Monday, October 5, 2015


This summer was a blur but after breaking my ankle in April I still managed to fit in some fun.

 Made it to the Macy's Music Festival which is now the P&G Music Festival. I was on jury duty the week of the concert so I was barely able to finish this jumpsuit. The pattern is Butterick 6130 view D. I'm sorry that I don't have more/better pictures but I probably wouldn't show them anyway. I had planned on sewing the entire day but I was still on jury duty that day so I had to hack it together the night before. Not my best work but as you can see I wore it anyway and had a great time.
 Went skating to test out the ankle and I'm happy to say I didn't have any problems. Me and my DD had a great time, although she's no where near as good as I am on skates not that I didn't try, I put both of my kids on skates soon after they learned to walk. It just didn't take.
I haven't been doing much sewing but I have been knitting. I made this neck warmer and a pair (I finished the other one, it's just not in the picture) of fingerless mitts for a friend who is very into her sorority. Personally I think these colors are hideous and I couldn't wait to finish it so I could move on to something else. The mitts are Susie Rogers's reading mitts which is a free pattern from Raverly. I've made these too many times to count. The neck warmer is my own pattern it's just basically a scarf  with a yo k2tog row so the buttons can go through. I hope she likes them.

 My very first shawl. It's also a free pattern from Raverly, I can't remember the exact name but it's the shawl for sad people but it made me really happy. I gifted it but plan to make more shawls.

And last but never least. Little Ms. Karmen my DD requested a sweater for her. Again this is a free Raverly pattern that I can't remember the name of, for the body I held two strands of yarn together but ran out for the hood. I purchased the orange yarn when I attended PatternReview in Chicago. She loved it but I couldn't get her to be still to take a picture.

I have been lurking and reading everyone's blogs. There's some exciting stuff going  on in blogland and I'm so happy to see people I've been following for years doing such amazing things.

I won't make promises to do better because sometimes life just gets in the way but know that I'm reading and enjoying all of your creativity.

Be blessed.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Silver and Gold

I've been a terrible blogger but sometimes life gets in the way. There hasn't been a lot of sewing going on but I do hope to finish a dress I started last year around the holiday's for a party on Saturday, which I promise to post. I have been knitting, these scarfs are so popular. I made the silver one as a gift but it was just to pretty to give away so I made another one and kept this one for myself.

 My friend gave me this yarn for my birthday. She gave me the gold and a variegated one. When she gave me the yarn I asked her which one did she want lol. I gave her the variegated one and it was beautiful on her. I bought more of than to make myself one which I'm working on now.

I also finished a baby blanket. It's Saurey, a free pattern from Berroco. Once I got the lace pattern down this was a fun and (for me) fast knit. I also made a pair of booties but didn't get a picture before giving them away.

I will leave you with a picture of me and my grands at Santaland with Everett Green  lol.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Macy's Music Festival Dress

For this years festival I didn't have a lot of time to sew and was only able to make my outfit for Friday.  Had to do RTW for Saturday, believe it or not we didn't take one picture so all I have is dressform pics.

The pattern is Vogue 2067, it's a Donna Karan design. I made this dress way back in 2000 for a friend and it was banging. I have wanted one for myself ever since then and finally got around to making it.

The olive green color was Mr. G's choice but I really like it and it really popped with my gold accents. I wore a gold statement necklace, gold sandals and earrings. Judging from Mr. G's Roger Rabbit expression when I opened the door, it worked.

Some details. I made it a little more modest by raising the back and sides to make it strapless bra friendly and I also added a full lining. I used a black stretch knit for the lining and ommitted the zipper and made a keyhold closure. I love this dress don't know why I waited so long to make one for myself. Don't know when I will ever wear it again but it was fun and they put me on the jumbo-tron.

Happy Sewing.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Very Best of Summer

Not a lot of sewing going on this summer but I'm not complaining.

Be blessed.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Life Lessons - Vogue 1167

I cut out these khaki's a few weeks ago and was finally able to finish them. Along the way I couldn't help but see the life lessons this endeavor highlighted.

First gravity always wins. I have learned that I always have to raise the crouch and lower the seat - gravity.

I had almost given up on this style of pant but once I watched the tutorial that Victoria linked it has made all the difference. By constructing the inseam first it allows you to really get a good fit. I also included a nude knit tricot tummy control panel, something I've seen on RTW pants.

 Life lesson - don't forget what you already know. The welt pockets are terrible. I didn't interface them and needless to say I'm not happy with them but the pants fit so well I'm going to wear them anyway.
At least now I have another style of pants and I will make these again and get those welt pockets right. I've had the fabric so long I don't remember the details but it is a bottom weight khaki. Overall this is a very good pants pattern just beware of those darn welt pockets.

Be blessed.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Let's Get This Party Started

I had this cut out when Faye announced the sew-a-long so of course I said sign me up. I love her sew-a-longs, I always learn something and love seeing what everyone makes.
I am finally on the Vogue 8815 band wagon and not a moment to soon. As everyone has said this is a great top. I only had a 9 inch invisible grey zipper so that's what I used.
The fabric is grey ponte knit from Hancock. I am in love with this stuff, although others have mentioned problems with pilling I haven't noticed it on my other garments but I started to hang dry and avoid the dryer in hopes that that helps.
Not much to say about this top that hasn't already been said. I used fusible tape to stabilize the hems and used my double needle. I also made fabric binding for the neck because I didn't have grey bias tape. Great top, I plan to make more when Spring finally does arrive.

Happy Sewing

Friday, March 22, 2013


 This book should come with a warning that you could become addicted to making these adorable little critters.
My second one, and I think she's just the cutest little thing.

 I made a rattle for her head with a Christmas bell and a few beads. I hope my GD likes it.

Then I saw this free rubber chicken pattern on KnitPicks and since I had the yarn I just couldn't resist.

He's a little cock-eyed but I still love it and he also has a rattle in his head.

We're supposed to get more of this over the weekend so hopefully I will get some sewing done.

Maybe my GS will have a chance to make another snowman.

As you can see he didn't get much help with this one.
Oh well he gave it a really good try.