Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Reminder

My machine is back in working order. Dr Carl fixed him on Saturday, while I waited.

A BIG huge thanks to Dr Carl, the CSI of sewing machines.

He asked me when was the last time I oiled it? My face must have said it all. Never was my response. Your suppose to oil this machine every 8 sewing hours. oops!

My hubby figured , I am only 500 hours behind. Yikes! Thanks to him! I brush it out and change the needle on a regular basis. Oh well, a lesson learned.

I think, I will oil all machines on Sunday and Wednesday from now on. I have missed the auto thread cutter, needle down position, and other handy features.

My serger has also been oil deprived. Yikes! Is that why they were louder than I remember? Maybe? **giggle**

I had better go do that now.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Family Foto Friday

I would call this photo :

How many dogs are on the bed?
I am sleeping like a baby. Not much bothers me.
There are 3 dogs on the bed. I think we need a king size bed. *giggle*
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

90 Days from Today...

It is Christmas!

Now, I am in high gear. Time is ticking. The pressure is on.

Here is my list. A little overwhelming...but relax ...I have 90 days. **sigh/giggle**

Business Donations:

Making some doll clothes.

Using old dryer sheets to make Strip blocks.

This is what started my sewing/quilting obsession. Sewing for Barbie before, I could read. I think I was 5 or 6 years old.

She is a proud member of my doll collection. The 1991 Holiday Barbie. She was purchased at Woolworth's.

And tote Bags( I almost forgot)~ LOL!

Family Plans

I know what I am planning but, I can't say. (they read my blog) I can say if they behave they may get something from my little sewing/quilting corner. **giggle**

All of these plans happen by GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT!!!! Those are 3 words that I do NOT care for. But, must live and breathe by. Otherwise I fail and that is not an option...

My Cheerleaders

On MY pillow at 4:30 am. LOL!!!
Someone needs to change the date on my camera again.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I am a naughty blogger!

Has it been a week ...since I have posted?

I am naughty... a very bad girl.

My serger and I have came to an understanding. Anyone who owns one, knows what I am trying to say. There not like a sewing machine. They are there own breed. This serger is 12 years old.

I wanted to do a rolled hem. A simple task. uhh no! I had to get out the book. Talk to it nicely..(not really) finally.... I get what I desire. : ) Yippee!

A very nice edge finish.

All of my doggies are sleeping. I will take a picture later today, of them modeling these doggy hankies.

I do have a house guest. My Dad is in the hospital. ( He will be fine.) So, while he recovers ..."Silly Gilly" is staying with us. He is a very polite house guest. Making himself at home. Isn't he too Cute!!

I will try to get a picture of Silly Gilly and Miss Elly together. With a little luck maybe Mitzie too! I may be pushing my luck but, there is always cut and paste. **giggle**

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits...

I really do not have much to say... today.
What am I working on ?

This is going to be a Dog Hanky. How does my rolled hem work on my serger again? I can't remember. When all else fails...get the manual out! : )

What are my blogging plans?

  • A little sewing machine tour. I would consider myself a collector.

  • Tell you all about an online auction coming up.

  • Share a little about my job hunt.

Who luvs ya Baby? Miss Elly Does...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Day of Sharing

Tomorrow is my Dads Birthday! So, Hubby and I thought we would cook him a nice dinner. My Parents have never seen my favorite movie. So, after we eat, we will grab the tissues and watch.

A very fitting movie..in my opinion, after what has gone on the last few days.

I must tape the Yankee game. I am watching my favorite player closely. Will he brake the record? I hope so. A true fan must own this. I talk to him and he nods his little head at me. **LOL**

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Wedding Gown

Here is my Mom. It was September 11 ,1965. Her gown was made of Duchess Satin.

The part I love about her gown was the detachable train. (Ready for dancing.) Here she is with my Dad.

My Favorite picture. I asked my parents to redo this picture ..now. Yikes, that was a fun conversation. I opened a can of worms. All in fun of course.

Moms gown is now a Christening Gown, Bib, and bonnet. I will show it later. Just as soon as ..I find it. *Grrr*

"Miss Elly, Are you becoming a Butterfly?"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bits and Pieces

Today, I have a little of this and that to write.

