Archive for the ‘Sewing’ Category

Another Reason to Knit

April 19, 2018

My brother called on my birthday.  My nephew and his wife’s baby was born the day before.  Drat!  He missed by one day.  I’m so very happy for the new parents and grandparents.  They have been waiting so long.  Now, I can make a proper label for his quilt.  And knit lots of stuff, of course.

  Baby socks from leftovers.  They probably won’t stay on his feet because it is silk and bamboo yarn.

  A boldly striped sweater that won’t fit until he’s two.  He will, however, be easy to find.

A don’t have much in the way of baby patterns, so I’ve been pouring through my books and magazines.  I can’t find what I have in mind, which doesn’t surprise me.  I may have to wing it, but some guidelines would be helpful.

 

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Cold Again

April 15, 2018

Lately, I have been feeling like the world is against me.  First, it was my laptop. Then, my phone wouldn’t charge.  And now, it’s forty degrees lower than yesterday.  And what do I do?  Go out and buy a new serger.  So now, I am holding my breath.  It’s brand new and works beautifully.  Last year I bought a pretty cotton knit for a dress, so I cut it out today.  I am so glad I have pattern weights.  It makes cutting so much easier.  The serger came with a dvd and I’m actually thinking about taking a class.  I am so ready for some sewing happiness.

  I made myself a pair of socks in anticipation of warm weather.  It’s silk and bamboo from Lorna’s Laces.  They feel wonderful!  Maybe I’ll make a little neck scarf with the leftover yarn.

Still Working on the Quilt

March 16, 2018

My laptop did a flip-flop. I couldn’t take just sitting there sewing the binding.  I can’t do one thing at a time.  It gets very boring very quickly.  I realize that is takes longer, but it wouldn’t be finished otherwise.  At my current rate, it should be finished by next Thursday.

I went to see my doctor yesterday.  We talked about my pain.  I told him I would prefer to stay with my current program.  At least I can sleep at night.  Otherwise, I would be on a narcotic which I do not want.  I told him about seeing another neurologist.  Hs is going to talk to the orthopedic which is what I really want.  We’ll see.

Sewing and Reading

March 12, 2018

Since I know I will be spending many hours hand sewing, I decided to try to catch up on all my unread emails.  Here it is late afternoon and I am finally under one hundred left to read.  I hope to finish in under four days.  I wish I could sew in the evening, but I always get a nauseous headache.  I don’t know why.  I can knit and watch TV at night.  Speaking of knitting,  I have been working on Babar’s royal cape.  Ten inches of stockinet is making me crazy.

Quilting Finished

March 6, 2018

  I have finally completed the quilting .  The binding has been cut and, if I’m lucky, will be on the quilt by the weekend.

  The elephants were added to represent my nephew, his wife and baby that is due next month.

  Babar looks good is his new pants.  His jacket is almost finished

Little White Riding Hood

January 20, 2018

I don’t know how this happened.  My little red hiding hood is white on a red background.  Somehow, I managed to cut out and sew together all those little pieces without realizing what I had done.  I even sewed it to Grandma’s house and the trees.  Did I forget to take my medication?  Or did I take too much?  I know I wasn’t high.  I can’t do that anymore.  Now, you may think, “Why not make it over again?”  No way!  It’s staying that way.  I am not cutting out all those fiddly little pieces and sewing them together again!

Busy Week

September 5, 2017

Last week, I never seemed to have the time to write.  My daughter stopped by for a short visit.  She seems so very happy these days.  The last two years have been pretty hard for her.  It is so great to see those big brown eyes sparkle again.  Mothers worry.

My son came by on Friday.  He had been in Ocean City for the week.  He said he had a lot of fun.  He even went parasailing with a friend.  This really surprised me.  He is very near-sighted (like me before cataract surgery) and tends to be cautious.

  My new rug finally came and I love it and so does Don.  I also got a runner for the foyer.  Sweetums is so tickled with it,  he wants a small one for the back door.  I wonder how long it will take to get here.

  I am also making a dress.  I’ve been wanting to make this all Summer.  It’s supposed to be cooler the next several days.  Will I get a chance to wear this year?

Quilted Scarves

August 27, 2017

These are done.  I am so glad!  I have four squares left.  I thought about making covers for my tablet and phone.  That just seemed like too much.  I am so sick of these that I believe I will add them to the bottomless pit most people would call a spare bedroom.  There is a single bed in there under three feet of ‘stuff’.  We have a queen size sleeper sofa so its unnecessary.  I think there is a quilt on it, so I might dig that out one of these days.

I decided to make myself a dress.  I looked through my fabric stash and pulled out some cotton fabric with pink flamingoes on it.  Even though it’s late Summer, that is my next project.

 

Happy Happy Joy Joy

August 14, 2017

My Splendid Sampler is finally finished!  I am so sick of it.  Sweetums says it’s perfect.  Flo, aka Sheena Warrior Princess, has already christened it with a hairball.  Oh well.  Since I still have about three dozen squares, I’m making covers for the bureaus and night stands.  Too tacky?  But, really, I finally feel like blogging again.  I no longer have the constant feeling that I will never finish it.

 

Bronchitis Sucks

May 26, 2017

I am currently on my second course of medication for bronchitis.  I am completely wiped out.  About all I have accomplished is sock knitting .  I have not worked on my quilt at all!  I can’t stand it!  I need to block my new sweater!  Sweetums needs some shirts fixed!  I want to make myself a new summer dress!  I want to bake something delicious!

Here’s a little something I did before I got sick.  My favorite tote was falling apart.  The orange fabric is new.  It also, now, has a strong bottom.