Oh, and getting presents.
A long time ago I gave away some fabric on Facebook. It was a bunch of random corduroy that Granny had given me years earlier, fabric I kept because I thought I'd eventually do something creative with it. Then one day I remembered that I don't get creative with fabric and decided to pass it on to someone who does. Sachi claimed it, then I forgot about it.
Until last night.
Check out what she made. Here is a purse she made for herself, which made three random solids and a crazy print turn into something super cute (which says a lot for this non-purse girl).
And here is a big library (or whatever I want to use it for) bag she made for me.
The solid corduroys are colors I wouldn't have chosen myself and the paisley one is really fun, but I never do prints. Or at least I don't wear them. Now, however, I have a useful bag that reminds me of both my grandma and my friend. I love it!
This is the second bag a friend has surprised me with that is made from fabrics I'd never have chosen, but that I absolutely love. I think my friends are better at getting me out of my proverbial ruts than I am. I love how we're all wired differently and I'm thankful for the people in my life who are creative in artistic ways. They impress me!
Anyway, enough about handmade bags.
The guys shot arrows.
One daughter of a tomboy mom got some post-(very minor) injury pampering from a daughter-less mom who likes to do girly things.
These two struck a pose.
The moms shot arrows.
We made the kids pose for a picture and got one with all six kids looking at the camera and smiling on the first try. Miraculous!
We tried a fun shot of the adults, but Tim's the only one who came out clear ... and he looks sorta crazy. It was fun to take anyway.
Then we took a more mature, subdued picture of the adults. One that I didn't realize was photobombed until this very moment. Ha!
I love this family and hanging out with them was a perfect way to end the day!