Things have been a little stressful here, we are one of the millions of Americans that are still waiting for their tax refund still. We filed on 2/1/12, and at first we were told we would have it by February 21st, then it was changed to February 14th. We on Friday, hubby and I decided we would give it a rest and quit obsessing when it would come cause we know its coming, its just really hard when you need that money. So I made it to Sunday without obsessively checking and the message i received was we should have it by February 23rd. And Hubby said, "So much for their 21 day promise". Its not really a promise from the IRS that we will receive it within 21 days, that is just the normal processing times for the IRS, but I think when they implemented this new pay system, i think it was, everything got screwed up, and i know a lot of my local friends are either getting them a week early or a week late. I really truly hope this money comes before the 24th, but I know i can wait until then.
We know exactly the van we are getting, there's a hint to one thing we are using our tax money for, is finally getting a bigger vehicle!!!! But without any type of money we cannot do much about it. Here is a picture of it. I really hope we can get it
Isn't it beautiful!!! Just perfect for our family size.
In more good news, I finally got my sewing machine, Thank to my wonderful mother!!!! I had originally asked for hers, thinking she didn't use it anymore, but she cannot locate it in the hanger, she decided I did not need her old one, but a brand new one. So she bought me a Singer Heavy Duty 4100 series. I love it. I haven't used one since i was a teen and it was my moms i used. I had no problem threading the bobbin, but I am having problems threading the machine properly, and all the thread is bunching on the bottom. When I told my husband he said I will help you with it on Monday on my day off. So tomorrow he is gonna help me and i can finally get to sewing!!!! YAY for me!!!!
Here is a picture of the Sewing Machine she got me. I am in love with it. After my mom said she was going to buy me one instead of giving me hers, i told her i didnt want anything special, something with plenty of stitch choices, nothing too fancy or expensive. I love her to death, she knew I needed something to last me. My 1st project, is my 1st cloth diaper. Nothing too fancy or special. I dont have all the materials to make it at this exact moment. I still need some hook and loop and FOE, and i want some regular elastic. I like the look of the FOE, but i know it wont work for every type of cloth diaper.
Here is a picture of what i have so far, sorry for the poor quality, they were taken on my phone.
It is made from one of my husbands old huge t-shirts and one of my sons old baby blanket. It has only 3 diaper layers, but i am attaching an internal soaker pad as well. It's ok if I dont every use it daily, but its my first trial diaper, and im proud of myself, and so is hubby.
I know the stitching on the internal soaker isn't correct, but its not done, cause of the thread bunching on the bottom. But it is only my 1st attempt. So i know it wont be perfect. Before i attempt to buy all my fabrics, including PUL, I want to get some good practice. Plus i have tons of things i can use around the house to make diapers, covers, inserts, and cloth wipes. Plus i want to attempt a few wet bags too.
He asked me if i could get a good hang of doing this, could I make them at home and sell them, and i told him absolutely, So we will see how good i can get!!!
Here is some random thought for you all...What would the world be like without us?