Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Joan Read This Carefully

I am seriously having trouble with blogger tonight.
The above photo is unwilling to stay put where it belongs and I can't get my text to write above it..... Good news though for those who like for things to be spelled correctly, my spell check seems to be working wonderfully.....
Anyway, the above bag, inspire by this person, is what I hope to be the first of several to corral my small pieces of fabric. Not sure what color I'll try next.
I have three people willing to play Pay it Forward with me. Jaclyn, Adrienne and Joan. Joan! It's you! I can't convince Mary A to start a blog, so it's you! Get crackin' !
My fourth apron. I made this one reversible too.
Be nice, I had to take these by myself. Now that we have had our time change here, it's dark WAY TO EARLY. So, You Know Who wasn't home in time to torment help me.
Not sure what I'll do with this one..... I may have to keep it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pay it Forward

Have you heard of this? I hadn't until I clicked on Dee's blog the other night. I thought it sounded interesting and fun (and maybe slightly intimidating) I was one of the first three to comment and now I get to play. Here are the rules: I will make a little something for the first three people who comment on this post. I will have 365 days to do it in. If you would like to play you must have a blog and post your Pay it Foward on your blog to keep the fun going.


Who's ready to play?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I'm not ready for fall much less winter. People are gearing up for the holidays(busy at the shop), my car is broke, and it's cold. I mean COLD. So the other night, I decided to go ahead, brave the cold, take a walk with you know who and Brink, and try to capture some of the things I like about this time of year.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sophia bag - Woot!

The other possible title was...... Dear Jennifer, You made four of these??? I thought of that title about half way through. About the time I realized I hadn't put the fleece interfacing in the handles. Now that I am finished, I'm thinking, next time, prep all the pieces first. I mean I know this, I just have to do it.
This was WAY out of my comfort zone. It was fun.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Just in case

Just in case you thought I was being lazy this weekend...... I would have finished but,

I forgot to buy her feet. She needs feet.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

One for the shop

My second go at the Uptown Coat by Favorite Things. I'm hanging in the shop hoping it inspires more people to sew clothing. Thanks Jennifer for taking the photos for me.....

This time I used cordouroy for the outer coat and a cotton for the lining. Both fabrics are available at the store. I made covered buttons this time.

I think I could use a different one for each day of the week.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Is it just me, or is this cute?

You know who and I went to the second hand store downtown yesterday. I found this box of old buttons (but-tons). It was fortuitous to say the least, saved me having to drag the afore mentioned you know who to a fabric store. In the box were the exact things I was looking for, in the exact amount I needed. I started this project Friday night. I had everything I needed except, out of the hundreds of buttons I have, none fit.

This pattern is from Favorite Things it is their Uptown Coat pattern. The pattern is a simple one. You should probably have a few clothing projects completed before trying it though. There are some things they leave out.

So, as I said, I had the fabric in my stash. The lining is a cotton that we had at the shop, Middleburg by Jenny Beyer. The outer fabric is a wool-blend, it's older than most of my kids. It started it's life grey and I dyed it purple. I never made the project it was intended for. I have plenty left over.....
You know who kindly photographed me in the coat. I told him these pictures make it look like he almost knows what he's doing.
He said that sounded like a compliment.

I said it almost was.

So glad he loves me.

Hope you're having a great weekend.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Finished Quilt and Lovely Gifts

So, it's been awhile. Things have been a bit wonky lately. Even my car is not having enough fun. Her check engine light came on so instead of going home I swung by the mechanic and he said she is, um, well, kinda the human equivalent of blocked up..... apparently she needs a long drive on the freeway maybe as far as the Bodensee. Can you miss a day of work cause your car wants to go somewhere?
Anyhow, I finally finished my second quilt from Metro Blue Goes Green. Yes, it's another zig-zag, this time from half square triangles. I liked these so much more than the others I made. I also put a wide border on, or several borders, actually. Lesson learned, more borders are harder. I peiced the back trying to use up all of my leftovers.
I used really simple quilting. I followed the zig zag with a wavy line.
I got a box from my Sister. Talk about feeling loved! First of all, she wrapped everything beautifully. I almost didn't want to open it but I knew what was inside!
I love the tags.
She made me a cowl out of the yummiest plum color yak down. Did you know there was such a thing as yak down? I didn't. I love it.

Then there is this. This made me cry. This is from baby aplaca.

Holy Cow!

This frog is happy. He may go places with me. He also loves the pansy pin cushion.

And dish cloths, have you ever seen dish cloths this pretty?

More cowls. You have to touch these to believe them. If you are all nice I might let you touch them.
So after a fairly yucky few days, this all just made me smile.
K, buh bye.