Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Darling daughters

My knitting friend Deb mentioned to me last Monday at Caribou where we meet with a group of knitters each week that I have not yet posted a picture of my daughters! How could that be?? So, here you are, Deb, a photo from this last summer at The Bagel, one of our favorite spots for breakfast in the Lakeview area of Chicago. Kristen is on the left, and Libby is on the right :-)

Simplicity 3775



I am getting ready to visit my daughters in Chicago in a couple of weeks, and thought it would be nice to have a new dress to wear the evening we go to the theater. This pattern has been so favorably reviewed on PatternReview, so I gave it a try with some lycra knit from JoAnn Fabrics. I am happy to say it fits perfect! All I need to do to finish it is to put in the hem on the sleeves and skirt edge. It was a fun sew....much more enjoyable than shopping for a dress!






Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SewMuchKnitting.....Not!


















I have had to take a break from my knitting needles due to what I think is tendinitis in my left arm. I'm not sure it is coming from the elbow, or from my neck but it hurts! Since I knit some every day, resting it has made it feel better already. I did knit for about 4 hours in the car on Sunday when we drove Kenny back to CMU, but that's when I knew I had to take a break....ouch! So, in the mean time I'm visiting my sewing machine again.
What you see above is a paper mock up of the medallion square that I am setting some Block of the Month (BOM) blocks around. We made these blocks as a group activity with my quilt group the Loose Threads.
And above that you can see the medallion block fused, and I've started machine-appliqueing the berries. I am happy to say that the majority of the fabric for this came from my stash (some of those reds are OLD!). I have a sewing weekend planned in Nov. with some quilting buddies, maybe I can get some of the quilting done then!




Univ. of Mich Football



Here we are heading over to the U/M vs. Purdue game last Saturday..... after an early morning tailgate. Too bad my daughters couldn't join us to make it a family affair, maybe next year. We were able to meet up with some old dental school friends that we hadn't seen in MANY years, and that was the highlite of the day....well, that and a U/M victory!

Pur-who?????

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Life of a High-Schooler



Such a busy weekend! My 16 year old son Matt was voted the Junior Class Representative for Homecoming week at his high school. So on Friday night my husband and I got to escort him on to the football field at half time. Then on Saturday, Matt played in the conference varsity tennis tournament, and helped his team take first place! He grabbed second place in 4th singles and an Honorable Mention for post-season conference honors. I'm a proud mama!
You can see how silly brothers are when they get together....my older son is a junior at Central MI Univ
and came home to support his brother, and did a bang-up job video-taping half time for me!

These pictures were all taken Saturday night after tennis
and before Matt left to join his friends for dinner at
Ruby Tuesday's and then on to the Homecoming Dance held in the high school gym.


CHAMPS!!