I finally finished Julia's outfit!! I was very happy with how it turned out . . . and it fits her just right! You can tell she was pretty proud of her new clothes. :) She wore it today to a lunch get-together with friends.
In other sewing news, I ordered this shirt pattern from Fashionably Modest Patterns, and it arrived today. I already purchased material to make a shirt and am very excited to get busy sewing it! It looks like it will be fairly easy. I was originally leaning toward making it with the 3/4 sleeves, but now I think the fabric I got (dark pink eyelet) would look cuter with the short sleeves--we'll see. I got plenty of fabric, and think I will have enough extra to make a dress or something for Julia--so we would have coordinating mother-daughter outfits for the first time! :) I'm hoping to start the cutting out tomorrow, and maybe finish sewing the shirt by the end of the week. I'll keep you all posted on my progress! I also like the fact that the pattern can be adapted to make a maternity shirt--I'm sure I'll be taking advantage of that for future pregnancies.
After a very busy weekend, today was also a very busy day! We had a very nice lunch with friends, as mentioned above, and then we had our friend Paula over for supper tonight. Jim used to work with her husband a lot, doing construction, until he passed away a few years ago. Paula is going to be moving down south in a couple weeks, and we were thankful to be able to get together before she leaves. I'm sure we will see her now and then in future years, but it won't be the same as having her close by. We will miss you, Paula! We are so thankful that we have the joy of knowing we will share Heaven with you even if we will not get to see each other as much here on earth.
I need to get to bed, as tomorrow is another busy day (but fun busy--beach day!), but I wanted to leave you all with one last picture. Jim and the kiddos went into a toy store while we were out shopping on Saturday, and Jim came out with the hankering to buy this toy car. It's "officially" Julia's, but she's a little scared of it so far, so Sam rides it a lot. (It's not self-propelled, but foot propelled. Jim calls it a Fred Flintstone car. :))