Thursday, May 30, 2013

Super Quick Check In to ask for prayers.

Good Thursday everyone.  Just a quick post to say hi and to ask you for prayers for my mother in law.  I believe I have mentioned before that my mother in law in in the early stages of Alzheimers.  Well she had a cold for the last week and this morning when we went over to give her her medications (she lives next door), she was really feeling much worse.  So I took the morning off and took her to the Dr. who sent her straight to the hospital.  They are running some tests and think there may be a heart valve problem and are also checking for blood clots in her lungs.  She is 78 years old and is sooo frail.  Please ask the Lord to watch over her and keep her comfortable and her spirits strong through this.

I also thought I would show you a photo of my latest aquistion for the children's stove collection that I apparently have going on now..  it was unintentional, I assure you, but don't they say 3's a collection?  Yeah, I thought so.

It's a little on the rusty, crusty side but for only $3.50 there was no way I was going to leave it sitting there!  I got the little dishes at the same sale for 25 cents. 



Monday, May 20, 2013

Model of the year is....

NOT ME!  I hate pictures of me!  But I wanted to share some of my latest sewing projects.  I have been sewing crazy this spring.  Unfortunately, I have gained about 10 pounds this year!  UGH!  It is mostly due to a migraine medication that I am taking that causes me to never feel full, so I over eat.  I am trying to keep this in mind and have started back to Jazzercise and running.  It's very hard to lose weight when you are over 50!

Anyway, here is a blouse and skirt that I finished and I love them both!  The skirt was made with a very soft denim and a vintage Du Barry pattern from the 1950's.  It was very easy to put together.  The blouse was made from a vintage Simplicity from the 1950's and was a little tricky.  The back has a V yoke and with that slippery fabric it gave me some trouble, but I finally got it and am very happy with the outcome.

The second dress is a red and white toile and just as plain as can be, but very comfortable.  I wore it to church with a red sweater with some white silk roses on the side and it looked really nice.

This was made with a more modern pattern. 

Next is a yard sale find from a couple of weeks ago that I have been meaning to share.  These are some "people" blocks that I bought at a church yard sale.  I thought they were so cute and asked why they were selling them.  They were asked not to let the children play with them anymore because they were not politically correct!  What??  Someone pointed out that there were no African-American or Asian people and that they portray men with typical "man" jobs and women as "mothers".   I am all about equal rights for everyone, but I think this is pushing it a bit far.  They are just blocks.  I bet kids wouldn't even notice or care.  If I wanted to be a firefighter, I would have just grabbed the firefighter block and pretended it was me, even if it shows a man being the firefighter. 

Stepping off the platform now....

these blocks are just dang cute!

So what if the women are wearing dresses... who cares??
(oops, back on the platform)

I love these blocks!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Estate Sale Pictures!

Finally! I have been so lazy about taking photos..I'm not sure what is up with that.

Anywhoo!!  Here are some pictures of the mountain of fabric I found at an estate sale this past weekend!
The smallest amount of any piece was a yard and a half and that the blue gingham and I got two pieces of that.

I love the blue and white.  There is four yards of that.

Remember when all department stores carried fabric?  I miss those days!  This was .20 a yard back in the day!!!

I love, love, love the pink check.

There is 7 yards of the pink and it is 60" wide!  The yellow is so 70's!

beautiful colors...

More pink!

And this is the blouse that is on my sewing table right now.  A cotton shirting being made into this vintage pattern.

I love the detail on the back!

And my favorite buy of the day!  A pink cabinet to match the rest of my pink Wolverine set!  I think all I need now is the sink and I will have the complete set!

Happy Tuesday everyone!



Monday, May 06, 2013

Sewing along..

LBP has been doing a lot of sewing!  However, I haven't gotten a photo of a single thing yet!!!  I have made two dresses, 4 pairs of shorts and a skirt in the last 2-3 weeks.  As a matter of fact that's probably what has caused this unusally cold couple of weeks we have been having.  I put up all my winter clothes and am in the process of making some summer ones.  Murphy's law and all that!

Hopefully I will be back this week with photos of what I've made and the awesome fabric I got at an estate sale this weekend!