Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My posting commitment is weak

I joined the Make a Garment a Month Challenge back in November and have successfully completed at least one garment every month since that time. Yay me!!!!  But herein lies the problem.....I apparently needed to also join the Post What You Have Made Challenge.

I will be posting all of my makes soon.  In the meantime, I joined the Myrtle dress sew-along.  So please stay tuned, more posts are on deck.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Here my garment for December

I have joined the Garment-Per-Month Challenge, and I already have my garment for December done. Yippie!!!

This is a vey simple and very comfortable two-piece set.  It's Vogue 8935.

This fabric is a nice and warm ponte knit.  I like this shade of red.

The skirt is pretty plain and there's not much to say about it except I installed a near perfect invisible zipper.  No matter how many zippers I sew, I am still excited when they turn out fine.

Up next is a Claire Schaffer cardi/jacket.  I am still trying to decide if I will use the couture techniques or the regular sewing approach.  We'll see.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Since I am now officially on a roll....

Yeah, one in a row is a roll (for me anyway).

I was successful with the Fall Essentials Sew Along, completing nearly five pieces, I am ready for another challenge.

Therefore, I am joining this challenge:

I think I can.....I think I can......I think I can (you get what I'm saying.)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I Did It ...... I Really Did!

I joined a sew-and I am actually sewing along.  I mean, I have joined several sew-along, but I do believe that is the first time I actually complete some stuff during the suggested window of time.  I am participating in the Fall Essentials Sew-Along.

Here's what I've done so far.  I made a denim jacket and skirt set.


Try to ignore the wrinkles.

The skirt has nice welt pockets.

Here is the inside jacket back.

Some how the bottom band was much shorter than the jacket so I added a pleat.

This is my color block dress. (I know, again with the wrinkles....)

Upper color change with edge stitching.

Lower color change with edge stitching.

I will do a full pattern review later today.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Revving up for 2013

Here I am after quite some time.  I am gearing up for a much more active 2013.  I am starting the year off by participating in my very first sew-along.  I am going to do a bra sew-along and I am so excited.

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It's probably not too late for anyone else who might be interested.  Maybe you're like me, you need a kick start to get your sewing mojo going.

Monday, January 24, 2011

I Got Hold of a New Toy or...........

maybe it's got hold of me. It's one of those crazy iPads.

I saw somebody with one at work and I thought it looked interesting (or more like intriguing). So I said to myself, "I think I would like to get myself one of those cute little machines". When it was delivered to my home, it looked quite harmless. In fact, when I turned it on I thought, "What a waste of money. I don't even know what I'm supposed to do with thing". But then, my husband showed me around the device a little bit. He also introduced me to the mad, mad, mad world of apps. Now, one would think this thing has been surgically attached to my hands. I NEED HELP, but I don't want help. I want to get more apps.

I have managed to do a little crocheting. I am loving making neck warmers, cowls, mini scarves (whatever suits your fancy). I have a few more to show later. I like to step away from large projects and complete some smaller ones just so I can experience a feeling of accomplishment. Does anyone else do that?

I am working on a lovely tweed suit that I hope to finish and review within the next couple of weeks. Good thing we have such long winters here, since I will still be working on my fall/winter wardrobe clean into March (possibly April).

Meditation Monday
Yesterday, the message was about God's faithfulness to his people and to his word. The Lord constantly reminds us throughout the scriptures that he is faithful. He wants us to know that he can be trusted; and whatever he has promised - that will he do. Just remember, some of God's promises are conditional, if we do what he tells us to do, then he will do what he says he will do.

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Joshua 1:7-8

If we can trust God to keep our souls, then we can trust him to keep his promises.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

...and now back to the show.....

Wow! I can hardly believe it has been nearly two years since I posted anything. I am going to just write as if somebody out there remembers me and will bother to read this blog.

A lot has happened in the two years since I last posted. The one major thing is that me and my BFF started a small business. We make jewelry and personal gifts. Please check us out online at www.elegantinspirationsonline.com

I have pretty much settled into my new job after many months of training. I enjoy my job and still have lots to learn.

I have been sewing and will post some pictures as soon as I have some time to do so. I look forward to sharing and reconnecting with all of you. You know who you are (because I certainly don't remember, LOL)!