Hey! Hope you get your Mom's stuff finished ASAP. Nothing like having someone else's project hanging over your head ;o) I haven't really made any patterns for the AG doll...just kinda cut and sewed as I went. I stitched up a darling denim skirt with a ruffle. I have to make another one, so I'll measure and make up a pattern for your daughter this week :o)
I completely understand about the routine. Honestly, if I wasn't homeschooling the oldest child, I probably would be out of sync with my schedule. I'm hoping you find some inspiration soon. I've been reading a lot too...just finished The Noticer by Andy Andrews. Excellent book. Found it at my favorite place - FamilyChristian Stores. Do you have one of those? They're also online. Thanks for the compliments on the mp3 cover. I did make my own pattern. I just couldn't see investing $20-$30 in something I could make myself. I didn't find a pattern for what my boys' wanted, so I made my own. I posted it on my blog. Glad to finally chat! Happy Thursday! :o)
Thank you Birdie for the welcome. I may not have the "system" down yet but this Eldergartener is willing to learn new things and still does remember the old! I'm thinking some of these special names were in "Sewing World", my first experience with Internet Friends...that was a long time ago wasn't it.
I'm sitting in my "new location" with light streaming in the window setting a silk lining in my favorite "ole" pewter dress suit. I love the feel of silk and this is a lovely print with leaf coloring that matching the suiting fabric. How come I can still wear this...easy...I took off the waist band and did a simple grosgrain band to firm up the below the waist comfortable fit. Also gives me more distant between the bust and skirt line; therefore more "height and less weight. I wore my skirts a bit longer since I spent so much time before people "sitting and standing" -- that's what gave me leeway to lift the skirt so to speak!
Speaking of grandchildren, for 5 years we had none with 3 children married and then we had a grand baby every year for 8 years and then the last one 3 years later. So it is easy to remember each one now scattered across the country -- start at the top or the bottom and name one for each year! The oldest graduated from college last May and the youngest is 10 years old.
Dis-ease is something we are learning to live with more creatively these days and the "hush hush" is not the prevailing norm. I am glad that we can embrace each other in our discoveries and recoveries of self in these unknown paths. DH is early AZ that is why we moved to Cherry Ridge at Webster (you can look it up on the web) and why our two children here wanted us nearer...they are so loving and caring I wept for joy!
PS I don't understand the "gift" stuff so I'm not getting involved until I do. I thought it was like the :) stuff but it looks like a money thing and Paypal stuff.
Thanks for the reindeer, Birdie! I'm glad you like the monkey fabric. I thought the faces looked like one of your creations. I guess you could sew up one of those fat quarter purses...like you need another project, huh?! Thanks again. You made my day! :o)
I do draw out a lot of my patterns or redo pieces I have:) Sometimes it works and sometimes.... well that is why I own five seam rippers :) I google patterns and of course hit Joann's All the time. Thanks for the comments it is always nice to hear someone else likes your stuff....This Place is like FB for just sewers...I am so in trouble!
Yes 8! The next one is due early Feb 2010 in Ohio. I usually am there, but it is getting more and more expensive to fly from Seattle area. This year hubby is working and not able to do a fun road trip, our favorite choice for travel. It is by car and getting out at those rest stops can be chilly! I have warm coats and boots and our car is warm. It is easier when he goes because he helps with the grandchildren in early mornings. There are 6 and the new baby will be #7. They are just so fertile, even when they try to space further apart. The current baby turned 1 on Monday. My daughter in law's midwife calls her one of her fertile Myrtles. I'm not complaining.
The other two granddaughters live in Sicily, where their daddy works as a civilian Navy department employee. He worked as a Navy office there for 4 years. Both girls were born there then. They came to live with and near us for nearly 2 years then returned to Sicily. We cried! The girls are ages 3 and 5. I just sent dresses to them for the holidays. I'll try to post a photo when I figure out how.
To explain the name of "Birdie October" ..Birdie for his creator and October for when my surgery was and thus when I became cancer free. Plus I think Birdie O sort of suits our little friend with the arms meant for hugging and the ears made for listening. Bye again, Christie
Hello, Yes, Birdie October arrived this afternoon and he sends his best to you. We'll get along just fine. He is so huggable. Thanx again for passing him to me. I will work on my story to share and include a photo of Birdie O and I together. The enclosed book was also much appreciated as my faith and the prayers of many were and still are vital as I continue in my recovery process. You have been a true blessing to me..and I love you sewing skill and the sense of humor that is evident in it. Until later, Love and Prayers, Christie