Friday, June 29, 2007


My My is Friday already!!Well this will be another open house weekend for me.Pull the checkbook out and give the grads a few dollars.Love to see these kids go off to college.

Yes!!look what I received in the mail from QVC!They look better on and they are so comfortable.Love them!!Item number A61736

This is a vogue pattern I have had for 3 or 4 years now.I guess it such an old pattern that it is out of print now.Well anyway I have been afraid to make it, because I didn't want to mess it up.Since I have been blogging ,I found out about muslin.A lot of you sewer make your outfits with muslin first to see what you have to alter or whatever else you have to do.Well I will be getting me some muslin and cutting out this pattern.Finally!!Thank you to all you sewers who helped me!!The pattern number is Vogue 2749.

Have a great weekend and as always enjoy yourself!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Yesterday was a very hot 91 degrees.HOT HOT!!I had to drive 2 hours, well my teenager did the driving.We went to a one day football camp for him.We had to be there at 8:00am.So we had to leave at 5:30 am with my dd with us.I have to say my ds did a very good job in showing his skills.The coach said he was in the running to get a scholarship.So I have my fingers cross.As you can see in the picture I had plenty of toys to keep my dd busy while we were there.

This is my ds after we got home from camp!!

I started another crocheting project while waiting for my ds to get out of football camp.I hope I can finish it this week or next week.I thought this bumblebee hat was so cute.

Nice Christmas Gifts!!

Well that's it for me today have a great day !!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

This is my DS at his one day football camp.He is the one in the gray shorts.It was a long day we there from 8:00am to 1:30pm.The coach said he did very well.I hope this mean some kind of schlolarship!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Well since the kids have been out of school it had been hard getting on the computer.There's always someone on it.I was getting use to getting up in the morning when the kids was off to school and hubby was sleep.See it takes me an half an hour or more for me to post.Yes I am still learning this blogging thing.

Well anyway we had a great weekend with the kids.I took my two younger boys to see Fantastic Four movie.The boys loved it.It was okay to me.I wished I hadn't taken my dd because some parts scared her.We also tooked the kids to the park to get wet.My dd loves anything that gets her wet.

Now to crocheting news.Well I have been working on this tank top for several months now.Well I had put it down a few times because I got frustrated with it.So anyway I picked it back up this week and started on the back part.When you are making something you are to pay attention to WHAT SIZE YOU STARTED WITH!!!As you can see in my picture the front is smaller than the back!!!OMG I have to start over with the back part.See I am a very very slow crocheter.Man O Man!!!
In sewing news I had started last week on making a baby blanket for my cousin.I used flannel material to make it with.I always make these blankets for baby gifts.I just cut out 6" by6" squares and sew them together with a3/8 seam.Then I cut out some batting the same size as the blanket.I put the right sides together and sew with 3/8 seam.I leave an opening to turn the blanket on the right side.I hand sew the opening close.Then you are all done. >

Well I quess thats is it for me.Have a great day and enjoy yourself.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Since the kids have been out of school I have been doing a lot of cooking.I have to do lunch now.When they are in school I only have to lunch for me and my dd.Four weeks ago we put in our two gardens.Yes I said two.The reason for two is the kids in the picture below!!Yes I also know how to can food too.My dear mother in law who passed away in November taught me how to can.Not only have I been doing a lot of cooking for some reason, I have had to do a lot of laundry also.I don't know what that's about.I think they are putting clean clothes in the basket.I don't have to do my teenagers clothes he does his own.Well that's life with four kids!


Well I was able to squeeze in some sewing time.This dress is simplicity 3757.This was one of simplicity easy sew patterns.What I liked about this pattern was how they did the hem.I can't remember what type of fabric this was ,but it was light weight.The fabric had embroider flowers on it.I do know that I bought the fabric from JoAnn fabric for a 1.50$ a yard.Sorry about the not so clear pictures.I am still learning how to take good pictures.You can click on the picture to see it better.
Have a great day and happy crafting!!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Proud Aunt

My sweet niece finally graduated from high school.She graduated with a 3.5 grade point she has never been below that.She was president of her honors society.She will be going to the University of Michigan.I am so proud of her she worked so hard.

I finally pick back up on the tank top I was crocheting.When I was shaping the top part of the tank it wasn't looking right so I took it down and started on the back part of the tank top.I am going to give another try.I am a slow crocheter.I am going to try and get this done by the end of the month.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

My hubby acting silly!!!Happy Father Day

I am trying to learn how to load viedos.Sorry about my last post mistakes.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Pray for others!!!!

O O how I love to make super simple patterns.I had some yellow cotton fabric in my stash.I made me simple skirt with it Simplicity 4045 view C.After I made the skirt my dd said mommy I want one too.Now you know I had to make her something.I had enough fabric to make her a dress Simplicity 5531 view A.The skirt was so simple all you needed was a 7 inch zipper and the dress you needed no notions but thread.I love those type of patterns.If you click on the picture you can see it better.

If you love your daughter as much as I do.You need to read the story and pray for this family.Stepha Henry's story

Monday, June 11, 2007

Good Weekend

Yes this weekend I celebrated my 19Th wedding anniversary.We left the kids with my mother for two days!!!

We spent the weekend in Detroit.We had a great time.We went to a couple of Jazz clubs.And yes we got a little tipsy too.We ate at a restaurant called Seldom Blues.This was a very nice place.If you are ever in Detroit you must go there.

Everyone needs a break from your kids sometimes.I enjoyed my two days away, but I was glad to see them when I got back home.
Have a great day!!

The first jazz club we went to.

Second Jazz club we went to.

The top I have on is simplicity 3750.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Wow it seems like a while since I last posted.While state final for track season for my son Lawrence is over.His school didn't win state,but they did worked hard at it.My son have decided he want to run summer track this year.Now I must get my mine ready to sit in all that heat for summer track.Anyone who have kids in track knows how long a track meet can last.While I didn't get but one picture of him at state finals.He hates taking picture.So these are the ones I did get.Two of them are him and my dd.

That is him in the sleeveless white t-shirt turning his back on me.

Finally I have Simplicity 3877 done.I had some problems in the skirt part of the dress.I had to add some godets to the skirt and I just couldn't get it right.Looking at my picture of my dress to it doesn't look like the pattern.I am going to try and make this dress again and try and get it right.I will still wear the dress, but like I said mine didn't turn out like the pattern.I looked at some reviews on PR who made this same dress and they didn't have trouble with the skirt part.I love this pattern so that's why I am going to give it another try.If anyone could tell me what I could have done wrong please share????

Have a great day!!