Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another skirt finished for me. This one out of a soft brown suiting material lined with a cream lining. April's been a busy month. I haven't done a tremendous amount of sewing, but I have gotten a decent amount of crochet done.
I have crocheted a supply of dishclothes, and because of a swap I participated in I made some potholders also.

The nursing home door prizes got attention too. I made 20 brooches out the above fabric. I made big yoyo's out of the pink gingham and then sewing little yoyo's out of the print, I placed those in the center of the larger yoyo's. I topped that off with a button in the center of the smaller yoyo. The brooches look like flowers, something out of a Mary Englebreit picture.

We put in most of two of our veggie gardens. Still need to add more beans and more peppers.

If you have time stop by Things Least Expected and read the poem my daughter wrote for me. I was so touched and awed by it!
Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

No sewing accomplished over vacation. I did spend a lot of time running around.Here is one of the pandas from the National Zoo which we visited in DC.
I did work on getting some mending jobs done when we got home. The general has a new zipper in his coat and our little bee keeper has the hem let out of some of his pants. Boy, is he going through a growth spurt.

I cut out two skirts that I hope to work on today. I also started a new project for door prizes for the nursing home's May party. I haven't gotten any further on my quilt though. I hope to work on it soon. I need to get some clothing items done first before I continue.

Sew Long for Now!