Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

New Look 6807

Sunday was such a sunny day which enabled me to finally post a finished sewing project! A cute knit top, very quick and easy! This one turned out a little big for me, but still wearable I think. I will make it again for sure, but go down a size. I used a remnant of fabric that was left from a maxi-dress that I made for my daughter this summer, and will post a photo of that dress when she sends me one!

Take a look at the pretty necklace made of dichroic glass by my friend Jody, who is the artisan behind Sandstorms Glass.

Making Strides - Chicago

We all did it! My husband and my two daughters and I all walked the 5 mile fundraising walk for breast cancer research held in Chicago along the lakefront: Making Strides. It was the most beautiful day: sunny, blue skies, and the temp in the 50s....PERFECT! We walked in memory of my mother-in-law Martha, and others who have lost their lives too early to breast cancer. I couldn't have done this without the support of those who offered to contribute to this cause on my behalf, thank you SO MUCH! I was thinking of you all as I walked.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sewing Studio

When I read the blogs of some of my fellow sewing 'buddies', I love it when they post pictures of their sewing areas. From sewing in a small place on the kitchen table, to entire rooms added on the the house just for that purpose, it seems that where there's a will, there's a way! I remember sewing on my parents' dining room table when I was in high school. Their house is quite small, and the living room with the TV was just a few feet away. I'm sure my little Kenmore machine was a noisy addition to the room, but no one ever complained. Now, I am lucky to have a great spot in an open corner in our finished basement. The computer desk area is there, along with the big-screen TV where everyone seems to gather. I've always liked sewing right in the middle of things, where all the action is! As our kids move away and the bedrooms open up, the opportunity may present itself for me to grab a room for my sewing studio......but I'm not sure. I am pretty used to the way things are!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall is in the air

The Fall quilts have been hung:

The mantel has been dressed:

and Toby is wearing his new "outfit":

I LOVE this time of year!