Thursday, January 12, 2012

No Sewing this week!

Jeff and I are heading to Thousand Oaks, CA to visit relatives.  We are leaving tonight or tomorrow.  I do have plans on sewing when I get back.  Jeff is enrolled in mainstream school again so my nights are freer and I can sit down and sew.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What a mess!

I've been going through the stash brought up from the storage room.  I've gotten rid of quite a bit of junk.  the fabric I had down there is mostly fleece, baby knits, cotton pieces for kids clothes, etc., nothing really that I can use.  :(  At least not for me.    I have a great niece that is due Feb 1, so have some ideas for her, but will have to go to my other stash to see what I can use for me.
We are heading to San Diego next weekend, so I need a couple of new tops.  I have no clothes that are decent any longer, including my working wardrobe.   I need to become Sherill or Debbie Cook!  Give me your mojo  pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..  Just kidding.  I admire those two.  They are always getting things done.  Another one is Michelle in San Diego.  Maybe I can meet up with Michelle and Sherill.  I'll have to ask them.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I knew I had more stash somewhere in this house!  My husband checked the back room and lo and behold he found about 10 more crates of boxes of fabric and such!  It was like Christmas last night, going through it.
Now tonight, I will go through it again and decide what to keep and what to give away.   Looks like sewing is being put off until Saturday (again).

Also, Thanks for the advice Sherrill.   I am thinking maybe I should switch over to my black poly/linen that I have oodles of to make this up.  I think it will drape ok.  I've washed it and will have to drape it when I start on that project.  Also, I will wash the denim multiple times in hot water, then put it away with a note on it that I've done that, so I won't do it multiple times again.   I tend to forget what I've done at times! 

On another note, I found a Mary Duffy pattern in my stash that might be an option for a straight skirt, although, I'm not sure my apple shape will look good in it, but it's an option.  I could modify it into an A line skirt too.  Just a thought.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The first Monday of the New Year - what's the plan?

Well, I've been up since 4 a.m., so I might as well get started on something.
First thing, I will clean off the kitchen table so I can actually do something.
Ok,  I've got the area organized again.   I'm trying to decide what to sew.  I need new dresses, as I have already mentioned.  But  I'd like to make a denim skirt and a knit top.  I found my stash of knits and so I'm thinking that is the direction I want to go in.
This Connie Crawford pattern keeps calling to me.  Do you think the skirt would work in a light weight denim?   I've got a lot, and I mean A LOT of denim that is lightweight enough, I think I t would work for a skirt.   I think that'll be the plan.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years Eve

I hope everyone has a very good evening and stay safe.
   I have the grandkids tonight.  They didn't come last night.  We are watching Cars 2.  I am  blogging.
Kya brought her Nintendo DS.  I had bought her a couple of games for it.   I had made a bag a long time ago and her Nintendo fits in it perfectly.  There is a pocket on the inside for the charger.  Tonight I threw together, a book type folder that will hold 12 game cartridges.  It's very simple, not very professional, but it serves the purpose.  She seems happy with it.
Jeff is going to the movies with his friends.  Other than that, not much is going on in this household.  I had to run to Joann's today and get another skein of thread to finish this afghan I started.  They didn't have any lavendar which is what I needed.  I thought that was weird because that's where I bought it the first time.  So I started searching through the bins and I found one skein.  Good thing it is all I need!  So I was happy about that and I had a 40% coupon to boot.   Then I picked my husband up at Trax and we went to the grocery store.  After that we stopped at McD's and got lunch to take home.  By this time, it was almost 2:30.  We watched the end of  The Ghost and Mr. Chicken with Don Knotts.   Cute show.   Then the kids came.  So that's been my day in a nutshell.
After the kids go down to sleep, I will start working on the afghan again.   The colors are tangerine, soft white and lavendar.  Odd, but strangely pretty, I think.  Hopefully she'll like it.