  • Click on over and wish Allyjo a Happy 40th Birthday! I would sing but, I only have a voice Miss Elly enjoys. I will spare everyone. No need to thank me : 0 )

  • Check out my new valance. It could have been fuller but, lori needs to set her type A personality aside. **giggle**

Many thanks to my mother in law, Carol for saving the day. Last week my sewing machine broke. This week my coffee pot. She kindly gave me an extra... she had. Tim Hortons is very close by, but I would rather spend my money on (fabric, patterns ....Ect) I don't have a problem, do I ?

Happy Anniversary to my Parents ! - I will do a whole post about my Moms Wedding Gown tomorrow. The sewing people may find it interesting.

For Miss Elly Fans:

Snoring Away......

Are you sticking your tongue out at me? I think so.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

On Tap For Tuesday ???

More Hemming....Its that time of year!

Sorting Fabric- Its not good for someone with a fabric addiction, to have worked for a major retail chain. Nope, nadda , not at all.

My Latest Addiction: Yo-Yo's (thanks to Donna...I think ***giggle***)

Pics From Saturday: Gotta luv these dogs!!!

After speaking with other Basset owners, we went out and bought Miss Elly a harness. Purple ...because its the color of royality. She is the Queen in this house. I am the Godess... she is the Queen! This is our deal. LOL : 0)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Chasing my Tail

Yes that's right! Just like my cats or dogs! Time flies when your busy!! ~Yikes~

On tap for today:

  • Miss Elly has an 8:15 am appointment for a pedicure. (Some of her nails are black and hard to see. I am afraid to cut them myself.) Chicken!!! bawk ..bawk

  • Leave by 9:30 to make it to Buffalo. According to Map quest, its about an 82 minute drive. I am happy that Miss Elly is a good passenger. She just curls up in the backseat and takes a nap.

Mitzie, pictured above NOT a good passenger. Jumps back and forth, whines, and just makes me crazy. I love her dearly but, she is a work in progress. She is a mix (Chocolate lab, American husky, and ????)

I am running behind on Blogging... too. If you left me a comment, I will get back to you at some point this weekend.

Let me show you how TALL... I really am:

Yup, that's right a 34.5 inseam. Never, do I hem for myself. After sorting my drawers, I have 6 pairs of jeans like this. I am going to use the legs for denim rag quilts. The top part of the jeans for purses /totes. I think my girls, will like them.

Check Back Sunday for Pics from Basset Blast!! What happens when 70 hounds and 120 humans get together? I don't really know... but I will let you know..

Friday, September 5, 2008

Family Photo Friday

Girl + Leaf Blower=

Even girls feel powerful with tools. When I took this picture, I asked Becca if she was the "tool girl" from Home Improvement. Her reply was "huh?" Oh yes, I am so sorry... she wouldn't remember that show! She is only 15. LOL! Thanks Deborah!
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Saturday, we are traveling to Buffalo for Basset Blast. I need to come up with a costume for Miss Elly, today.I am thinking a southern belle. hmmm...I will post a pic later.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Happy Day !

If you want one of these:

You have to do this:

Bye Girls , Have a nice first day of school! I will miss you!!! (just kidding) I am so sad ! LOL!!!! Maybe , I will fix the date on my camera. Then , I will do nothing!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What have I been doing?

  • Hemming for others
  • Sorting clothes- YUCK
  • Cleaning- YUCK
And most fustrating....I broke my favorite sewing machine. Everyone cry with me. Okay, enough of that. (I am still mad.)
Here he is ...

Getting ready to go to the sewing machine doctor.

His illness?

The little wire thing behind the tension knob.

This controls All of the machines upper thread tension. I had a fine, knotty, and ugly mess under the throat plate. Yuck!!!

His replacement:

Not bad, but not the same!! I should be thankful I have a backup.. huh?

Today , I need to update my resume. (yuck again) Two jobs have peeked my interest.

What Miss Elly does after waking me up at 3am. Ya gotta love her! *giggle*