Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jalie Jeans

Did not do much sewing this week as I had my two Granddaughters here for spring break.  I did get my Jalie Jeans finished though and I have to say that I am very pleased with them.  They fit really well, the only changes I made was to make them in a straight leg rather than flared.

This coming week I need to get a pair of white linen pants and a print top finished to wear to my mother's 90th Birthday Day party held on April 9.

I expect this will be a busy week for me as I have to get party details finished, my house cleaned for out of town guest and my sewing.

Talk to you soon.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I attended the Sewing Expo :)

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! I went to the Sewing Expo today.  It was so wonderful to be in rooms with people who love the same things that you do.  There were a lot of beautiful quilt displays ( I don't quilt but I sure did enjoy looking at them).  Some were just incredible.  I sat in on the designers fashion many beautiful new styles.  And the sewing machines.....what can I say.  If I had the money I would have come home with a new embroidery machine.  Such lovely fabric and tools, so many new ideas running through my head, I just want to make so many new things.  God willing I will be attending again next year for at least two days so I can take classes and touch all the fabric.  I am so glad that I was able to go today even though my time was limited.

Will be back with you soon.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sewing Expo

Very excited....tomorrow I will be attending my first sewing expo.  'Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO' which is being held in Lakeland, Florida.  I will only be attending for one day this year as I am squeezing it into my schedule.  I will let you know how it is.

Have a great day.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March 10

Wow, where has this week gone.  Today was the first day that I have had a chance to do any sewing.  I did manage to get my front yard done this week, something I have been wanting to do for awhile now.  Still have to do the back yard, which I will work on this weekend.

I sewed Kwik Sew 3790 this afternoon.  It was very easy and quick and came out perfect.  I really like the asymmetrical neckline.  It also has gathers on the shoulder inset and on one side.



Showing the gathered shoulder

I just received my first ever Jalie Pattern.  It is for their stretch jeans.  I have made many jeans, but I have heard so much about Jalie Jeans that I must try them.  Now I have to find some stretch denim.

I am very excited to be attending the Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO next week, held in Lakeland, FL This will be my first one.  Will let you know how it is.

Talk to you soon.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

No sewing this week :(

Just got back from my trip to see friends in Port Charlotte.  I did get a chance to see everyone, but unfortunately my best friend's mom was very ill in hospital.  So I spent a lot of time at the hospital lending support to my besties, Rita and Jeanine.  I am very happy to say that their mom is doing really well.

Not sure what I will get into for the rest of this week.  I did stop at Hancock on my way home, would like to make another pair of stretch jeans, but could not find any stretch denim.  Will have to order online. Maybe I will get some much needed yard work done.  I have to be honest.....I am  missing my sewing machine.

Will be back soon.