Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lotto Blocks

I made 9 blocks for the block lotto yesterday, but since they are January blocks done from the sneak peek, I can't show pictures yet. Suffice it to say they were easy, fun, bright and colorful. I'll post pictures on January 1.

I thought I'd get a skirt sewn today, but I haven't made myself get moving on that. I really need to get dressed and head into town to pay our property taxes. The skirt will wait for's already been cut out and waiting for a month already.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last minute gift

Since money was a bit short this year we tried to keep things cheap and I think we did pretty good. I sewed a driving cap for picture because it is at work with him. Christmas Eve afternoon RoseE mentioned she needed a wallet that would hold coins as well as bills. So I googgled and found this tutorial/pattern. I know it isn't perfect. some of the sewing is a bit is hard to sew neatly through so many layers of fabric and interfacing. But it is rather cute and functional and most importantly, RoseE likes it!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Getting the house straightened up for the party and Christmas is coming along nicely. Today I cleaned the vent-a-hood. Whoever designed it ought to be shot. So many nook sand crannies to collect grease and dust that are impossible to clean. At least it is better now. Then I did 2 loads of laundry...nearly froze my fingers off hanging the first load. Then I tackled the sewing room. I thought I'd just make a start, but I actually finished! I think I will reward myself with some sewing time this evening. Doesn't it Look nice and inviting working on a project?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


...No, not the sewing! I don't know why I'm so stressed out lately. Hopefully it will get better. We are looking into some financial stuff ...hopefully it will all work out like we want. I hate waiting to hear about things! Mimi's graduation is in 10 days. I think maybe the house will be presentable by then. I've been working on getting rid of clutter...where did it all come from? I'm afraid I'll have to stash the mess in the sewing room in the closet to go thorough later, but should be able to get the room reasonably neat. Now I need to go...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Time Flies....

...even when you're not having fun!

No more sewing done since the last post. Life is overwhelming. House is a mess and I desperately need to de-clutter, especially the sewing room. But how to decide what fabric i will or won't use in the future? Meanwhile, Mimi is graduating from St. Gregory University in just 12 days and we are having a party here to celebrate, so I really do need to get the house presentable.

On the sewing front, I have a few ideas for Christmas gifts for the kids that would use up some fabric, if I can find time to get them done. I just don't seem to have much energy for things lately.

Gabe wrecked Denny's car yesterday. Fortunately no one was injured and the car is fixable.