Thursday, January 31, 2008

L is for....

Love or Liz or Lovin' Liz. This is for my niece's Valentine's Day gift. Hannah and I have picked out a few goodies to stuff in it. I hope she likes it! And, since Lizzie gets an appliqued bag, Hannah insists on an appliqued shirt. She looked and looked and looked for some fabric in my closet. Just wait to you see her shirt. It's going to be hysterical, but it's what Hannah wants so it's what Hannah will get.

With my new super-dooper serger, I made these 2 blankets in minutes. Bingham Memorial in Blackfoot, Idaho requested some blankets to be included in their donation of bereavement items. I whipped these blankets out in no time. My flannel wasn't washed or I would have made more. Note to self: the second fabric comes into the house....WASH IT!!
Next up...Hannah's H shirt, Austin's carseat cover, Austin's curtains, intermixed with some bereavement gowns. I'm BBBAAACCCKKK!!! :-)

Monday, January 28, 2008

As good as it gets...

This is as good as MY room gets for now....gotta play with my new serger. :-)

And, a shot of Austin in the sweater that Knit-A-Little made for him. It's adorable!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

For Emily

My friend's daughter Emily is having brain surgery on Feb 4th. I made this the simple tote from Bend-the-Rules Sewing & will fill it full of girly things for her to enjoy while she recuperates.

Emily and her twin brother were born at 26 weeks gestation. She has chiari malformation which basically means that her cerebellum and brain stem are pushing down into her spinal column causing the spinal fluid not to flow properly. I think I got that right. She's been having debilitating episodes for quite some time now. We pray that the decompression surgery will eliminate them.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Oh Happy Day! Mr. UPS-Man just dropped off my new serger. Oh Happy Day!! My friend has this exact one and she's going to send me the settings she uses. She says it will cut my sewing time in half! Oh Happy Day!!

Take a look at what I did most all day yesterday. Well, at least all afternoon anyway. The closet is organized. I won't show you the room yet.

Let It Snow - Round 2

Saturday was another fun day in No. Georgia.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Let It Snow!

North Georgia received a rare event yesterday. We got snow!! It snowed big, beautiful fluffy flakes for several hours late yesterday afternoon into the night. Below is a progression of events.

As you can see, we had GREAT fun!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Blue Gown

Bereavement gown #1 for the year! I chose to use one of Care Wear's pattern's found here. To be honest, I'm not real happy with it. The neckline is too wide. I think I'd rather do one of Nancy's gowns or one like this that I've done before. I also want to try a WeeCare gown that is smocked. Speaking of smocking, I have one partly done, but haven't dug it out of a tote. I guess I need to finish that first, huh??

Friday, January 04, 2008

Here's to 2008!!

A few days late...but hey, that's how I do things around here these days. :-) What a year 2007 was! Those of you that know me or are regularly readers, you know that 2007 was one for the record books in our family. To be honest....I don't want to relive it. I thought about re-hashing it all for your reading pleasure, but what's the point. I've tucked it all away in a tiny compartment in my tiny :-0 brain and I'm happy to keep it there. It ended with a miracle blessing and a new home. How we got there doesn't matter.

So......believe it or not, I've cranked out my sewing machine and made this taggie toy for Austin. The blanket really doesn't need a pattern, but there's a taggie ball pattern too found here.

And, I just have to show you this picture. I was trying to capture a pic of Austin chewing on the blanket, but Hannah as usual had to join it. I just LOVE this one, even though Hannah's hair looks like it hasn't been brushed in days. It, however, shows how much they love each other. So much....that Hannah cried yesterday when Austin got his 6 month shots.

My friend Amy (not the author of the book, btw) sent me the Bend the Rules Sewing book for Christmas! I SQUEALED with the delight. She also sent Austin some handmade bibs and Hannah a cute tote full of hair accessories. I cannot wait to get to work on a few things. Check out Angry Chicken blog for some wonderful projects, too.