Saturday, January 29, 2011


How is it the week can go so slow, and the weekend so fast?
Today was my gd 7th birthday.  We gave her a little Janome machine as she has asked to learn to sew.  It is one I had for a few years, so I gave it to her.
Still trying to finish that quilt so I can get to my personal goals.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 25, 2011

Once again, I'm going to try and create a blogspot that I can keep up with.  I've not been super successful before.
I've got a lot of projects planned for February.  I'm really into quilting right now, but my first love is fashion sewing.  I sew for everyone but myself.  This needs to change quickly, as I'm fast running out of clothes.

The first thing I want to sew for myself is : Vogue B5053
I want to make the t-shirt on the right.  I am plus sized, so I will have to alter the pattern to fit.  This is one of the reasons I've not sewn for myself.  It is a lot of work, and I'm not sure how to do it.   So I will be going by trial and error!
The fabric is a light pink knit.  It is very thin, so I will double the fabric, kinda like a lining.

 Then I want to sew Vogue B5047.  I have a black, poly linen blend.  Nothing expensive, so I can use it as a muslin.  If it works, then I'll have an outfit, if it doesn't, that's ok.  I bought it as a mulsin with the idea of buying something really nice once I perfected the pattern.
.As soon as I can get my camera functioning online, I will post pics of the fabric.

Today I am going to work on a baby quilt I am making for my friend.  Hopefully I can get it done this month so I can start on my own projects.  I did so much sewing at Christmas time for others, I didn't get anything done for myself.  Now it's my turn!

At the beginning of the year I started on Weight Watchers.  I'm doing the online program.  I've only lost 3.5 pounds, but it is a start.   I gave up diet coke back in May, now I'm trying to give up sugar.  Oh my it is difficult, but I want to be successful, so I'll just keep plugging away.
For my birthday last year I bought a dress'll come in handy now that I'm going to finally sew for myself.  Even though I'm planning on losing weight, I will be able to use it for quite some time.  Which is good, because they are pretty expensive.

Well, enough blogging for today.  I'm off to the sewing room to get started on that blanket.  I took a floating holiday today so I could do some sewing.