Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yesterday was my birthday and I celebrated with my friends and my family. I am so grateful to have lived another year. I am so very blessed and thank- GOD each day for my husband, children, and parents. I also am grateful for my wonderful in-laws.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Well it is two more days until January 1, 2011. I am so thankful for many things and because I often view life in a negative aspect I have to try to change my attitude. Things I am thankful for:

1.) The ability to praise and worship the Lord without fear of reprisal.

2.) My family(husband, children, parents (mom and dad), in laws-(mom and dad), extended in-laws(husbands sisters, brothers and their spouses and children).

3.) My health(I still have a few minor aliments)-but I am alive and capable of walking and talking without assistance. For this I am truly grateful.

4.) The health of all f my family to include in-laws.

5.) My new job and co-workers. I am so happy that I am able to go to work daily.

There are always areas in life that give you trials and tribulations, but this just keeps you breathing and living. I pray for some of these areas to ease a bit so that I can stay focused and happy.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful New Years and I will try to post more often this year to include more sewing projects.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Today is my birthday. I am 45 years old and I am officially a member of the grown and sexy club!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bringing in 2010

Good Morning Everyone,
Today is the morning before the 1st of the New Year. I have so many things to say about the past year.

2009 brought very different changes: THE BAD
1.) I have lost my job.
2.) This has provided problems for me paying the bills that I have accumulated.
3.) I am feeling very sad about my situation.
4.) I have not sewn much this year as I had promised and regret that I let too many things get
in my way.
5.) My health got in the way because I was suffering (in silence) with iron deficiency anemia and
a low vitamin D count.

1.) I had a healthy family(children, husband, family and extended family).
2.) I have my OK health .
3.) My faith is strong.

2010 will bring about many changes:
1) My birthday is next week and I will officially be at the mid-life point.
2) I am thinking about starting my own career(business). I am at a point in my life that I just '
am tired of interviewing with people and graveling to get a job that I hate(just to pay
the bills)
3.) My family(husband and children, extended family to include in-laws) will stay healthy and strong.
4.) My spirituality will continue to grow.
5.) My joy in life will increase.
6.) I will sew a new wardrobe for myself.

I look forward to interacting to some sewing buddies on a more personal level. I want to attend at least one PR event.

I look forward to hearing from the sewing world.


Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to school

Today is the first day back to school for the teachers in my district and I am not joining them. I was a Special Education Teacher last year and decided that after three years and countless numbers of children (overloaded) that I need to take a break and try a new field. I know that this is not the best time to change careers, but I really had no choice. I needed to leave. I still have the ability to substitute teach (no pressure)and I will until I get myself another job. I am sad because I miss my co-workers, but I will move on. The children do not return until Sept 8th so my three are still at home to keep me company. I hope that I can get a job soon after they leave because I will be bored. I cleaned up my fabric from boxes and in storage bags and I have found that I cannot buy another piece of fabric until I sew something in my stash. My stash is beautiful and I need to use it. I have organized everything. I am going to make a list of my patterns and organize them. I will try to sort out my next project. I think that I am going to try to make a suit. A 2-hour jacket from a MacPhee pattern or Simplicity pattern. Then I will make a funnel neck top to go underneath and find a good pattern for a skirt. I will post information as I go. The material is a polyester material for the jacket and the skirt(gray). The top is a lavender-purple color. If all goes well it should be very pretty.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Skirt Made

Well, here is the first skirt that I have made since I was in high school. I cannot date myself but let's just say it has been longer than 20 years. I know that I need to get a better photograph, but I am trying to prevent having a boring blog. This pattern is McCalls 5140. I think that this is an out of print pattern. I did iron this along the way but I folded it up to prepare for guests and I just want to add it to my blog so that I do not still look like a loser in the sewing blog Tell me what you think.

As promised a while back here is a picture of the wadder shell that i made. I put it on my dress form. Tell me what exactly I did wrong. Forgive the picture. I used my webcam on my computer.

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