Monday, September 14, 2009

First Day of School: Part 2

This time it's Morgen's turn!
I've actually been having a hard time embracing the first day of Kindergarten sentimentality thing with Morgen. Maybe it's because she's the third child; maybe it's because she went to school (and loved it!) last year, so starting up again has been anticipated, and we've been hanging around this school for a couple of years now, not to mention sporadically during the summer. Morgen's not concerned. Her teacher is beautiful and "sings everything she says" tells Korah, and her classroom is just lovely and pretty and fun. I know Morgen's in a good place, making friends, doing fun stuff. And although I forgot Morgen's snack (did I mention that I forgot to pack lunches for the older two on their first day? Maybe Obama should've said something about packing lunches in his back-to-school speech...), I--thank goodness--remembered my camera, and was able to snap a few photos of my big girl in her new classroom!

On another, completely related note, Morgen needed an apron for school. So of course, since I'm on this "I can do that" sewing kick, I had to make her one. It's an apron, not a blouse with frilly sleeves and buttons, for crying out loud. So I did it. I actually just traced a mini-apron that Korah had gotten somewhere (her name was all over it, or it would've been a hand-me-down). The ties were the worst since (1) turning canvas tubes right-side-out is murder on the fingertips! and, (2) my iron decided to stop working completely in the middle of the process. I ended up going old-school and heating up the iron on the stove as Dave chopped wood and the chillin's gathered eggs from the henhouse. Next thing ya know, we'll be pumpin' water from a well Dave dug with his bare hands and well, I think we can all take turns milkin' the cow.

I love this fabric...it's all from Ikea, of course. That there's a double pocket with some stripey detail...

I like the Converse-esque double stitching on the black canvas.


And since this is all about Morgen (okay, and a little about my new, mad sewing skillz), I thought I'd add this little snapshot...(yes, that's a teddy bear sweater on her head)...

She might seem shy if you meet her on the street, but she's really an imaginative, hilarious little goofball. She's an amazing and brilliant and uninhibited and snugly little girl... and yes, I can't believe she's almost six already.

Alright...I'm going to go look through photo albums and sniffle in the corner now.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

nice apron! tip for next time - use a knitting needle or a safety pin to push the straps through. soooo much easier.

wendy said...

Near the end of turning those suckers right-side-out it occurred to me a crochet hook might have been a better idea (albeit too short?), I did use a safety pin; I can't imagine how else one would do it! It was just a tight tube and very stiff canvas (oh yeah...what's that rule about washing fabric before you sew?).

SarahD said...

Wow! Great job with the apron... seriously! It's adorable!

Renae said...

Cutie pie!

(and so is your daughter Morgen!!)

Kathy said...

LOOOOVE the apron. Absoulutely everything about it is sooo perfect.

CC said...

that last pic is just AWESOME!