- Don't forget about the "Free Giveaway!"
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Same class ..... different view. Looking back at this picture makes me realize how well we got to know each other over the next few days. For many in this class it was their first time to attend the school. Now they are old friends!
My helpers for Teacher Selling Night. They took turns letting me spend the night at their houses. Yes, that is my husband and Anna. Rex and I live about 45 minutes away, so the drive can be a little much after teaching all day and then doing the evening events. Anna worked as my helper the first day then with the "Kid's School" and since she is only 15 minutes away I spent two nights with her and her husband. I REALLY enjoyed spending the night with Anna and Jason and am working on getting my invitation extended for more nights in Feb. I am so tired and cranky by the time I got home that I don't think that Rex will miss me if I stay a few extra nights!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Didn't it turn out great? Working on the sign reminded us of all the other crafty things we enjoy besides sewing. So..........for this FREE Giveaway, we would like to know what other crafty/creative things do YOU enjoy?
To enter the drawing for a free copy of a "Creations By Michie'" pattern of your choice, leave a comment on this blog telling us "What other crafty/creative things do you enjoy doing besides sewing?"
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I had to share some pictures that have nothing to do with sewing. We do not usually see sunflowers growing in Alabama, so they are quite a treat. I was getting ready for Bible Study the other morning and my friend called and said, "Good, you haven't left, bring your camera!" I sat through all of Bible Study wondering why I had brought my camera. I thought that maybe she had grown a tomato in the shape of a duck or something else cool like that. Instead, we drove down the road about half a mile from her house and a cotton field that I have driven past for 20 years was full of sunflowers! The beautiful view ALMOST makes up for it hitting 100 degrees this week.
Monday, July 19, 2010
This little dress is the gift that I picked out to send to the new baby. It is made using pattern #130, sweet and simple with tiny tucks and a pink bias band attached to the collar with bridging. Tiny pink buttons and a touch of pink embroidery added the finishing touches to the dress.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I split the shirt up the side seams and cut the sleeves off to get the most fabric possible out of the shirt. There was just enough fabric to cut each front of the bubble from the front sections of the shirt and the back from the back of the shirt.
The pocket is embroidered with a anchor using a Chain Stitch and an Outline Stitch. The anchor design can be found in the "Heirloom Embroidery Book."
Although I felt hip and cool while doing this project, we must remember that there is really "nothing new under the sun." The first time that I did a project of this type was in 1978 after my mother-in-law told me of doing it herself in 1950!
I am looking forward to seeing this sweet bubble modeled next week in the Martha Pullen Fashion Show. Here is a sneak peak of the little guy who will be wearing it. More about Ryland later. He deserves a blog totally devoted to him!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Yes, I still starch and press my floss. It is worth the little extra time to keep my stitches smooth!