Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Sewing daughter (12 years old) picked out this one and some gauzy stripe fabric. She is going to make the sleeveless version. Simplicity 3904
I bought this one, read on a few blogs it isn't available on the Simplicity site. I went to get a picture and sure enough it is not there. That did it I had to have it, might be something I need at a later date. I like the bottom right and top right. What about you? Simplicity 3744
This one I needed after seeing some very cute garments on Pattern Review. I bought some eyelet for this. Simplicity 3887
Simplicity 3837, I live in knit tops at work, so a change of pace
Then Simplicity 3759 for the gathered top, another work shirt.
My washing machine is not working, so I can't prewash this bit of fabric but I do have other fabric ready to go. That is on tomorrow's to-do list.
Oh, found a fire pit today, we were going to test it out but rain came our way. Hurray, we were getting pretty dry, especially for May.
Oh, yes, the tunic twist top, wore it last night and love the longer length. Fun, dressy and slightly glamorous with my high heels.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
- folded the pattern for the petite
- took in 1/2" on the side seams, started this alteration at 2" below the empire waist tie.
- cut off 2" from the hem and did a rolled hem.
It really is a nice cute pattern. She is off to her high school friend's wedding and will be the guest book attendant It is hard for me to believe, she is 20 and her friends are getting married. This is the second one. They are still going to college, a very good thing. I don't know why it is hard to believe, I was 20 and in college when I married.
Now to gardening.
- planted a few more annuals
- pruned some bushes and weeded
- arranged the furniture on the pergola
Tonight the twins and I are heading to Home Depot to look for firepits. It is going to be chilly the next few nights and we want to roast marshmallows. The spot for the firepit is right between the two benches. Thanks to the advice from a friend and ruled out wisteria for the vines. I think I am going with either a trumpet vine or honeysuckle or a combination of two. I am going to look for a couple of really big pots for the pergola, too.
I am home by myself, and finished New Look 6405. I used the leftover fabric from my twist tunic. I am not pleased with the bottom of the v-neck but you have to be very close to see that bit. I did 1" to the length and shaved about 3/8" off the top of the shoulders. This is a hold you stomach in type of top but perfect for summer.
Now back to sewing, then the twins and I are heading to TGI Fridays for appetizers before Home Depot. Hubby and daughter #2 are away for a big softball tournament. He called, I should have gone - motel is right next to a Joann's ETC and a huge garden center!! They are gone until Monday, I can still go.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Top of the pergola
Monday, May 21, 2007
I am not sure about the long length, going to give it a try with jeans and heels. If I don't like it, then it will be a shorter top.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
it was a great day.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Perennial, check out the insect in the picture
Part of my garden, mostly perennials, I move the chair, fence and other accents around to fill in the bare spots.
Waterfall built last summer, added the hydrangea in the background yesterday. Macy playing in the water. I can't keep the rocks over the plastic, she loves to cool off in the water.
Sewing Simplicity 3867
Saturday, May 12, 2007
- no sewing that is for sure but there is always next week
- finished and uploaded Episode 3 of the podcast
- hauled 8 pickup loads of mulch for my flowers and perennial beds (after all this is a gardening blog, too)
- planted many flowers and I bought more tonight
- and watched my 17 year old daughter qualify for the state track meet in 3 events (she ran three today) and break the record in the 4 x 400 relay and take 7 seconds off this record. My dd is the front one getting the handoff. An amazing day, I am tired and I didn't even run!
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
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Thanks and be gentle please.