Sunday, October 23, 2016

Another Weekend

Holy Moly ... where the heck did this week go? I was in "Halloween costume" mode ... a voodoo doll dress, with no pattern, itchy burlap fabric, a very confident customer (kid#2) and a slightly unsure ME.  Pictures soon ... it turned out great!

We ventured down to Sunrise, FL for a quick overnight stay. The Washington Capitals vs the Flordia Panthers.  CAPS won!!! It was odd being at a CAPS game in someone else's "house".

Saturday ... Autumn arrived! It was in the low 60's in the early morning. By afternoon it was 79.  A gloriously sunny day.

I spent the morning at Wickham Park with some creative ladies.

A little knitting, a little stitching and a lot of simple wonder ... this is a lovely place.

I'm working on a little needle case using some pennies and few stitches ... a sample for my monthly Appliqué Addicts group.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Weekend

There was a little bit of sewing done, but nothing to show yet ... a partially completed Halloween costume, 2 of 2 Christmas gifts for the Goofies (to any newbies - my sisters Goofy 1 and Goofy 2), a minor alteration of a dress for Kid #2, and hemmed a sundress for Goofy 1.

We did take a motorcycle ride up to Daytona on Saturday. There was significantly more Hurricane damage up there. We got rained on a teeny bit, but mostly - Biketoberfest 2016 was a fun day.

And because of the lack of sewing photos ...

Mallory Square, Key West ... Before Hurricane Matthew.

And ...

I'm prepping parts and a couple of sample "pennies" for a wool demo for my new quilt circle "Appliqué Addicts".  I did NOT make this but swiped it from Pinterest. I have no info about the project but it is a great scrap buster/sample shower for circles.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Just Call Me Dora

Still exploring Bargellos ... and loving it!

A benefit of moving is rediscovering stuff in your sewing room.  I had this jelly roll, languishing on a shelf.

Since 2007? Guess it's time to use it.

20 strips ... stitched ... cut ... stitched ...

So cool!

I'm debating on using the remaining strips as border and/or binding.  I think it needs to hang out in the design wall for a couple of days. I just might have another jelly roll (or 2) on the shelf, whispering to me.

This is NOT on my Christmas sewing list. But maybe ... a class sample?

During Matthew

Being without power for 24 hours ... Well, lets's just say - I suffered from sewing withdrawal.  To be fair ... I was sleeping (sort of) through 12 hours of it. About 2 in the morning, the electricity went off and back on 5 or 6 times. Each time it went off, Mom's oxygen concentrator beeped and each time it came back on, the door bell activated.  Our door bell plays a complete verse of "Anchors Aweigh". It finally went off and stayed off ... it was almost better that way.

During the storm, I knitted and did some hand stitching.
And prepped ...

Binding for a Christmas gift

The gift - cut and ready

The leftovers

And more tumblers ...

Do not be fooled by the light coming in the window. I took the pictures way after the storm passed.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Before Matthew

Off we went on a little get-away to Key West. Thanks to Goggle and GPS and plenty of time on our hands, we made a quick detour.

I have NO need for fabric but a little yarn shopping? Sure ... why not!  I was really hoping for a tee shirt but they didn't have any.  What knitter wouldn't love a shirt from this shop?!

2 evenings and 1 very long day was all we had there and we made the most of it.

Chickens are everywhere and so colorful.

This was such a cool tree.

We walked and ate and walked and drank lots of water (and a little beer for Steve) and walked some more.  We saw all the sights and got the important photos. We saw an incredible sunset at Mallory Square.

And then came home for hurricane prep.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

WOW! What a week ..

A week ago today we headed off to Key West for a little " Hurray-for-retirement" vacation. And then promptly headed back home on Wednesday in time to buy plywood.

We were prepped and ready. Thankfully, we has no damage, just yard debris.

There were about a dozen fences down in our neighborhood ... But not ours. Our mess was simply clean up ... Rake. Scoop. Sweep.

Taking down the plywood, we did discover a couple of hurricane victims taking shelter.

They scurried off with a little encouragement.

We prepped, survived and cleaned up from our first Florida Hurricane.

All is well!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Finishes

It's done! Off the frame and delivered to it's maker.

And, it's fabulous!

With a really fun backing.

Hopefully, soon, I will have a pattern and designer name. It is probably from about 10 years ago.  I'll let you know.

And ...

There has been knitting ...

And a little more knitting.