Monday, August 23, 2010

Learning more about sewing

It was a really good weekend. We watched a couple of movies on Saturday.  Sunday was a good day. My mil went to church with us.  Afterwards we had a nice steak dinner that was really yummy.   It was a very relaxing weekend. :)  One more week before school starts.  The kiddos are so excited.  Not sure who is more excited Mommy or kiddos. :) 

I am learning more sewing.:)  I actually made a Jumper for my older daughter.  I made it where I didn't have to sew a hem. :) I also put a lining in it.  I cut out a two front pattern pieces and two back pattern pieces. One of the front and one of the back pattern pieces was the lining.   I sewed the fronts together with rights sides together and left a little opening at the bottom.  Then I turned it inside out where the right sides can be seen.  I did the same with the back sewing right sides together and leaving a little opening at the bottom.  Next I turned them inside out.  Then  I sewed the front and Back at the side seams.  I did a decorative stitch at the bottom to close up the holes that I used to turn inside out.  I also did a decorative stitch around the front, back and arm holes.  I also embroidered a flower at the front.  I am still trying to figure out how to get the material to be center so that the design can be centered.  That is the hard part.  I guess practice makes perfect. :)  Not sure that sewing is ever perfect. :)  
I am linking up to Made by you Mondays.:)

Have a great day ya'll.:)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Embellished Hand towels

A few days ago I received a new embroidery machine.  I absolutely love it.  I sewed a little piece of material onto the center.  Then embroidered a flower into the center ( well as much in the center that I could).  I am still  new at this but it was fun.  The fun part was to watch the machine take over.  It was like it had a mind of its own.  Scary.  To bad it doesn't do the house work or the dishes. LOL Here are a few pictures.  These towels was a birthday gift.  It took me all morning.  Just a little. LOL

I cannot wait to play some more soon..:)  Sorry about the pictures.  Not very good at the picture taking.  But working on it.:) Have fun ya'll.:)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Proverbs 31 woman

Lately, I have been really thinking about the Proverbs 31 woman.  In today society that has taken a back seat.  I see its not as important or because its not the New Testament then it means nothing. Because we are a modern society. Many people think because it is modern that the bible is way too old fashion to follow.   But that is so wrong.  I  know that I am definitely not the Prov. 31 woman but I strive to be.  I have failed in so many things.  I am naturally lazy so that is one of my failures.  Another thing I am not very good at planning out our meals and making sure we have nutritious meals and grocery shopping ( don't even get me started on that one LOL).  The list goes on and on.  I also do not rise early as I should.  I use the excuse that Mike calls at 11:30 pm and we talk for awhile so sometimes I do not end up sleeping until 1 am.  I wonder what they did back in the Bible days when they didn't get any sleep did they still rise early? I have been reading many good articles on the topic.  I know a few women in my life who rise at 4 before the sun rises.   I like to read Laines letters and she started rising at 4 and made it a habit and she still does and its been years now that she has.  She accomplishes many tasks.  I can see how much I could accomplished if I got up that early.  Mike and I talked about it.   I have to understand is that Bible time society and today's society is  different.  One thing that Laine brought out in her letters is that we may not have servants or maids but we really do.  We have our washing machines, dryer, bread machines and some of us dishwashers.  I never thought of that from that perspective. I can't even imagine what could be accomplished by rising early.:)  Here is another good article that I am reading.

So do you think that Prov. 31 still applies to today?  I believe is should its still in the bible.  What are your opinions. I hope this made sense.  I am not a writer. This is a way of getting out what I have been thinking.:)  Have fun ya'll.:)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Attempt at Ruffle skirt.

Today sewing wasn't successful. :(  I am trying a ruffled skirt.  It didn't turn out at all.  So I have to figure out how to do it.  Need to just try it again and not give up on it.  Ugh!! I don't do well with trying new things cause if I fail at it then I give up and do not try it again. Well I need to just move forward and try it again.  Glad I have extra material.  Not getting the gathering right.  Going to try my hand  at the fabric flowers that are going around.  Pretty cool.:)  I want to do them for their school uniforms to add more color.

Something like this.  I just have to try it and see what I can come up with.:)Off to check out some tutorials for the ruffled skirts.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Update on last post.:)

I want to thank those who encouraged me when they read my last post. I am fine.:)  I was having a self pity party.:)

My Aunt came last weekend to visit.  We had an enjoyable time.  We went miniature golfing and really enjoyed ourselves.  I have dangerous children. LOL Nathan started out and he swung back and accidentally hit his sister in the arm.  Everyone survived.  Then we enjoyed some yummy ice cream.  So Life has been busy and trying to survive. LOL

                                   Thats the kiddos and my wonderful Aunt.:) Love ya Aunt Meg.:)

A couple of weeks the kids and I saw a wild turkey with its babies.  I tried to find my camera.  By the time I found it the turkey had already disappeared.  So I got the bright idea to go looking for it.:)  I found it.:)  I stayed at the edge of the woods and there it was trying to hide its babies.  So I just stood there, it came towards me... So I got some really cool pictures.  Never got any pictures of the babies though.

I love being out in the country.  We have also seen I believe a woodchuck but I can't get a picture of it.  The goal is to take pictures of all the wildlife that we see.  We have had so far two birds nest on our porch.  That was pretty cool. They did not get scared off so I was surprised at that.  With how loud we can be going in our house.  We have this thing with letting the door slam. LOL

We have been busy here.  We have blackberry bushes all over the place.  I had to step into the bushes as far as I could to get all the blackberry bushes that I could.  Laurisah helped out and we had fun.  Then afterward we went and made blackberry cupcakes with Felicity.  They were so delicious.  And yummy.  Saturday I made 6 16 oz of blackberry jam.  Haven't tried it yet but it will be on the breakfast menu soon.  We will have more berries soon.  Just have to wait for them to ripen.  There are also red raspberries but Laurisah and I ate them.  We had maybe four berries total. They were so yummy.;)  I think that woodchuck devoured them. 

Starting to get ready for school.  The kiddos go back Aug 30.  Have to go shopping and start sewing.  Already started on skirt for Felicity.  Going to try out some new things with sewing.  I even got a uniform pattern to try and see if I can't sew them some uniform skirts and jumpers.  Should be interesting.:)  Well I guess I should call it a night.:)  I hope everyone has the most wonderful week.:)  Again sorry for the last blog post.