Category Archives: Photography

A gray bleak winter

Well friends and neighbors,  I have to admit something to you. I’m not so much a fan of winter. I actually kind of hate it. Its cold and wet and gray. Not my favorite combination of things. Its just rather depressing.

I’ve been sewing though!
New Shirt

I cut this last Thursday evening while watching Highlander: Season 1 (one of my favorite guilty pleasures.) I cut it from a tee shirt that I had that fit well through the arms/shoulder/neck area.

This was my first attempt at sewing a knit garment, so I’m fairly happy with it. Its not great, but it works. I also have about 6 or 7 yards of knit fabric sitting here, patiently waiting for me to sew it up, so practice is much needed!

And finally… pictures of the much blogged about Purple Party Dress!
Purple Party dress

I wore it for the second time on Valentine’s day when my husband and I went out to my favorite restaurant for dinner.
Finally, a picture of purple party dress

And here it is with the sweater I actually wore it with. I’m not a huge fan of the sleeves, but I’m not exactly sure what is wrong with them yet. And sorry for the awful pictures. I’ve not gotten the hang of photographing myself. And I can’t find the owner’s manual to figure out how to use my self timer… *SIGH*

Have I mentioned that I got my new Burda? I did. There are several things I want to make out of it.
I got my Burda Plus Fashion pattern magazine!

Courthouse at night!
This might be the very first night time picture I’ve taken with my camera. Nothing terribly impressive, but it was fun to play around with while waiting for my husband to get the car on Valentine’s.

Oh how I hope Spring is on its way!  In case its not, I just grabbed some fine wale gray corduroy to make a skirt out of that I’m quite excited about sewing!  I have this sort of miniature unpaid internship thing for school, and we have to dress “professionally,” which in my field, is not necessarily suit and tie.  I realized I have no bottom half of the body coverings that are warm or wintery or dressy other than one pair of gray wide leg trousers that must be worn with heels.  A gray corduroy skirt should fill that gap well, especially if I could get a black pant done too. 

Hope you’re having a less bleak winter than I am! 

Toodles!

Scenes of a life

I’ve added a new set to our flickr page titled Mom’s Studio

Here are a few!

Quilts in various stages of completion

Snow!

Pretty!

A picture of me at age 5 with my bff of those days, an apothecary jar, and a sheep.  What a combination.

There are several more on the flickr page, or you can click on over to my “Portfolio” tab and click on the Mom’s Studio set!

Snowed in!

Well I’m officially on a snow day! There was supposed to be quite a bit of ice, so we went to my parents’ house to stay warm because they have a wood stove and a fireplace. That way we wouldn’t have to worry if the power went out.

snow day!

So aside from writing a paper that is still due at midnight tonight, I’m spending my snow recess sewing. I’m making a scarf!

I ordered a kit from Anna Maria Horner.

Here’s the fabric set I chose. Its called Winterberry.
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I’ll be posting pictures as soon as I get done!

Facebook!

Well I just posted a link to our website on facebook! If thats how you got here, thanks for checking it out! Take a look around, add us to your RSS reader, or leave us a comment! We’d love to hear from you!

Returning visitors, sorry for the lack of blogging lately! I have a hunch it will pick up soon…

Want to see my super exciting new purchase?
Happy New Year to me!

I put a down payment on it on Monday, and will get to pick it up by this coming Thursday at the latest! Yay!!!

The camera that I love the most

I am finally done with finals! WOO HOO!! And what will I be doing with all my free time you ask? A LOT of sewing! Its mostly a handmade Christmas this year, so there is much to do, on top of all the selfish sewing I need to do for me, myself, and I!

Photographed the graduation today, and it was lovely! I’m glad we could be there & show how proud we are of her.

I leave you with this. An image of something I hold very dear to my heart. My first good camera.

My dearly beloved camera

So, my Gram gave me a present with this giant pink bow on it the same Christmas my parents gave me that camera, in 98. I took the bow off and tied it to my camera strap and its been there ever since. Its been all over with me, Spain, France, Canada, Florida, California, every where. Its really beginning to disintegrate, and I happened to take this while playing with Suzi’s camera Wednesday night, and I love it. Its now my desktop wallpaper!

Have a great weekend!!!