Pink Pink socks and in Cotton blend

Pink Pink socks and in Cotton blend
Only non dull color available

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring ? in the MidWest

So far three to four inches of winter sifting down from the sky. The photo off the deck looks much like the December photo I took of the same scene. Only this time we have the promise of warmer temps by Monday. I have no idea what the temperature is outside but the wind is kicking up. The robbins are perched in the forsythia bush in the back yard stunned and shaking their heads. The cardinals seem unaffected.
Here is a tie purse I made this week after taking a class at a local quilt shop. The tie has deeper tones than the photo shows. The button on the flap is either from my mother's stash or my aunts. It is made from a man's tie and uses all but 4 inches of a wide tie. The cording actually goes better with the tie than the photo shows also. I'm anxious to try more but what would I do with them?
I made some coffee cup cozies for gifts at work. I found some lovely batik fabrics for some of them.
I've been sewing little Hitty clothes this week. The tiny little dresses take as long as the bigger Sasha ones oddly enough.
Stay warm and dry.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

March 26

No fantastic travel photos to share. Also no signs of spring but some budding on the trees.
Note the photo on the left... I title it..How I spent my birthday.
That pretty well sums it up.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I love old photos. They tell such a story by the clothes and serious expressions even on children's faces. Here is a photo I found of an OB nurse. I'm sure she is a nurse and not a nanny.
I just finished reading Do Try to Speak as We Do' about the trials of an American nanny of modern day in the UK. It told a lot about both cultures , American and British.
It's been great book reading weather here in the midwest. Rainy and cloudy and terribly gusty at times. Great for reading and sewing.
I had a small sticker 'shock' at JoAnn's today. A packet of 12 snaps are $1.79 now... I can remember way back a year ago when they were a dollar or less. Amazing.
Spent the weekend making a braided rug and two capes for my Hitty Doll. I've had her for five years or so but she just made it out of the box after Christmas. She's accumulated quite a trunkful of clothes. She's tiny.. 6 1/4 inches tall.
I'll post one or two of her many photos.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My first entry. Spring is rearing its stormy head here today. Rain showers off and on after a long snowy winter. I've been sewing and rummaging through fabric and rooting for trim and such that I've reorganized last week and cannot find now. I'm sure I put them in a more accessable place but this week I can't figure out where that might be.
I hope to post photos of projects and things of beauty and interest here. I'm wondering how faithful I can be to posting.
Right now I'm learning so it may be painfully slow. My font choice dances around.
Wish me luck.