaching myself to sew through my own trial and error and reading of blogs and books. It seems that I have a knack for this sewing thing as I have taken to it like a fish to water. I look forward to sharing with you a little on my life and crafting projects as things take shape!

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Monday Worth Going to Work for

So overall I'm having a pretty good morning. Yesterday I completed my first 5K. I (a self pronounced no-runner) have been diligently training for the past 2.5 months. I found a great weekly podcast to download for my Nano and it has taken me from barely being able to run for 90 seconds at a time to jogging an entire 5K. This was a major task for myself as I am a woman of rounder proportions. Yet I was determined to set this goal for myself and acheive it! I've really surprised myself at what I was able to accomplish. On top of that I had some trully amazing friends and family support me all the way. I feel so incredibly proud in the fact that I made others proud in my accomplishments. Special thanks to my loving sisters, two of which successfully completed a HALF MARATHON!!! just last weekend. They were with me all the way and many times when I didn't feel like getting out to train I would think about having to tell them and it'd would motovate me out the door. My thrid sister who was at the race with me and her lovely family yesterday cheering, hugging, praying, and snapping pictures of me. My wonderful friend Jen who is a maranthon runner came out and ran the race with me. I know it had to be hard for her because I am sure i was turtling in comparison to the way she runs. Yet she stayed with me and kept me going step by step. I love that girl. Finally to my own family. My 4 year old twins running to give me a great hug at the finish line and my wonderful husband for telling and really making me feel like he was proud of me. I am hoping that I am starting to set a good example for my little ones. They were a major reason why I did this. I know they are far too young to understand the significance but I hope it plants a seed in their little minds.
So I head in to work today expecting a typical Monday. Well about a half hour ago a coworker comes in with a bag of fabric. In it was some amazing vintage bark cloth and old flour sacks. She said her neighbor had a garage sale and she was getting rid of her mothers old stuff. This wonderful co-worker ended up buying a bin of this miscellaneous cloth and went in and took the stuff she was interested in out. She is giving me the rest of the fabrics to me to do with as I desire. She brought in a sample of the fabric and I just about died of excitement. I am so sad I didn't bring my camera with me but as soon as I go home I'll snap some pics and share my finds! Until then have a great day! I know I will!