Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What a Valentines day...

Had a great valentines day.  Got my lovely husband a digital photo key chain to put on his desk at work so that he can always see us and the changes my DS has gone through,  my DS got his obsession filled Lego Ninjago Skeleton Bowling Set.  He is in heaven with it. LEGO Ninjago Skeleton Bowling (2519) -  LEGO - Toys"R"Us
Sterling Silver Charm - AdoreI got from my wonderful husband a Pandora bracelet with 2 beads.  Bracelet - Size 7  Now I just want to state right here that I had asked for the imitation bracelet that Target has.  He never goes the economical way.   LOVE that man. 

Now for the bad part of Valentines day.  
I had taken in my trusty serger that got me through these dance costumes.     With all of the fringe, he was tired.              

So, as I was driving home from a wonderful day, the repair man call,  RM "I have bad news.  There is a part that is broken,(at this point I tuned out) and they no longer make the part.  We will not be able to fix him"  Me "OK, do I need to come pick him up?" RM "no, we can depose of the body. We have a guy that picks them up and parts them out for the metal."  ME "OK, go ahead and do that" 
UUGGGHHHHH!!  Now what to do?  I am currently using the serger that my mother had purchased many, many, years ago.  She is getting up in age and just isn't keeping up like she should.  Skipping stitches and going alittle slower.  So, what do I get?  I think I have is narrowed down to to machines.
               Juki MO644D and Juki MO 654DE Pearl. 
I have looked at all of the reviews and people rave about this company.  I know that I just need a power horse that does will with knits.  There is only $100 difference in price.  I am really leaning to the pearl.   If anyone out there has a Juki serger, please comment and let me know what you think of it.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Wow!  Things have been crazy in this household. 
I got the dance costumes done and have check in hand.  Yeah!! The girls look wonderful and got high marks on the costumes.  I am very proud of them and how they look.  When they get professional pic taken, I will get some uploaded for all of you to see.
Then on to the next job, I have a friend that wants to give his boss a polar fleece quilt for a belated Christmas present.  I am proud to say that it is done and here are a few pic of the process.

 As you can see, piles and piles of 5 inch squares.  This was the first time of doing this pattern and it was alittle time consuming.   First you cut all of your squares then you put to different colors together and then draw a diagonal line across it.  Then you sew a 1/4 inch stitch on both sides of the line. 
 Then you will use your ruler and rotory cutter to cut them apart. 

 This picture is the piles in the pattern that I want to put together. 

The start of the process of the quilt.

After all of the blocks are attached together I put on a border and then backed it with more polar fleece.  This is going to be one warm blanket.

My next job is doing some alterations for a friend of mine grandma that has turned 90 and has lost about 4 dress sizes. 

Then on to some maternity sewing for the baby sister-in-law that has just announced that they are expecting. 

Update on Eating Clean.  I have lost 10 pounds at this point.  A good start, but have found that I am stalling for some reason.  Thinking that I am getting lazy with the choices that I am making.