Friday, October 31, 2008

Pants and Ornaments

Okay, I have been sewing some, but mostly at night I've been going home after work and sleeping. I guess it is the cold weather we have been having. It's not suppose to be this cold in Alabama in October. I did manage to make Bo a pair of golfing knickers. The only problem is I cut out the wrong size, and they don't fit at all! I guess, I'll try again next year. My brother has agreed to try them on and model them for a picture, but only if I get him a pair of socks to go with them. We'll see if he actually models them.

I also made these Christmas ornaments. Spray on adhesive is my new favorite tool. These ornaments have one problem they seem to shed glitter everywhere.

I'm off to spend the weekend with my family and to go to one of my favorite fall traditions - The National Peanut Festival and Fair.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Free Time

Free time. What Free Time? I have been spending every free moment entering Bloggy Giveaways. You should check them out there are over a 1000 different giveaways going on right now.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Great Pumkin - Charlie Brown

Tonight was Trunk or Treat at our church. As you can tell by this picture I didn't do much to our truck, but I did wear my tried and true costume- the great pumpkin. My mother made me this costume in either 2000/2001 and every time that I wear it everyone loves it! The most unusual place I have worn it was to hospital to visit a friend who had her baby on Halloween. There have been years when I wanted to be something new, but I love being a pumpkin. Thanks Mom for making me such a great costume!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Happenings

I have been productive today. I finished 5 pairs of pants for Nephew, and cut out Bo's Halloween costume. I hope to have it finished by Friday. Wish me luck!
And this is what my sewing room looks like today. Thanks to Bo and his father. Next up is paint.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sewing Room Disaster

Yes, this is what my sewing room looks like after months of remodeling. Everything that didn't have a place ended up in my sewing room along with all of my sewing supplies. Now, it is time to redo this room. I know that my mother-in-law will cringe when she sees this picture, but she will love it when it is completed.
I found several projects that I had forgotten about. I am really really excited about working on this room. I'll show you the finished product as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Parents Visit

Today was my Dad's appointment with his ALS specialist. This meant that my parents had to come threw my town. I decided to ride along with them. It was a good afternoon for the three of us, but as we already knew my dad's ALS is progressing. We are lucky because his disease is moving slowly.

When we returned from the doctor my mom and I wanted to visit AC Moore which is having a going out of business sale. As you can see below I enjoyed shopping. My mom and I were in AC Moore for over an hour. Bo meet us there after work, and then it was off to dinner. I had one busy day.

Almost Finished Pirate Costume

I know that this isn't a really good picture and this isn't completely finished costume, but this is what I have so far.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Part of a Pirate

Halloween is coming quicker than I would like. Last night I finished Nephew's head scarf and pants. Well, the pants are sort of finished - I think the elastic in the waist will be to big for Nephew - so my mother has agreed to try them on him for a fitting and then she will finish the elastic and the waistband. Tonight, I must finish the shirt and the belt. I think Nephew will be an adorable Pirate.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sorry It's Been So Long

Saturday, I went home to see my family. I took my sewing machine with me to work on Nephew's pants. He was fascinated by my sewing machine. I let him sit in my lap and press the needle up-down button and the scissor button several times. He loved it! My mom told him that she would teach him to sew when he got older. My mother made sure that my brother knew the basics of sewing, and he has used that skill to mend his clothes when necessary.

Bo and I went to a Fall Farm Party with our church today. We got to decorate pumpkins. These are the pumpkins I decorated. I call them the BOO Family!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm Back

Bo and I enjoyed our days away, but I'm glad to be home. Here are some pictures from our trip to the Smokey Mountains.

We enjoyed breakfast at the Apple Barn, and then we went shopping at their store. I love their apple fritters there the best!

