Monday, December 31, 2012

Feeling bad today.....
Becky my youngest daughter left to go home to Nashville today.  She won't be back home now until summer.  I really wish she would not have moved but she has a great job she loves, friends and a new apartment.  She is very happy and love city life. 

I was off work all week, but I sewed very little, because I wanted to spend as much time with Becky before she left. So today instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself I went to my little she cave and sewed.  I made tow pincushion thread catchers that I found instruction on the internet at DIY Gift Ideas.   The pattern was from  I followed the instructions closely, but did not use the doorhinges suggested for weight because I didn't want to go to the store. Instead I had some small scented beads you put in crafts and I used this to weight it done.  It isn't the best, but it worked.  If I would make them again, I would rethink this weight issue.  I didn't have any plastic cloth line with webbing, so my husband had some small covered wire that did the job.  This pattern is so easy, and I am hoping to not have so much threads on the floor.  Now I just have to train myself to use them.  I also need to be more careful with my top stitching as I used white thread and it shows, but they are only for my use so no biggie.  I think they would make cute gifts for anyone that sews and they are very easy.

After sewing a couple up, I decided I now need to organize my she cave and get it cleaned up so I can start a new project.  Here are a couple of pictures of my she cave that I love to get lost in.  Not real big but does the job.

Now I am going back upstairs to my she cave and figuring out what to start next.  I have that dress on my dress form that need hemmed, sleeves hemmed and then it will be ready to wear.  Not real sure I like it yet.  Until tomorrow. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Starting the Year Anew

With the new year approaching, I have been thinking about the last year.  I started my blog to post my sewing journeys, but I have not really updated very often.  So with the coming year I hope to sew more, post often and really try to enjoy life, family and friends.  This past year had many happenings.  A little over a year ago I had my third grand child born on December 21st.  He is a joy, but with many physical problems.  Since his birth he has had 5 surgeries and has three left.  Then all should be great.  He is just a good baby, and always smiling even after surgeries.  My other two grandchildren are growing up so fast.  My oldest grandson is such a little man.  He doesn't like my hugs and kiss anymore.....but he love to help and enjoys visiting often, playing hockey and skating, riding his motorcylce and just hanging with friends.  My only grandaughter is wonderful.  I bought her first real sewing machine for Christmas and plan to try to teach her how to sew.  She is such a little girl, love glitz and glitter and all the girlie things in life.  She dances and skates.  My youngest daughter moved to Nashville in September and broke my heart.  However, she calls daily and came home for Christmas for an entire week.  Loved having her home and visiting.  I will hate to see her leave because I know I won't see her again for quite sometime.  Thank God for internet, cell phones and such to keep in contact and hear about her life.  She loves her new place, her new job and her new friends.  Knowing this, makes it much easier to accept.  She keeps telling me I still have my other two daughters, and I am thankful I do, but it still hurts me to see her so far away.  We are aready planning a trip for the beginning of February to visit her.  My other girls have their own families, and are very busy with work and their children, though they are only a couple miles from home, I don't see them often, but we talk all the time.  My husband's place of employment was shut down at the end of November.  Thankfully, he was able to transfer but now has an hour and half drive.  But he is working and that is all that counts.  Now I have about an hour of alone time after work to do as I like.  I think I am going to start the first of the year, to come home from work, get supper started and exercise half hour before he gets home, then I want to sew at least half hour daily.  That is at least my goal.  I want to post my projects as I finish them and I want to have some goals.  I have to think about them and actually write them down so I can see my progress.  I know one thing for sure, I want to sew more this coming year.  I also feel the need to get closer tot he Lord this year.  I have turned my back on my faith lately and I need to ask for forgiveness and start a new and have faith.  Since I lost my brother, and all the bad things that have been happening late with family and the world, I just have gotten cold and I need to get back on track this year in my walk with the Lord.  So until tomorrow.....