Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I wish this cake was real. I took the graphic off Yahoo. Now I want a slice. Guess I'll have to have dessert after our anniversary dinner.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
She wanted a Wii. Our oldest Kelley and her guy Jason went to Target at o'dark thirty to get it. lol That is a little glimmer of Ashley's boyfriend Dave. He is a sweet boy.
Jason however, is a silly, silly guy.
Stephanie, me and Richard.
And this other side could hold your accessory box or whatever. The instructor sewed a seam down this side to make two smaller pockets but I wanted to try it on my machine first to decide. I think I'll leave it one long one. :o)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This is the coolest stitch my new serger does....double hems. Woohoo! this is the hem to my t-shirt. My plain white shirt. I could put a spiffy label on it like "Liz Original Plain White Tee" and let people think I was wearing a couture t-shirt! LOL Do you think the fact it's Joann's fabric would give it away that it didn't come from Nordstroms? hehehe
Here's the finished t-shirt. This is after I wore it to work and got stuff on it. I'm such a slob. My boss laughed at me that I was so excited to make this. I'm sure she was jealous, don't you think? ;o)
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday I left work early to take a class on how to thread this baby. Little did I know that sergers are unlike any other machine I have ever tried to operate. Threading three or four spools of thread can be kind of tricky. In class, we did an overlock stitch, a rolled hem and another stitch you can use for garment sewing. I doubt I'll use that much but it was included in the lessons so I tried it. I'll probably use the serger for home dec. projects and finishing seams on simple clothing items. Tonight I'll try putting a rolled hem on this panel I found.
It's about card-table size. I thought it was so pretty, I had to buy it. Now I can serge the edges and wah-lah, a tablecloth!! :o)
Friday, August 8, 2008
My buddy Sherrie had this old suitcase. When she bought it, it had blue and mauve birdhouses on it. (I wish I would've taken a before picture but I didn't think of it. DOH!) Her decorating style has gone more primitive and deeper colors, like burgundy, gold and black. She asked my artsy daughter Kelley to paint it. She did the basecoating, the background, saltbox and willow trees. She asked me to do the house so I added some shading, the windows and some details like the star on the roof, numbers on the house and smoke from the chimneys. (chimnies?) Oh well. I'm just waiting for her to come back over with her gummy eraser so we can erase the pencil marks and then I think we'll add some stain to it and grubby it up some. Maybe I'll just drag it through the dirt. :o)
And last night was our sewing night but nobody could get together. I have a million other things started but I cut out most of the pieces for the Lakehouse quilt, Afternoon Tea, me and my daughter Stephanie want to make. Such cute fabric! I think I have enough fabric left over for a couple small baby quilts, which I think would be adorable. I guess I'll just cut those out too so they're ready to go, whenever that will be. I only need to live to be oh, say about 120 years old to get all these things done that I've got started! Sigh..........
HEY! I almost forgot. What's today's date.......08/08/08. (And it rhymes too!) I won't see that again in my lifetime! How special for anyone born today.
Monday, August 4, 2008
On Saturday, my daughter came over to hang out and I put her to work. I got this patio set from my BIL when his 90 year old dad passed away a few years ago. We took metal brushes to the frame and I got the old seats off. Then we hosed it off.
Here it is all painted up purdy. I need to get wood cut for the seats and then I think instead of attaching cushions, I'll just make tie on cushions. I can't wait to finish this. It came out way better then I thought. And like anything that was made years ago, it's so much sturdier than anything we could find today (unless we wanted to spend a small fortune). Stay tuned for a cushion report. :o)