The next day we went to Dollywood. I love Dolly Parton, but her theme park has a lot to be desired. Maybe I went at the wrong time of year because there were a large number of water rides that I really didn't want to ride them this time of year. I'm glad that we went because now we don't have to wonder what it is like.
Later that night we visited The Incredible Christmas Place which is one our favorite places to go in Pigeon Forge. Bo and I could spend hours in there. Bo says that they are guaranteed to take some of our money. I wanted to show you this nativity set. Bo found it and told me he liked it. Then we looked at the price ... $25,000. Needless to say we didn't go home with it. Bo wanted to visit The Biltmore Estate which we both enjoyed so much that we would love to go back some day. We also visited the McDonald's across the street from the Biltmore Estate. This McDonald's is special because it appears on The Travel Channel's Worlds Best McDonald's show. It is also the third one I have visited on the list. Orlando and Rome are the others I have visited. I just wanted to let y'all know that I have the best husband in the world. He drove us an hour out of the way just so I could visit Jo-Ann fabrics. We got there 30 minutes before closing, but I had fun in my limited time there. So, that's our trip. Now that we are home it is time for laundry, putting away stuff, sewing of course, and the daily grind.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Leaves of Change

Today, we spent the day riding in the mountains. This is Bo posing for a picture. I hate to say it, but we didn't get any pictures together. Maybe tomorrow.

The leaves were beautiful, but some time during the ride I had to take a nap. Actually, I took two naps on the ride.
The Christmas ornaments that I made yesterday. They would look much better if they were hanging, but there isn't really anything for me to work with in the condo.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Change of Scenery

Bo and I went to the Mountains this weekend. It will definately get you in the fall spirit. Bo drove us while I made beaded Christmas ornaments. (I'll show them tomorrow)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Camo Shirt

This is my Built By Wendy,Simplicity 3692 shirt. It took a little longer than I thought it would, but I think that was mostly because I was sewing with knit. The pattern itself was easy to read and follow. The shirt is very comforable and I could see myself making another one.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

sewing with knits

Okay, last night had a long list of things to do. One of which was go to Hobby Lobby and Hancock.(Lucky me because they are located next door to each other which I find odd.)

I had done a mental inventory of my closet and I noticed I was missing long sleeve T-shirts or the equivalent. We are leaving for the mountains on Thursday so I thought I could whip up a shirt or two. I had seen this knit earlier in the week and didn't purchase it because I didn't know what to do with it. I now had a plan McCall's 5469. I cut out the pink, but I think I'll hold off on the blue until we get back.

The entire reason I had to stop was to get black knit fabric to coordinate with the pink camo I already had, and I was going to use a pattern I already had, Built By Wendy Simplicity 3692. So much for saving money. I did get this cut out last night, and I think I'm going to love it.

But while I was at Hancock I had to stop and check out the Dollar table. Man, did I make out like a bandit. I mean I got Halloween fabric before Halloween for $1.00 a yard. The yellow and black is a knit I have looked at for a while. I think it will be a sleeve less shirt next summer. There isn't much there. The other two I just had to have. Well, my plan tonight is to sew up the two shirt I cut out last night, and maybe start packing.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Productive Weekend

I participated in the Cooking with Pecan - Dessert competition on Saturday. I didn't place, but I had fun. I was suppose to participate in the Cooking with Pork, but everything worked against me and I didn't. I don't have any more competitions at the fair this year, and there is always next year.

I also cut out 5 pairs of pants and a pirate costume for Nephew. I hope to get some of them finished soon.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Opening Night at the Fair

Last night, Bo and I went to the Alabama National Fair and started our yearly participation in the Creative Living Center events. Which we won't be able to participate in as many events as in years past.
Bo made his Sweet BBQ Frog Legs for the President's Choice Cooking Contest. This year the president choice was "How do you like your Wild game?" Most of the other contestants cooked venison, but not Bo he had to think outside the box. He ended up not winning, but he did get interviewed by the paper and everyone wanted to try his frog legs so in the end if there would have been a popularity contest I think he would have won. There is always next year.

This quilt was one of my favorites.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

What a creative Bunko group

This months Bunko theme was of course Halloween Bunko, and we were all suppose to wear a costume. My friends are so creative. Debrah at Complicated Order came as Sarah Palin, and Allison at That's Mellifluous came as a mime. She was absolutely hysterical. Thanks, Allison and Deborah for making Bunko so much fun, I can't wait to see you next month.

On To The Next Project

My next project will be a pirate costume for Nephew. This is the fabric I plan to use. I am using Simplicity 3650 for the pattern. I am so excited that SIL asked me to make it. I plan on cutting it out tomorrow night and start sewing after that.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

I finished my Halloween costume and I had to put in a zipper. My second ever. I will admit that it isn't the best zipper, but I'm satisfied with it. I plan on wearing this tomorrow night to Halloween Bunko.

This is my America's Next Top Model pose.