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I almost forgot
December 26, 2012

I almost forgot to blog today. The big reason is I haven’t done anything blog worthy this week.

We had a nice quite Christmas at home. Rick gave me two wonderful Fashion History books. I love these types of books and spend hours looking at all the wonderful detailed photos imagining life when these clothes were made and worn. I am more interested in the making than the wearing though. The top book is from the Kyoto Museum in Japan. It is fabulous. It is hard to explain just how fabulous.  The other book is from the costume collection at LACMA our LA Art Museum.  I definitely need to find time for a visit soon.

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Happy New Year to you all!

I am looking froward to all the wonderful things my blogging friends make and share in 2013.

Happy Birthday Walt
December 5, 2012

With-Walt

I wasn’t sure what to blog about today, and then I saw that it is Walt Disney’s Birthday today on other blogs.

Since this is a crafting blog I wanted to mention the long T-shirt I am wearing. I don’t like short shirts, I think longer is more slimming. When shirts cut off at the hip it draws the eye to that part of the body which I think makes me look wider there. I have big thighs. So I bought two T-shirts in two sizes and cut off the bottom of the bigger one and sewed it to the bottom of the smaller one. The hip of the smaller was the same measurement of the waist of the larger. I don’t have a cover-stitch machine, so I did a mock cover-stitch. I overlocked the top cut edge of the skirt and attached the top by sewing over the original cover-stitching of the top with a ball point 2.5mm double needle . The 830 didn’t drop a stitch which often happened when I tried this technique with my other machines. It worked so well I bought 2 other patterns of the T-shirts and made 2 other long shirts.

Our First Snow
January 2, 2011

Here are some photos of our first snow. I was a little worried about the plants in the yard, then remembered my one big goal this year is to look for the positive. In other words I want to work on changing my habit of jumping to negative worry thoughts first thing to seeing life as the adventure I think it is meant to be. Snow here is vey rare. It was so much fun to see the neighborhood kids catching snowflakes on their tongues. We had fun too, taking photos and calling family and friends with the news.

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I have been working on a shirt pattern for Rick. I didn’t know there are so many variations in cut and fit of sleeves in men’s shirts. I am planning another blog post on my discoveries. 2011 is starting out to be a very surprising year.

May Flowers
May 1, 2010

Red-Roses

These roses are so full of petals. I have never seen them open all the way. This is a type of climbing rose. Someday I hope it fills the trellis out front.