Well, I'm off to finish up last minute things before the New Year. Have a safe night. Until next year...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Isn't it beautiful? I know it is supposed to be a bush, but I want it to be a big ole tree someday, so I just keep trimming the lower branches and letting the top go wild! Anyway... I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I did! Look at all the wonderful things my family got me.
My folks got me the serger. My awesome man got me the bobbin winder, cutting mat, quilting book (which I think is a hint!), and a handheld digital picture viewer so I can show off all of my creations to any interested passer-by! Ms. Priss did a wonderful job hand stitching me a cupcake pin cushion! Now I can finally get rid of the dreaded TOMATO! Yes, I should be motivated to start creating soon, but....those hammock chairs my folks got the girls are just too darn comfortable. Until later....
P.S. I added some of the gifts I made to the slideshow. But I noticed on the new doll, which has been lovingly named "Molly", I forgot to put a bow in her hair. I will be correcting that on New Year's Eve. Be Safe.
Friday, December 19, 2008
I think it came out ok, and Ms. Priss approves so that means it is ok. What else have I been doing instead of finishing Christmas gifts you ask? These!
Yay! They are done, now I can move on to the stuff I am suppose to be doing! I think they came out pretty good considering it was my first attempt. It took me a while to figure out how to get the top cuffs on straight. Next time I won't sew them into a cuff until after I attach them to the stocking, it will make it much easier. I hand embroidered some of the details, it is probably hard to tell in this picture. I also machine embroidered the snowflakes. I thought the buttons added a little charm to the polka dots and dressed them up a bit. It was also an alternative to putting snowflakes on all of the "girly" ones. I have added these pictures to the slideshow on the side with some different views. Now back to the sewing machine, I WILL have gifts done by Christmas!!! Until later...
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I am starting to think I might actually get everything done before Christmas. I have to keep thinking positively for it to keep me sane. We got the tree decorated, with ornaments, and figured out how to light the star. Now if I can just keep the boy and the middle child away from it. The man keeps asking when I am going to put presents under it. Is he CRAZY? There is no point to that nonsense. They would be unwrapped so fast...
Monday, December 15, 2008
I tried the flannel backing because I wanted to see how it would do, plus it made it heavier and warmer. It also added to the thickness, so it makes it a good winter weight quilt. I feel ok posting these, because 1. I know she can't wait to see them, and B. They are gifts for kids that I don't think will be reading my blog. All the gifts I make for Christmas won't be posted until after all the receiving and overall jolliness of the holidays are over.
Speaking of gifts. We are getting an early one this holiday. Our, almost 21 this week, son will be returning to the nest. Albeit it is only temporary, I think it will be good and bad. The good, it will give me a chance to move both "the boys" into the big guest room so I can FINALLY get the last downstairs bedroom redone. The bad, it will add to my already LONG list of things I have to get done in a hurry! So if I am absent from this blog for some time you will all understand why. I will try to post new completed items as soon as they are done, but we will have to see how time will treat me. Until later...
*Snow Day update. I have to say how jealous I am of everybody who got MORE snow than we did! And I think that is EVERYONE judging by the awesome pictures I've received.
Friday, December 12, 2008
On to a lighter topic, we got our tree yesterday. It took all of 3 minutes to find "the one". Now it is sitting and waiting to be brought in and decorated tonight! I can't wait to start wrapping those lights! Ok, so that is my least favorite part, but it does make the tree look so pretty and sparkly! Ms. Priss has already picked out which ornament will go on first. I have yet to get a First Christmas ornament for the boy, but I'm thinking about leaving the house today to get one. Here is our tree... undecorated.I have also added a few things to the slideshow on the side of this page. I monogrammed some bags for someone, and finally took pictures of the children's Christmas outfits. Until later...
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
When I opened my browser this morning, this was my quote of the day, "I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso
Isn't that so true! I think I need to figure out how to permanently post this to my blog! Anyway, I thought that was a good sign that I will get much accomplished today. Maybe I spoke too soon... the middle child just woke up, must tend to morning duties. Maybe I will be back, maybe I will be sewing, maybe I will send out emails to my friends and family to let them know I have a blog in which to view my creations. Whatever I am doing, hopefully it will be after breakfast and a shower. Until later...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The slideshow on the left is of my creations. Those of you know me, know the things I've made, because something in that slideshow might belong to you. I am a self-taught sewer and creator, and it probably shows in my work, but I can see the improvements and I thank all of you who support me (emotionally and financially) because without you, I would be nothing! :) I also want to thank the links on the side of the page, because without them, I would know nothing! Sew, Mama, Sew is SOOOO AWESOME! If you sew or create or just want to visit some pretty awesome blogs go check them out. And they sell stuff too. Good fabric.
Well, because it took so long to set up my blog I have no time to say more. So I'll post more later and hope I can figure stuff out by then.