Sunday, February 24, 2013

clothespins for sewing

I may not be taking a lot of pictures lately but I have been doing a little sewing. I found the pattern for these fabric baskets here and decided to make one for a possible baby gift (don't know if a boy or girl yet; someone I work with). I found these Clover clips at Hobby Lobby that have come in handy with this kind of project. I made the smaller basket & when finished ends up being 5" across & 7" tall when folded back like shown. She doesn't say what the seam allowance is but I figured it out to be 1/4". It is a great pattern with the ability to alter the size easily to fit your needs. Instead of finishing it like she did I put the lining inside the outer basket wrong sides together & folded down the top edges 1/2" then sewed them together.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sher's clothespins

I've rather gotten out of the habit of blogging lately. I can't say it's because there is nothing to photograph because there is always something interesting out there. More it is the winter doldrums I think. These photos were taken last summer at Sher's home. New to you & a nice change from the snow. We only ended up getting six inches or so yesterday. A snow day for the schools. (I miss waking the boys up to tell them there's no school.) Sher had a great collection of clothespins on her line. I commented on her colored, plastic pins & she said they were not as good at the wooded ones. I enjoyed capturing them with my camera anyway.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today is traditionally about love & romance. To most of the people I had contact with this morning at work it is just another day. But I heard this song for the first time a couple of weeks ago on KZUM, our community radio station, & I loved it. An appropriate song for the day! (This is more action than I saw at my own high school dances though.)

Monday, February 4, 2013

road 24

I know I can be predictable. Boring. You've seen these tracks before. But my goal is to stop by monthly to take a few shots. And it is February already. Another visit to see Dad. We enjoyed a good lunch at the Kensington & got caught up.

On further review I realize I am about seven miles off from the previous photos.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

passing the torch . . . er, sewing machine

I had the pleasure of eating lunch today with my nieces, Becky & Angie. They chose Lee's Chicken which has not updated its decor since it opened. But we love its cozy ambiance & of course their fried chicken.

In a moment of inspiration (or weakness) I offered Becky Mom's sewing machine. She is learning to sew with a hand-me-down machine that keeps breaking down. I know Mom would love to see it go to one of her grandkids & I know Becky will love having it. I made sure she could thread it & wind the bobbin before we packed it into its case. Don made sure it wouldn't pop open with some zip ties. She'll carry it on the plane with her when she flies home. I'm looking forward to hearing how she fares with it.