Friday, December 31, 2010

sewing: haul

First picture:  bag is about to burst
Second picture: patterns, patterns, patterns,
Third picture: flannel, cotton, and knits, plus scissors and a bias tape maker.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sewing: Mantra

Today  I focus on this mantra :
When I sew I have all the skills I need to produce a beautiful well sewn garment.  The machine I use has the correct tension  no matter what stitch I choose.

Joann Fabrics has a sale today for the New Year.  I will be back tomorrow with a haul picture.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sewing: I finished my first shirt

Well, I finished my first shirt.  It is a mess but it is my first shirt and I wore it around the house after I finished clipping the final threads.  My husband was glowing, he was so happy for me.  I am a silly head, so when things  don't "work" out  I make it  "work"  on some level  and it is all fun time after that.  My sewing machine's tension is all off.  I noticed that is works on certain stitches and not the ones  I wanted to use!  So  my stitches have strange tension.  I tested  it  30 times of a scrap piece of fabric and it worked fine, when I started on my shirt  it was all wonky again.  I decided to just keep it that way  after ripping out the stitches  5 times.  I learned a few things  I needed to know  on this shirt  so now  I am off to the next project..soon. Oh  I will post a picture of the shirt on Saturday.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thrive: 2011

My word for 2011 is THRIVE.

: to grow vigorously : flourish
: to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper
: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances

Definition #3 is what I was thinking about, but the word actually chose me.  I asked the question what is my word going to be for 2011 and later  it "dawned" on me that I have been seeking to thrive.  Those closest to me know all the details to why this word is so appropriate.  So this is my focus word..

What is yours?

Saturday, December 25, 2010


A recent visit to Vizcaya, my husband and I had not visited this place together, one of my favorite places in the world.  We took our cameras and walked around for two hours.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Layouts: Catnap: Bo Bunny Papers

I love this face.  This is photo captures a moment I see everyday.  This layout was created with papers from Everything Scrapbook and Stamps.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Layout : Together : Bo Bunny Papers

My cats were sleeping all together on the couch and I just had to capture the moment of bliss.  This layout was created with Bo Bunny papers from Everything Scrapbook and Stamps.

Second day sewing

My second day sewing my shirt is almost complete.  The big reveal will be soon after  I hem it and add some extra stitching.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Learning to sew

I decided to take sewing lessons.  My dream of making clothes is coming true.  I look forward to posting more about my adventures in sewing soon.


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