Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Before I left for California on the 20th, my sister and BIL arrived on Thursday. My sister gave me my birthday presents so she didn't have to mail them. No complaints here for early presents! Look what she gave me! Two pairs of scissors with fobs she cross stitched. The fobs are so tiny! The sampler fob is 1" square! She bought the scissors with the wooden scissor cap in Alaska when they went on cruise.
Thursday, October 19, 2023
I have been busy and I haven't gotten much sewing done at all. My hair appointment on Tuesday took way to long; there were two other clinents she worked in which caused me to have to wait. Wednesday was all about baking and cleaning. My sister and her husband are coming into the area so when they come to visit today I have pan banging chocoate chip cookies for them. It takes a while to bake them so I did some cleaning between the trips to the oven to bang the pan.
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
I don't know why I was so tired when I got home from work yesterday, but I was. I had to push myself and I got this project bag done. It is a gift. The person likes platypus and the fabric from Australia.
Monday, October 16, 2023
It was a busy weekend! I did the jacket done. I made this for traveling as I put zippers on all the pockets so I could keep stuff secured. There are two inside pockets and two large outside pockets. I sewed the inside pockets on first so the outside pockets would cover up the stitching lines.
Friday, October 13, 2023
Last evening, I worked on the jacket and the sides are now sewn. The ribbing cuff will be next, a piece or ribbing at the hem, and band that goes from the hem to the neckline, buttonholes in the band, then buttons. So in other words, it is almost done. LOL!!
Thursday, October 12, 2023
First thing I did when I got home from work is mow and trim the grass in the front and sides. I didn't realize how long it was until my neighbor mowed his. As I was trimming I saw this little fellow - yes that is a praying mantis. I nudged him out of harms way.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
When I got home from work it was up to the kitchen to make the birthday cake. I added a little glaze to the top just to fancy it up a bit.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
I channeled Wanda last evening after her suggestion about moving some of the pieces around to improve the checkerboard look with the solid blue patches. I think it looks much better. Thanks Wanda!