Thursday, October 3, 2013

SHHH, can you keep a secret? It's like Christmas in September!!!

Wow, it's been a while since I've been here.  Not that I haven't done some things, just mostly haven't finished all of them.  Gosh, I hate saying that.  Anyway, today is a very special day.  It's a "moment" for me that I wanted to share.  

See that, in that photo?  Yep, that's me and MY OWN PERSONAL, VERY OWN, JUST MINE, BRAND NEW, FROM IN THE BOX, sewing machine.  It's so great, I'm so excited I could spit.  I have used my Mom's old one for years and it was great, don't get me wrong.  But this one has a drop in bobbin with see through cover, so I never run out again, 100 programmable stitches, needle stop up or down - it's so awesome!  AND IT'S MINE.  I could go on and on and on....  Of course, I WILL have to get it upstairs undetected, not sure if I can hide that smile tho :)   see, hee hee.  I just have to wait for that trade of his new running shoes for my machine.  I can wait for the reveal, but I will probably know how it all works by then, because I CAN'T wait to use it. That's not bad, right?  I'm thinking, NOPE.

I just realized its been months, May actually, since I last posted anything.  Well, here are some things that have happened, and/or I made:

Our ten year anniversary was in June.  We went to Niagara Falls.  I've always wanted to go. Stayed on US side (no passports) but it was wonderful.  I took this from the observation deck - we did the Maid of the Mist and went into the falls and we climbed the falls on stairs.  It was a fun trip!

Later, I made some placemats, which were sewed so well, I impressed myself.  But the Chief did NOT like the pattern.  Said it looked like a cafe.  So guess they go on table outside and I have to find something for his REFINED tastes :Þ

I made a zippered pouch for a friends daughter's 21st bday - she loves skulls, go figure.  Oh, we put a gift card in it, not even trying to pretend that would have been present enough.  All that glitter got everywhere too.  NOT doing that fabric again.

Then I decided to make a Halloween doll - so I sketched out what I was thinking and then I made it.  I didn't attach her yarn hair yet, because I decided I would go with red/orange like her lips, like Sally on Nightmare Before Christmas.  So, I've made the wig, I just haven't changed it out.  Which do you think?  I still can't decide.  She looks pretty goth with black.  Anyway here she is and no name yet, she's my Halloween mascot though...  I think she's adorable.

I sewed a pillow and a zippered pouch for Mom's hospice nurse Lisa.  She was so good to us and especially at the end.  I just wanted to give her a little thank you.  I bought this hilarious fabric on Ebay with all these nurses.  I told her the sassy one with her hand on the hip had to be her.  That felt good to finally say thanks.  

Lastly, I am working on making a headboard that I saw on Pinterest.  It was so cute.  I found this adorable orange fabric.  Grey walls - white accents - I think it will be so cool.   I cut and made all the squares already.  I just have to attach them to a board and get the Chief to hang it on the wall.  Just can't seem to make myself finish that part.  But I will.  This weekend, I hope to finish it and the doll.  Want to move on to new projects.  Again, too many UFO's (unfinished objects)!

Ok.  That's a lot of information from someone who had nothing to say, right?  Sorry, I miss posting.  

I am so in love with my new sewing machine and its not even out of the box.  I can't wait to push all those buttons.  I feel like a kid at Christmas!  

And now some funnies:

Have a wonderful week.  Love you all!