Friday, February 25, 2011

eat, pray, love....and maybe sew

I found this book at the library before I headed out for the sunshine state where I'm spending the week with my parents. And I have been doing just what it says : Eating, Praying, and Loveing the time I have with my folks.

This woman talks about Depression and Loneliness like they are detectives hiding out and trying to trip her up. How they catch up with her, and interogate her.

"They come upon me all silent and menacing like Pinkerton Detectives, and they flank me--Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me there badges. I know these guys very well. We've been playing this cat-and-mouse game for years now."

she tells them to go away but;

"Then they frisk me. They empty my pockets of any joy I had been carrying there. Depression even confiscates my identity; but he always does that.

Anyways its a great book for anyone who knows these thugs.

oh yes the sewing part. that just isnt happening. I packed half of my carry-on luggage with fabric, because I thought I would want to take advantage of this time to sew.(come to find out napping is the hobby of choice down here) Above is a project I started a year ago. Someday it will be a quilted world map with applique and embroidery.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nook case + extras

My daughter will be doing alot of traveling this semester for college

thats my cue to start sewing.

a nook case

camera case

and luggage tag

I cant say that the nook and camera case were that much fun to make

but, I could make a million of those fun little luggage tags!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


One womans trash is another womans treasure.
I volunteer at our local MOPS (mother's of preschoolers)
and as I was leaving the moms were cleaning up after a sewing class,
I overheard one of them say they were going to throw these scraps away.

I'm not sure what it is about such things that thrill my soul

but ~ oh happy day!~


Monday, February 7, 2011

Blanket Buddy

cute little birdy rattle for my nephew Jayson to chew on.

I wanted to make a whole flock of them but I did not have time and my sewing list is long right now. I wish I could remember which (library)book I got this pattern out of *darn* I love to give credit where credit is due. I think I will tweek it a little next time and make the beek smaller.