Monday, September 29, 2008
Anyway, I'm almost done. I still have to add the zipper, cut and fray check the sleeves, hem, and add decorative buttons. I think I can do all of this by Thursday night. That's correct I need a Halloween costume by Thursday. Hopefully, when I finish Bo can take better pictures of me.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I did receive some birthday money. Of course, I had to spend it. Before I get into the books I purchased, I have to apologize to Betz White for not purchasing her book Warm Fuzzies even though I had it in my hands and I carried around the store. I finally decided that I would probably never make anything out of it, and I'm trying not to purchase things I don't think I'll use. But man I was tempted to purchase it, and I still may change my mind and buy it later. It had beautiful pictures and great ideas.
I have been looking at this magazine since it came out. I want to make some of the Whee mini skiers that are featured on the cover except I would love to make them not so whee, but actually with some large pinecones I have. Also Betz White has a featured project in it.
This Gooseberry Patch book is just a good overall Christmas book. There are several ideas in here that I think will be good gifts to give to my co-workers. It also has some great recipes that I could make and send to Bo's office for the holiday. I leaning towards the Chocolate -Pecan Bars or the Lemon-Orange Rolls, but there are many others that I could choose from.
Monday, September 22, 2008
On top of this we are moving office buildings. My organization has not moved in over 30 years. It seems like a lot of work to move across the street, but the much larger building will be so nice to work in. We have stirred up more dust than you could imagine and I have gone home every night for the last week with a headache. We should be in and settled by the end of the week. Life should be back to normal then.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
We got there a little early so that we could got to the new The Johnson Center For The Arts. They are having an exhibit of Andy Warhol. This is a really big deal for a small town in Alabama. Who am I kidding this is a big deal for any town in Alabama. We really enjoyed the exhibit and would recommend it to anyone who lives close.
This is my Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake that my parents got me. My other favorite type of cake. Who could ask for anything more?
Nephew took to my In-Laws piano. He loves anything to do with music and the piano was no exception. This entertained him the entire time he was there.
Tomorrow, I hope to start sewing my Halloween Costume that I cut out today before we left. I also need to fix a pair of Nephew pants.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
1. Putting in a separating zipper isn't hard at all.
2. I didn't understand how to put the pockets in, and now they seem to stick out from under the jacket sometimes. They just need tacked down.
3. Stitches in fleece need to be perfect the first time because if you rip them out they more likely will rip the fabric. If any has any tips on how not to do it I would appreciate it.
4. Still no good places to have my picture taken.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Second, we stopped at IKEA. Neither Bo nor I knew exactly what to expect when we went there. So many people in the blog world talk about IKEA so I had to go and see what all the fuss was about. All I can say is WOW! After I left there I felt like my sensors were overloaded.
Next stop The Varsity -" What ya have? What ya have?" When in Atlanta you must eat at the varsity. But having them yell "What ya have?" makes me kind of nervous, but there chili cheese burger and onion rings are Awesome!
Then on the way back my car turned over 100,000 miles. All those miles and so many memorise. Here's to my car going another 1000,000 miles. Bo was so sweet he actually pulled of the interstate on to an exit so that I could get this picture.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Now, Bo and I argue over who gets the mail. Mostly, because Bo get the bills and junk and I get the good stuff. (I have agreed to let Bo get the mail on the days that the trash can needs to be picked up from the curb.) Well, yesterday was Bo's turn and needless to say he did get a bill and junk mail, but he also pulled out a large envelope. I knew immediately that it was from Messy Karen! This is what I received from Messy Karen:
This is how she labeled the inside package. It was just so cute, I had to take a picture.
Fabric, wonderful fabric. It was folded neatly, washed and ironed.
Messy Karen included the materials and instructions to make Anna Maria Horner's Bookmarks. I was going to make these last night, but I decided to watch Project Runway and Tabitha's Salon Takeover. I don't know if I liked Tabitha's show or not. I may have to watch a few more episodes. I can't thank Karen enough for this wonderful package of fabric!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Okay, this is the deal: My sister-in-law asked me to make my nephew 5 pairs of pants for fall/winter, and I would love to get them done as soon as possible. The only thing is I need to find a pattern that fits him. The ones pictured below were made to see how they fit. These pants are now sitting in an envelope waiting to be mailed to my mother so that she can tell me about the fit, but she won't see Nephew until Sunday. Afterwards, Nephew can were these as pj pants.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I made Nephew a Clever Little Cape by Apple Cyder. I asked Nephew if I could take his picture with it on. He shook his head no, but I tried anyway. This is Bo trying to put it on Nephew.
This is Nephew immediately taking it off. He did carry it around with him, but he didn't want to wear it. Who knows he may grow into it. I would recommend this pattern to anyone. It went together really quickly.I haven't posted this no-sew blanket I made. These are great for gifts. This one is really soft.
Finally, I don't usually post my good deal that I get a CVS, but today's deals were to good not to talk about. All of these items pictured cost me $8.33 out of pocket.
I now need to go help Bo clean the house. Hopefully, I can sew tonight.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Actually, I didn't purchase this fabric, my sister-in-law did, but I'll be sewing it. So I guess it counts as fabric for me. SIL wants me to make Nephew pants that look exactly like several pairs that are found in Ragsland . These will be my next major project.
This just other fabric I wanted or fabric that will be used in Halloween Costumes.
Notions I purchased that were 50% off, and I can always use something new. The large yardage of elastic is for Nephew's pants.
This is going to be used to make a cape for Nephew. This weekend we played "capes" with just the yard of fabric. Nineteen months olds have the best belly laughs. I wish I could bottle it and listen to it on days when I need a good pick me up. I hope to have this done when I keep Nephew this weekend.
Bo's 84 year old great aunt broke her hip today so thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Teaching Nephew how to play paddle ball. He took to this really well. Then he wanted to learn how to play shuffleboard.