Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lance Armstrong

Alright Bloggers,

Please explain to me why Cheryl Crow had to open her trap knowing Lance already fessed up? Exactly what was there to gain...OH...poor scorned scoundrel is just as guilty.

I have even LESS respect for her now. Just makes her look STUPID!

Peace Out!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


OK...I was psyched today to come home and sew. I chose to download some embroidery appliques I purchased through Accuquilt.

Now I can add a little pizazz to my sewing projects.

Give me a couple of days and I will add more finished projects to my blog.

I believe I may have about 60 some projects cut out and ready to be finished. All they need is me and time.

Peace Out! 

All about food....

Here was dinner this evening...except I forgot to make biscuits. beans, cube steak (au jus), roasted redskin potatoes (w/salt, pepper, garlic powder and a touch of rosemary), baked beans (w/brown sugar, dash of ground mustard, ketchup & three strips of bacon w/yummy bacon grease)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

American Girl

I have an American Girl doll.

One...because my sisters and I use to make Barbie doll cloths growing up and two...I still like to make doll cloths. I have so much unused fabric I thought 18" doll cloths would be the answer in using it up.

I do use patterns somewhat but I really hate cutting them out. So I take a pattern and Judify it to my specifications. Fewer pieces and more continuous sewing for me. Not stop and go...stop and go...attach here...attach there.

I picked this specific doll because it reminded me of myself growing up. I loved swimming and going to Edgewater Park on the outskirts of Downtown Cleveland. I would also go the W. 85th Street and swim at Lake Pool.

I would tan very easily. My hair was long with short bangs. And yes...the big brown eyes.

"AHH the good old days"

This is a pillowcase dress with a matching pull through cloth tie. I love the pink w/brown paisley design.
A closer look with coordinating colors of  brown w/pink dots.

Here are a pair of jeans I made along with a pull over apron.

Same pair of jeans but the back of the apron showing.

This apron originally had 3 pieces. You would have to sew up the sides then either attach a trim or turn under and sew a 1/4" seam all around.

First I would Judify the pattern. Now I cut two pieces on the fold (the outside and a lining). All that is left is to select a starting place, sew completely around, leave an opening to turn the fabric right side out, give it a nice crisp ironing then attach together in the front with buttons. A simple slip over the head and it is on.

I have a few of these pattern cut out. I will be finishing them so I can check them off my list as done.

Have a good night Bloggers.
Until tomorrow...Peace Out!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Sewing projects

I am making headway on organizing my sewing room. I found at least 10, 15, OK maybe about 20 unfinished projects I vow to do first before I start a new sewing project...well...until my new embroidery Cd's come.

It's amazing how I have an embroidery machine on the table along with my sewing machine and get anything done. Up with one then down with the other and vice-verse. Good thing I keep my threads in order...LOL.

Here a few items I need to accomplish.

 Here are some hexagon fabric folding flowers I did.

 This is a child's quilt I started but ran out of time before my knee surgery.

This is a trial and error quilt for a little girl. I think I will hang this on the wall instead of as a gift.

 Peace Out!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cleveland Rocks...

A very cold cloudy view of downtown Cleveland from the Sky-way at The Cleveland Clinic, 100th and Carnegie 8am this morning. Also a cool looking church on 100th Street (not sure of the name).

Peace and Love bloggers!

BBQ pork roast

Made us some BBQ pork this evening. We had a full pork roast left over and did not want to do the gravy and mashed potatoes again so we used my fathers favorite BBQ sauce recipe. It was so tender.

Let me know if you want the recipe. I believe it is from the 1940's/1950's

Peace Out All!