Tuesday, August 26, 2008

McCalls 5697

McCalls 5697
Originally uploaded by joeysews5
This jacket is made from brown (hello!) fleece and lining and accents with pink/brown houndstooth corduroy. The buttons are with 1 1/8" covered buttons. The pattern has four different variations and I wanted to do the variation with the flounce sleeves but didn't get enough of the brown fleece or the houndstooth. So I went with the straight long sleeves and I do love the button tab detail. Will take this to show my quilting friends and then off to my niece.

I am working on a similar jacket for myself - Actually, bought the pattern last year - but still love it. Just need to find some material and with my selections being Hobby Lobby and Walmart it's pretty slim pickins.

Hope to have it done for this winter.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

How I Feel

Cars needing repair, sewing machine breaking, embroidery machine breaking, cordless phone dying, computer crashing, embroidery smart box not working, Big screen TV went out . . . I could add at least another half a dozen, I'm sure!

But . . . I did fix the sewing machine and embroidery machine! And the computer has allowed my "messenger" to start working again - woo!hoo!

I am only able to do my "posts" from my daughters' laptops when they're not doing school work i.e. myspace, messenger, facebook.

I though they said bad things come in 3s. Well mine was to the 3rd power. I do have to be thankful for our health! Can't complain there and thank goodness! I stumbled across the article re: plane crash in Arizona which killed the pilot and the husband and wife onboard are in critical condintion. It has touched me immensely. Click on the pink button on the right top of my blog and read more. I can offer prayer and know that prayer can bring miracles.

No Tv, sewing machines, phones, cars . . . we are healthy so I'm done complaining.

Monday, August 18, 2008


I have lived in Colorado almost my whole life. I've been to Manitou Springs at least once every year for the last 20 plus years and never noticed this sign! It's an actual street sign. Ahhh! I should have MADE Lewis take his picture with me. Not that he doesn't LOVE me, he just HATES pictures.
By the way, we had stopped in Manitou on our way back from Breckenridge. Took the kids to the penny arcades. They seriously have games you can play for a penny! I love the old buildings, the wood floors and pinball. My Fav!!! Oh, ok, maybe skeeball is my Fav. Goodtimes. Goodtimes!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Camera

New Camera
Originally uploaded by joeysews5
NOT taken with my phone camera! Yes!! I got a new digital camera. Purchased at Walmart on clearance (cause that's the only way I would have bought it) I've been having a lot of fun playing wih the different settings and it's so fun to delete if I don't like the pic. This picture was taken when it was actually dark outside. So I was pretty impressed with myself (well, the camera).

I'm so torn . . . sew? take pics? sew? take pics? sew!!!!! sew!!!