Thursday, July 16, 2009

Not sewing related, but

I started a GREAT book last night! "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young. Please click here to read a little more about it. Our church is going to have a few classes to talk about it in a few weeks, so bought it over the weekend. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My regular Saturday Morning routine

is going to the bank, then checking the thrift stores in town. I went to The Caring Place to see if they had any cheap recliners so I can try to re=upholster it. They didn't have any recliners that I liked, but they did have FOUR old sewing machines - three of them had cabinets and they were each marked $15. I stood there and looked at them for probably 20 minutes and was really close to buying one, but decided that I already four machines, I probably didn't need another one. It sure was tempting, though! So after that I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a book on Upholstery - it was $19.95 and I had a 40% off coupon, so it didn't cost me much. I also bought a measuring tape for $.99 so I have one to keep in my purse. It's always handy to have one in my purse and the last one I had broke.

That's the closest I've come to sewing in the last week. One of these days I'm going to start another project of finish one of the many that are almost done!

It's been to terrible hot here lately we really don't feel like doing anything in the evenings. On the weekends, I hang all of the laundry outside instead of running the dryer. Today I'm doing our sheets - I LOVE crawling into a bed after the bedding was hung outside to dry.

I've invited Todd to go to a movie with me tonight. My boss gave me a little extra money yesterday - at first I was going to keep it for myself and add it to my blow money, but decided it would be nice to have a "Date Night" with my Mr. Wonderful. :D

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Applique Pillow is done!

And I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I'm really wishing I had a 4th of July one done, but I guess I have 11 months to get one done.

Anyway, here are the pictures -


I had problems with the button holes - I'm still not very good at them. They were too big, too, so I had to sew them shut a little bit, but overall, I think it turned out very well!