Friday, December 28, 2012

Elf on the Shelf

Pin It Is anyone else caught up in the Elf on the Shelf trend? I think they are adorable especially when they are doing something naughty. For example:

Here is our Elf getting into the Voyager Gin and Pacifique Absinthe, again. Naughty Elf.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Vogue New Book

Pin It My son's school puts on a Octoberfest type carnival every year at this time. It is called The Everett Sausage Fest. As part of the vendors, they have a rummage sale that has all the typical stuff including books. On Friday as I was walking my Mother-In-Law around the Fest, we stopped in the rummage sale and I noticed a lot of sewing books in some boxes under one of the tables. I went through them and accumulated quite a pile. Including............... drum roll ................... The 1952 Vogue New Book for Better Sewing! And here is the best part, for $2! I looked it up and there are no current copies for sale on Ebay. The only copies I found were on Amazon for $298. Oh, and I already have a copy, so I can easily and guilt free sell this new copy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Less Than 10

Pin It I officially have less than 10 lbs left to lose to get to my goal weight. Yay! Okay, full disclosure. It is 9.8 lbs, which is only .2 lbs less than 10 lbs. But it is still LESS than 10 lbs. So it totally counts! LOL

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

One Year Absence

Pin It So, it has been a whole year since I posted. I have been sewing. I just haven't been blogging. I lost my blogging mojo last year when I lost my really cool job at my company and had to go back to my old job. I'll be honest. I was very angry for a very long time about it. I'm mostly over it now. But I still struggle because my current job is very physically demanding and I'm not getting any younger. Enough whining, on to the sewing.

I made what was supposed to be a twin size quilt for my Hubby. In the picture below, I am standing on a 18" tall stool with my arms outstretched as far as I can.

I have two more quilts that are at the quilters right now. I will post pictures when I get them back and get the binding on.

I bought a new sewing machine too. A Bernina 830. I got a great deal on it because it was a used machine with about 100 hours on it. Someone traded it in because they wanted to upgrade to the 830 LE (limited edition). It has been quite the learning experience to go from a 1962 Singer 401A to a machine that is 50 years newer with all the bells and whistles. I still use my 401A when I go to my quilt group. It is a much lighter machine to lug around than my 830. But I am getting spoiled by my 830. How did I ever live without the needle down function?
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