Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
This is the new page. Click on over and see what I made today!! YAY!
6 days til the Thomas' arrive! 9 days til we move to Louisville! HOME SWEET HOME!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Does anyone know why my machine might be doing this? I'm free motion quilting and using Coats and Clark white thread. The top thread breaks after a few stipples. It's like it thins out and eventually breaks. I've changed my needle, adjusted the tension up and down (when I adjusted down a #, the bottom threads were super loose), changed to a different type thread, oiled the gears....what is going on? Any other suggestions? I know in free motion quilting the tension should be lowered some- how low do you usually go?
Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
How 'bout that french braid?!?!!!!!! I'm so happy my hair is long enough to braid.
And there is our camera- now you know why my pictures are always really dark or blurry...our camera is a little old and the operator isn't all that technologically savvy.
Simplicity 3835 again. I used the 3/4 sleeve and tie thingie instead of elastic short sleeves. I wish you could feel how soft this fabric is. It's not knit, it's woven, but it is as soft as knit. It kinda looks like denim but I promise it doesn't feel that way!
It's obvious that I'm out of my internship. I sew more, therefore I blog more.
Thanks for the recipes, friends =) I love simple recipes.
This pattern is so simple! I finally found it at Wal-Mart for $7. This fabric is from the stash my cousin's grandma gave me. It's sort of seersucker with blue and pink plaid. I'm going to make another one today with some AMH fabric- it will be gorgeous, I'm sure!
If you go to pick out a pattern at the store, remember to check what size you're getting. I got home and saw that I had picked up the 12-14-16-18 size and thought I picked up the wrong one. But I didn't, I wear a 12 in sewing pattern size--- Check your measurements!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
-Chicken Pot Pie
-Brown Rice w/ pork
-Tuna Patti's (haha sis)
-Donna's Chicken (also known as cream of chicken w/ chicken pieces and ritz crackers/poppyseeds)
-Veggie Bake w/ chicken
Amanda, if you make something often and it's not on this list, tell me what it is.
As you can probably tell, I like to cook things that are really easy and fast and with easy ingredients. We are super burnt out on all of these meals so I need help!
I need to go to the grocery!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Here is the shirt I made today. I'm undecided on if I like it or not. I didn't use fun cute fabric because I wasn't sure how it would fit and I hate wasting pretty fabric! I guess this is just a little obnoxious....green and orange, apples and flowers?! HAHA
This is a great picture taken by moi. haha just kidding. I had to take this sucker in like 3 inches on each side! It was REALLY baggy. Now it is just kinda baggy. I guess it'll make a good maternity shirt in a few years. Or sooner.?
We're moving to Louisville. I don't have a job yet. Waiting to hear back from an interview.
Tell me what you HONESTLY think about this shirt>> http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=791 I can't figure out how to link so you'll have to copy paste.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I'm going to work on a quilt square for the Miniature Pinscher Rescue group tonight. My big sis, Jaime, is a volunteer for the KY MinPin Rescuers and she e-mailed this to me. Just read the directions and e-mail the quilt lady and send the square in by May 18th.
I'm eating Chocolate Cake Batter Ice Cream from Cold Stone---YUMMY.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I made this dress about a year and a half ago. I remember the day I made it- I was home alone at the Roadhouse almost all day. All my stuff was spread out on the kitchen table and I finished in once whole day. I thought that was pretty impressive since I had just learned how to read patterns! When I made it, it was a little too big. After getting married....it fits =) It was always a really weird length so last night I added an extra hem.
It is preshi.
While hemming, I fell in love with this:
It is a narrow hem foot. It's a little tricky to use getting started but once you get the hang of it, it makes a narrow hem all without ironing!! That is a dream come true!!
This is the quilt-in-progress. Who knows if it'll turn out pretty in the end!! I sure hope so.
Here is a peek of the ginormous amount of fabric I inherited from my cousins grandma. This is a really large wheel of ~4 inch wide fabric. I honestly don't know when I'll use it but it is pretty amazing!!
And that is all for now. I haven't been sewing much lately but I will start back up soon! 3 more weeks left of my internship and then a month of studying for the RD exam and packing up the apartment. There will be plenty of time to sew!
That is the floor plan- click it for a bigger picture. I'm so technical---not.
Just a peek at the brown/black combo in the kitchen!!! You see the stove? See on the left that extra pull out thing? Can you tell me what that is? We can't figure it out. Maybe if you guess right I'll give you a prize. We won't know what it really is until I actually see it though. Think of this as my first blog giveaway...maybe? maybe not?
I am ALMOST finished with my internship. I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to travel a lot this month (Lexington, Louisville, Murray x 2) so hopefully that makes it go by faster. AND I FOUND MY FLASH DRIVE. It was in Matthew's car!
Happy Easter! We are happy to celebrate a Risen Savior!!!!!! We had a wonderful time eating Easter lunch at the Taylor's house this afternoon =) We will miss our Owensboro friends!
Oh, Matthew sent out an e-mail to his gmail contacts with a link to both of our blogs. If you read this, leave a comment! I'd love to know who is hanging out here! Matthew also didn't check who all is in his contacts before he sent the e-mail so I'm sure there was someone really random who got it! And if you are an English teacher, forgive my grammar.
(Wes, crochet is pronounced kro-shey, not crotch-it)
Friday, April 3, 2009
1) I have all the pieces cut out for the quilt. It went by really fast. I used to think I hated cutting out fabrics in such a mass quantity but it wasn't too bad. I would try to explain how I'm making the quilt but we can wait for pictures to do the talking. You know that feeling when you're making something big and you're worried it's not going to turn out the way you want it to? That's how I feel right now about this thing. I think it's gonna work....I hope it does! This is a big ol' quilt: 80"x96". Grandma Faye (my cousin Jen's grandma) gave me a TON of fabric and a lot of it made it's way to this quilt- that's special =)
2) I ate battered fish filets today. (battered, not fried...haha) Matt said he was craving them after smelling Wednesday night dinner at church. They were DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!
3) At 3:30pm, I'm leaving to meet Amanda in TN to go see Hanson in Nashville. We're really hoping all the whack-o crazy annoying Hanson fans won't show up. That used to be us in 5th grade but we're over it!
4) Tereza always cooks with fresh broccoli and I never did. Last week I bought some and loved it so so so verryyy much. Thanks TJreza for the inspiration.
5) I lost my flash drive. Not a good thing since it's the end of my internship and I NEED IT.
6) I have an interview on Wednesday in Louisville.
7) Only 4 more weeks until my internship is over!!! May 1 =)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
And stitched them all together
Im so good at taking blurry pictures =) I still have to add a double crochet trim, but I wanted you guys to see my blanket!
Hope you likey =)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This is Macaroni (giraffe) and the elephant who doesn't have a name yet. The Elephant is Maddie's birthday present. Amanda is a crochet genius.
I made an apple pie. I only took one bite- the apples were weird. Everyone else said the apples weren't weird but I thought they were. Making pie crust is fun..not scary!
Amanda gave me a crochet lesson. I have a braid in my hair-inspired by twister Manda. (twister, get it "twin sister" nerdy, I know)
I just saw a movie preview for a Disney movie with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift as the actresses. Dream.come.true.
Guess what? I have an interview next Wednesday. =)
PS: I was given ~7 boxes of fabric this weekend. Tereza and I sifted through it all and consolidated to two big boxes of fabric. Jen's grandma gave it to me- sweeeeeeeet grandma Faye.
PPS: We are in Louisville looking for a place to live. All I have to say is I wish people valued cleanliness like we do. There is something out there, we know it!