Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This is the skirt I started a few days ago.  I was going for the one that's on the model.  It's the first thing I've sewn for myself, besides pajama pants.  I'm stuck at halfway through the pattern because I don't understand the instructions.  I tried on the skirt and it's too tight around the hips and the waist is about five inches too small.  I chose the size four, thinking that's about the size I wear in store-bought clothes, and didn't pay attention to the size in inches on the back of the pattern.  I guess I should have trusted the pattern more.  Oh, well.  This is going in hibernation for now until I either lose five inches off my waist or have the desire to start over again.

Monday, June 28, 2010

First Quilt!

This is the quilt I've been working on for my daughter.  It has a thick polyester batting in the middle.  The three layers are only held together by the stitching on the border.  I've started tying knots in the center of the squares with embroidery floss, but I'm not done yet.  I'm hoping that will be enough to hold it all together.  My daughter loves it and sleeps with it every night. 
This is the back of the quilt.
This is a close-up of the squares.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

On Vacation At Home!

With the kids out of town at their grandparents' house for the week, my husband and I are enjoying going out to eat and relaxing without the kids around.  It's been nice having a quiet house for a change!  Here's a picture of us at McClintock's in Shell Beach/Pismo Beach.  They have yummy food and sex on the beaches!  We also just got a new camera, so we're having fun trying it out.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Congratulations To My Sister!

I went to Southern California last weekend to see my sister graduate from nursing school! I am so proud of her! These are my kids in the picture, too.
Going out of town and with work being so busy lately, I haven't had any time to knit or sew, only a few rounds on the Bintje socks and that's it and it's already Friday! Hopefully, I'll be able to get back to it this weekend though!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cluck. Cluck. Sew.

I'm entering a giveaway contest at http://www.cluckclucksew.com/ to win a fat quarter bundle!
I have to blog about it for one out of four chances to enter.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Little Miss Piggy

We caught Lady Liesl up on the patio table, looking for food. No such luck though. All she found was dirt in a bowl that my kids were playing with earlier. She is such a little piggy, always looking for food, even when she's had a lot to eat! She's so cute though!

Ruffled Skirt Finished

Finished the skirt for my daughter, with the help of my sewing teacher. It needs to be ironed because I just washed it. It goes all the way down to her feet, but at least she can grow into it. She likes wearing it! I'm not sure I like it, but my daughter does and that's all that matters, since it's hers! Oh, and by the way, I won't be doing ruffles again for a while. It's a pain in the butt!