Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snowed in


My husband and I have been snowed in for 2 days now. We have about 5 inches of snow and ice. Other parts of middle Tennessee got up to 8 inches and lots more ice. The snow didn't cling to the trees, but ice did. The sun is shining bright today so maybe some of it will melt, but back down to lower teens tonight.

We're catching up on old movies we've never seen. We watched "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "The Graduate" and "In Cold Blood" (these are "on demand" from comcast).

Everyone have a great weekend.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Flannel Quilt and thrift finds

I made this quilt for my husband in 2003. It was really fun to make. This was in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Jan/Feb 2003. I've been collecting flannel ever since 2003 to some day make another one.

Today I found these 3 flannel skirts $.25 each for a future quilt.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

still recovering, but thrifting

My hand is still in a brace (may be a few more weeks). Still can't sew, but I can thrift. Here's a few things I've thrifted lately.

Mirror was $1.99 at Goodwill
Ruby wanted this rooster. There were 3 different sizes. I got the smallest one.
Oil lamp $1.99 at Goodwill. bad picture.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

No sewing

My little surgery turned in to something more. The doctor was so behind on surgeries. The one before me took an extra 2 hours, then he had to eat lunch. Anyway I was there at 10:00 and left at 5:00. My surgery was longer than it was supposed to be. He had to do more digging and cutting than he first thought. I was supposed to leave with a band aid and start using my hand the next day. Instead I have this cast and can't lift or move my fingers. I go to therapy tomorrow, so we'll see.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fun at the park


Picture of Ruby from yesterday
Yesterday Ruby and I went to the park and played. It was at least 55 degrees and the sun shining. She went wild in that fresh air and sunshine. We all had been cooped up since new years. So today we went back and took Layla. This park has a sand pit with lots of trucks. The sun wasn't out and a little cooler, but still fun. It started raining while we were there. These pictures are with my cell phone.

Monday I will be having surgery on my left hand. I have a trigger finger they say can be fixed. We'll see.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Camera pouch

I tried this tutorial for a new camera pouch from Pink Penguin. It was super easy and fast. I used a ponytail holder instead of buttonhole. My machine doesn't do well with thick fabric. Now I need to make a case for Ashley's IPod touch. I need to add about an inch all around.

P.S. It looks better closed with the camera in it.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Played in the snow



We didn't get much snow but the kids had a great time in it. The temperature hasn't been above 25 in the daytime in over a week. This is the first snow that Ruby remembers. She thinks it's supposed to be Christmas again, because it snowed. We stayed out an hour and that was too much.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I made another backpack

I loved it so much I had to make another one (yeah right). I couldn't leave Ruby out. She would be very disappointed. It was a lot easier, because I worked out the difficult areas in the first one (only took an hour and a half. The corduroy is a remnant from Joann's. Applique and button I've had a long time.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Backpack finally finished

I used Simplicity 5284 and it was a booger. Not that is was that difficult to make, I just kept making mistakes. A lot of times I give up when I have to take out seams 3 or 4 times. First of all I put 1 D ring on each size instead of 2, I took out the straps and moved them 3 times. The pattern shows to leave the bottom open for turning, the fabric is so thick and with the straps I couldn't hand sew. I took it apart and sewed the bottom and left the side open (much better). Layla had already seen me sewing on it so I knew it had to be finished. The fabric is denim and was given to me by Aunt Louise. The button is a vintage button from an estate sale.