Dec 27, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
“The best gift of all, is love”
Dec 17, 2008
Dec 12, 2008
Dec 10, 2008
Dec 9, 2008
I have plenty of Christmas sewing that needs to be finished quickly, but I got myself sidetracked big time with a personal project. For a while I’ve been giving thought to making myself a new tote….what pattern, what fabric, etc. Around and around in my mind it goes. Then, Jackie’s black and white challenge got me to thinking in terms of black and white. Hmmm…this could be fun. I started playing with my fabric, just to see what looked good, but then, of course, I couldn’t stop and spent two days deeply involved in sewing myself a tote. This is what I came up with. I added yellow as an accent color, after all it is my favorite color. The pattern was challenging but I loved every minute spent on it.
Now back to Christmas sewing…only 2 weeks left!
Dec 4, 2008
Over the Thanksgiving holidays the womenfolk in our family spent hours around the dining room table playing with beads. A while ago, my sister-in-law, Rhonda, was looking at earrings and decided that they would look good on a Christmas tree. So that’s what we did. We made Christmas ornaments using earring hooks to hang them with. I put them on my tree last night and decided it added a nice touch. They sparkle so pretty in the tree lights, these pictures just don’t do them justice.
Nov 22, 2008
I keep my supplies in plastic shoe boxes with index cards for labels set inside so I can easly find the contents. Although it has kept things orderly and organized for me, I did notice today that it wasn’t very pretty. With all the crafting and sewing things right there on hand, you’d think I could do better than that! So I went to work on my computer and created new labels that dress things up a bit. Now that feels so much better. And it will be easy to change labels if I change my arrangement. (I always change my mind). I feel like I accomplished a little something today.
Nov 19, 2008
My little Christmas Cottage neighborhood just grew and grew. Seems there was a building boom going on. The little blocks are just too fun and I couldn't help it, I found myself making more of them so now instead of a wallhanging, as I originally planned, I have a quilt.
I have been working on the landscaping (sashing) a bit. This green seemed to go with every block. I'm thinking of sewing red buttons at the intersections and I still have to find the right fabric for borders.
I may not be able to snuggle under it by this Christmas, but it will definitely be there, full of fun memories, for many Christmas's to come.
Nov 7, 2008
They're here!! My cottages arrived in the mail today and I have been playing with little houses ever since....admiring them and arranging them and having a great time enjoying them.
Thank you so much to the awesome ladies in my group: Cheri, Stephanie, Karen, Eileen, Sarah, Emily Kathy, Bekka, Teresa, Terri and Nanette. I love your sweet little cottages. Beautiful work and so creative!
I can't wait to put them all together into a wallhanging for this Christmas season. I know exactly where it will be displayed.
Oct 30, 2008
I watched my daughters grow up together, not only as sisters but also as friends. They are adults now and still good friends. I’m always so grateful they have each other to turn to and rely on. I saw this pattern designed by Amanda Brook and immediately fell in love with it because it reminded me of my girls:
Oct 15, 2008
Oct 14, 2008
Oct 8, 2008
Yeah! I have a new iron. I followed the suggestions of Mary Kay, Carrie and Jackie and bought a Rowenta. Its not a cheap iron. Hopefully it will last and last for a long while. It's a nice iron but it always takes time to get used to something new. But now I'm back in therapy.....er....business.
This is what I was working on when the iron died. I've had this printed panel in my UFO drawer for too long. So nice to have it finally finished and it was a very fun project. A little like putting a puzzle together in some places. I had to sit up and think while I worked. I am going to hang it by my sewing machine in my sewing room.
Oct 6, 2008
Yesterday my iron died right in the middle of a project. Argh! I can't live without my iron! I can't sew without my iron! This is a serious situation!! It's enough to make this sewer frantic. So today I have to go shopping for an iron. My DH researched them on-line last night. Seems irons today have a 2 year expected life span. This iron has been my helpmate for about 7+ years of daily use. It replaced one I had for 15+ years.