Saturday, March 28, 2009
which you will hopefully see in my brand new etsy shop soon! While Ally was doing this on my sewing room couch....
as you can see, she finished her quilt! & it works quite nicely. You can see previous blogposts about her quilt adventure here and here. Suddenly she jumped up from the couch & declared that it was her turn at the sewing machine! She wanted to make matching pillow cases. So we got out the fabric & started cutting.... & she set to work. One seam joins all the layers...this is the magic part! When you flip it all inside out....
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Last Sunday we drove almost 10 hours to Columbia, Missouri, to visit the University of Missouri (Mizzou). Steve was interested in seeing their broadcast journalism school as he is thinking this may be what he wants to study. He has already seen the journalism school at Arizona State (where Leigh Anne is a student) so now he has 2 to compare. Monday, we toured the campus, the journalism school and the tv station.
But hubby is a huge fan of presidential libraries, & truth be told, we all enjoy them & learn a lot from touring. Here is one of the Truman homes downtown.
As you can see, we had amazing weather for our trip. We were all worn out after another long day of driving on Wednesday, but it was well worth it!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Today she decided to make a quilt out of them. First she laid them all out on the floor of my sewing room (I wish I had taken a picture of that!) Then she began sewing them into rows...
She has two more rows to sew, & then she wants to add borders.... I will share a picture of it when it's all done. She's doing a terrific job!
Is spring break over yet?
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Leigh Anne! She's been to Disneyland this week (who wouldn't want to go there for spring break instead of hanging out with her boring family?). Do you think she could figure out how to call her mom from a phone booth? For that matter, has she ever SEEN a phone booth before? Seriously, I thought they were extinct. To her credit, she did text me several times a day with updates on the trip. She's safely back in AZ now, spending the rest of her spring break with Grandma & Grandpa.
Today, Ally & I took in the Dallas Quilt Show. We were being really frugal until we spotted this cool software you can use to print your own fabric....
That was a splurge! It looks really cool. I'll let you know how it works out later on. I see fabric with llamas in our future....
We splurged on a couple of Moda charm packs too, & a cute fabric panel. It was a really fun day! I took pictures of the quilts Ally liked the best & I will share them with you next time.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Other than cleaning my house, I HATE.....
That's right. I hate peanut butter. It grosses me out. When I was a kid, if my mom even cut my jelly sandwich in half with a knife with peanut butter on it & got a TRACE of peanut butter on my bread, I would throw it away. Seriously. Ok Mom, don't be mad, it was a long time ago!
Other than cleaning my house & peanut butter I can't think of a thing I truly hate!
Things I love (besides the obvious, you know, my family & friends, God, sewing...)
Teapots. I adore them! I have lots, some old ones from my grandmas & some new ones (I especially love Mary Engelbreit teapots!)
Baseball! This would be my favorite pitcher, my son Steve! We all love baseball in this family...
Birdhouses. I collect them (but these are not mine. I borrowed this picture from google.)
Some more things I love....
but not cleaning my house. Which reminds me, time to get back at it. Thanks for allowing me this little break!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Anyways, the first piece of clothing I remember making was a yellow gingham halter top.... I actually made 2 of them, one for me & one for a friend! The pattern was something like this...
Can't you just picture it in yellow gingham? We thought we were "all that". Ahhhh the 70s were a wonderful time for fashion. And check out the price on that pattern! ONE DOLLAR! Wow. By 7th grade home ec class I was way ahead of my classmates. While they were still trying to figure out how to cut out their skirts (it had to be an a-line skirt pattern with a zipper and set in waist band!) I was hemming mine up & starting on a matching blouse (come to think of it, the blouse was gingham too! Pink. I must have had a thing for gingham!).
What is the first thing you remember sewing?
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