Sunday, October 19, 2008


It's been a peaceful, quiet weekend.

Which could be because my cordless phone is dead and I forgot to pick up a new one yesterday. Ya think that was Freudian? In any case, I ended up with enough time on my hands to start a new project for Lu.

(I seem to be in a bit of a rut in the sewing for me department. Lu doesn't mind.)

I chose this cute Project Runway pattern from Simplicity:

I'm making the yellow version, with the hem band from the black view.

I'm using light purple knit from stash, nicely aged. In fact, it's almost as old as Lu herself. Hee. The best part (of course) is the embellishment, which took the better part of one viewing of Haunted Mansion.

This applique heart is from Anita Goodesign, part of a design collection called Sugar & Spice. I really, really heart Anita Goodesign. But they are pricey. I only buy the collections that I know I can use several different ways. I'm generally more of an individual design purchaser!

Stitched out perfect, even using metallic threads. I have a pucker on the lower right, but that's probably my fault from pulling too hard when tearing off my stabilizer. It should steam out just fine.

Stay tuned! I hope to finish this one tomorrow so I can move on to other things. Like Christmas! People! Do you realize there are only 66 Days til Christmas!??!

Just in case you're not sure (I wasn't), you can go HERE to check and see if you're on the Naughty or Nice list. (I recommend doing so now, while you still have time to mend your fences with the fat man.)

Ok, now I promise not to mention the big C again until after the big H.


  1. I got a nice ranking with a B+, which we both know is above average. Now, what to ask Santa for Christmas? Hmmm. . . . .

  2. Cool site! Amazing how honest kids will be answering questions to Santa (after it was pointed out that he'd know if they lied and that was automatic 'naughty'), lol.

  3. It's okay! You CAN mention the "C" word ;) . I ordered my fabric for Christmas gifts last Friday and have started making the projects. Last year, my daughters' friends received monogrammed pillowcases. This year it's embroidered fleece scarves and rice bag handwarmers for their coat pockets. I got so sick of the doing the cocoa mugs full of candy (mugs made in China! Do you know how hard it is to get a nice coffee/cocoa mug that is not made in China??? I got me some lead worries...) Making their gifts turned out to be much more inexpensive too.

  4. No worries about the book! Sucks that you had to pay shipping twice though. I love that naughty or nice ranking site! Too cute!


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