Sunday, August 31, 2008

Home Again!

I am home again! Yeah!! Two weeks is a long time to be away from home. My DH took care of everything wonderfully. Even my plants did not suffer my absence. Love that guy. (-:

2 Weeks without sewing is ..... tortureous. I did a lot of on-line shopping. Order some Jalie patterns and fabrics from Gorgeous Fabrics.... they were waiting for me when I got home! I was so excited that I made my first Jalie. #2788, twist top with puffed sleeves. I love it. Fit and cut is very similar to the Simplicity twist top 4706.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Climb the Mountain to Conquer Cancer

Yesterday was the Climb the Mountain to raise funds for the American Cancer S0ciety. My DD Britt and I did the climb, (along with 4,000 other motivated trekkers!) The climb is 7 miles up Sanfrancisco Peaks. We completed that running and walking and then decided to do the same back down instead of riding the shuttle busses. Was a lot of fun and boy am I tired! After a nap, we headed out to JoAnnes! Picked up 7 new Simplicity patterns (sale $1 each) 4076 and 4077 I am very excited to try. There are so many great reviews of both on Pattern Review. Unfortunately I am traveling for work for the next 2 weeks so..... NO SEWING! I might have withdrawls. (-: Will have to supplement with extra running.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Update: Run for the Magic Big Brother Big Sister Half Marathon!

Well I survived the run! Was the muddiest, most difficult and one of the most beautiful I have done. Most of the run was on trails or forest roads. Didn't see any wild life, but I am sure that is because they could hear us coming a mile away!

Afterwards was a nap and then get ready for the Bday BBQ. I think all the kids had a good time.

My son is sporting his sister's new earrings!

Ashley and Al

David and Brittany

Marcus and Lorretta


I just registered for the 31st Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Half Marathon! It is this Saturday..... same day as my daughter's Birthday BBQ! I must be crazy. I figure the run starts at 7:30, be done in 2 1/2 hrs.... home, shower, nap and then get ready to party. (-: Wish me luck!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashley!!

Today is my baby's birthday. Happy Birthday Ash!! I can't wait to see her and give her the present I made her. She and her sweetie went down to Sedona for the weekend. It is also her sweetie's B day. Happy Birthday Al!!

The bag is a Lula Louis Craft and Designs pattern that she supplies for free. Thank you Lula!! I added a pocket on each side so either way, there is an interior and exterior pocket. It is the perfect size ! Beach bag, shopping bag, overnight bag, carry everything bag! I hope Ashley loves it! My other DD Britt loved it so much she had to make herself one!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Vogue 1051 AGAIN!!

Loved them so much the first time, I had to do it again. This time in a light weight denim. Made a few slight alterations. Lowered the crotch, made the waistband 1 inch narrower and made back and front welts the same. Much easier!! I discovered Deb Cook's fly front tutorial, oh my!! So easy and much improved over the one in the Vogue pattern. This one does not allow the zipper to peak out from the side view.