Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Sunny Saturday of Work

Off to help a friend with moving into their new house.
I thought I would give a smile today. Several people have said how cute the Puppy and Kitten are. I don't won't you all fooled. As we speak, Ranger is in Kitty time out for knocking my sewing scissors off the table (for the tenth time) and into Lilly's waiting mouth. They are 8 months (Ranger) and 6.5 months (Lilly) and love to get into trouble together.
Here is the cute picture from below, and a second picture taken just moments later...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Another Rainy Day

Seems like we had our April Showers lead to May Showers, instead of flowers. They are saying another day of rain today. I should be sad, but it means it will be too wet to do the outside work that I should be doing, and instead spend the day feeding the need to sew. I made a pair of capris this past weekend and I wasn't completely happy. They were great, except the pant leg bottom was just to wide. I want to try again and this time try to taper in the leg a bit to make it fit better. It was my first time putting pockets into the pants, I was very scared to try, but in the end, follow the pattern, and they turned out great!

Meanwhile, another craft from the backlog. This is a very, very simple fleece throw I made for my grandfather several years ago. Just a piece of fleece with some binding around it. The special part was I took all of his travel patches off his old jacket and put them on the blanket. By that time he really couldn't see anymore, but people would visit him in the nursing home and it acted as a great conversation starter..."look at all the places you have been"; "which was your favorite?"; "tell me about this one?". He cherished the blanket until he passed, when my mom kindly gave it back to me to keep. Patches are a great way to mark your travels (light, easy to get from just about everywhere, last for ever). Ever member of our family has a patch jacket (okay mine fit me when I was 10!), and now we even collect them for my husband so he can start one.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The beginning of another addiction

So I have been spending tons of time going to all the blogs on Sew, Mama, Sew's site and have been hopeful about winning something new and exciting. I think it is a great idea to coordinate everyone's giveaways to the same time and encourage people to look at new blogs. But there is the problem, I am looking at everyone's new blogs. Every time I go to a new blog, I am signing up for the giveaway, but then getting lost in the blogs. I have really been enjoying everyone's work and it has been great to see the possibilities. I had a couple of blogs bookmarked before this, that I would visit, but now I have about 20-30 that I have subscribed to.
And all of this has made me want to actually start my own blog. Not really for others, as much as for me. I am thinking that this is a great way to journal my life, something I have always wanted to do, but never had time for; and a great way to make me keep working on my crafts, and not let them linger in the works in progress pile!
So to that end...I give you one of the things I created. I have a whole bunch of items to share, but many are on my camera. I will start with something that is already on my computer:
I made these onsies for my nephew for Christmas. It was my first attempt at embroidery and I really enjoyed it. So far I am sticking wiht the simpler beginner stitches, but hope to get better as I go. Since my nephew is one, he was easily pleased, and his brother thought it was cool that he got Nemo. I used an on-line coloring page for the Nemo one, and a sublime stitch pattern ( I think, will have to check).

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I have a blog!

Well I just stumbled into this. I didn't even know I had a blog - cool.
So I have been participating in Sew,Mama,Sew's May Giveaway Day, and it made me think that I am the only person in the world that doesn't have a blog. So here is to day one in my new life as a blogger. I am known for being random, so this should be fun!