Saturday, January 31, 2009

Simplicity 3538 altered to copy Fiona J Crew jacket. Made this for my DD Ash. I haven't made closures yet, she is coming over tonight, I will let her decide.... This is my second stab at this jacket and it gets easier each time. (-: One more to go, my other DD Britt wants one in corduroy...

60.2 miles down!
739.8 miles to go!
Rock On!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

PF Changs 2009 Half Marathon! We survived!

This was my DD and my third year running the PF Chang's Half Marathon, it was just the two of us....and 21,000+ other runners trekking along for 13.1 miles of fun!!

Was a lot of fun, and a lot of work.... We both have to tweak our training plans so as not to peak by 10 miles and then finish more slowly than we would like to.... Have to do some training schedule research.....
Don't we look Happy? Relieved?
49.1 miles down, 750.9 miles to go!
Rock On!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

4 Month Hiatus....

Happy New Year!!

My, I can't believe how time flies when you are busy. (-: I can't believe I haven't blogged in 4 months. I find time to follow those I enjoy but yet didn't make time to update mine. hmmmm..... I wonder if that means that I find others lives more interesting than mine?

'Tis a New Year. My only resolution this year.... to become healthier in mind, body and spirit..... and run 800 miles. Only made 685 last year. I think I can squeeze in a few more if I stay motivated!!

First run of the year is 1/18. PF Chang's Rock and Roll Half Marathon. 13.1 miles of fun, sun, run and bands all along the way. My DD and I are running it together again this year.
Santa was very good to me..... Janome CP 1000 is what he brought me. I love it. Have been studying the CP1000 thread (293 pages of incredible information) on the Pattern Review message board for quite a while and wishing.......

My binder, hem and centerguide foot arrived in the mail today, can't wait to try them out. The foot that came on the machine makes it very hard to 'see' what you are doing as it is solid metal. The center guide foot can double as a clear foot as well, that should make matching up stitches much easier. So far all I have used it for is the top stitching on a pair of Vogue 1053 pants I made.

I altered the back to have a yoke
and faux tab pockets. Makes the 'real estate' appear smaller. (-:

The top is Jalie 2805 in a wonderful knit from Georgeous Fabrics, that was my New Year's celebration shirt.
Haven't done a review on them yet.... another thing to add to the list.
For anyone that actually stops by and reads my ramblings, I wish you Healthy and Happy New Year. Sew On!