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The results of sewing room time

April 27, 2009

I ‘made’ myself spend the weekend sewing. Yes, forced myself – simply refused to let myself do anything else. I’m disciplined huh? 🙂

Well, it’s lovely to finish projects. I made myself a new purse, more like a small tote, with some discontinuted fabric samples Mike brought home for me. I found the pattern here



Then I created {Penelope}


She is going to the US Davis Infusion Center, as a result of a SAL at CFAC, a charity group I’m involved with. Shannon named her Penelope, as I had no idea what to call it, I really have no idea what it is – but it makes you smile.


I also crocheted some Octopussessesssesss….. um… Octopie? I’m not entirely sure of the plural, but they’re weird little creatures too 🙂

And some coloring rolls


These things are so fun to make, it’s like playing for me 🙂

Do you ever hear someone on TV say something that just makes you go, “Whaaaaaaa?” Well, here is my favorite of last week – “It’s hard to sweep if you lose the first game.” – Al Hrovbosky (not sure of spelling) Just think on it a bit, you won’t figure it out. lol….

Have a lovely week!


February 21, 2009

I think I’ll live now. The cold lingers on, but it’s more of a nuisance than anything else. Thanks for all the get well wishes, I know that’s why I’m sewing today instead of languishing on the couch! 🙂

I finished 2 cabbage patch dresses for a friend. They are being modeled by my American Girl doll, but it’s nicer to have them on her, than to take a picture of them lying flat on the ironing board 🙂

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I had fun making them.

Today I’m sewing my green jumper that I designed in my PMB4 – it’s time to finish it! Hopefully I’ll finish it today. I have another dress to finish, really just needs buttons and buttonholes. Even though my machine makes lovely buttonholes, I just don’t like to do it. I never like how they turn out.

I’m having a great time with the March issue of Cotton Spice – you’re gonna love it! 🙂