Thursday, January 22, 2009

I am an Hourglasss

I only did this because Bayou Belle forced me to....... I have always been an hourglass shape. Only now I hold about 10 years worth of sand...... has a survey to determine your shape. 3 whole questions. Here is what they say about me


Beautifully curvy. You have broad shoulders and/or a voluptuous chest (LOL), a smaller waist and gorgeous (who said...Dr dh says they are babymaking hips, but they didn't work) full hips.

Style icon: Marilyn Monroe

Style tips: Look for pieces that accentuate your curves and have a fitted waist. Fitted clothing, strait skirts and belted waists are best for you.

You hear that ladies!! I am built like Marilyn Monroe!!!!LOL I'll spare you the pictures because none of the ladies modeling them are built like me or even like Marilyn was. That woman was curvey, the ladies modeling the dresses look like my 10 year old son was wearing a padded bra.

That is all I have to say. I need to make something for my brother's wedding.. I guess I should go with a straight skirt.......


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Dress for The Girl

In my effort to dress my daughter in modest, yet stylish dress, I have to come the conclusion that I must make the majority of her dresses or else she will look like a skank. The Girl is tall and lanky, so if I get a dress to fit her non existent butt then it is too short, and if I buy for length then it is too baggy...... Good thing I can sew. So this is her first dress, or anything for that matter, for the spring.
I really like the pattern, and since it was designed by a fellow homeschooler, I didn't mind paying for it. She writes very clear directions with lots of pictures, although they weren't necessary with the way she writes.. It can be found here. I want to make one for my brothers wedding in Feb. The colors that the girls will be wearing is dark blue, so I am thinking along those lines since I want to take a big family pic then. My boys will be in blue too..I think I will also make it long sleeves since for some strange reason it is cold in LA.... Maybe I will just make her a shawl...

BTW In my effort to purge my sewing stuff I was able to us up 3 pieces of fabric from the stash. Yay!!!!

Have an awesome day


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

20 years ago today.......

I married the most wonderful man. We were young. I was 19 and James was 20. We started dating in June of '88 and were married 7 months later. People said it wouldn't work... Well, after 9 years of fertility treatments, 3 adoptions, 1 college degree and 2 advanced degrees, a moved to TN and countless other things.. we made it!!LOL I love my husband and thank God every day that this is the man he chose for me. I couldn't ask for a more perfect man. Thank you God putting him in my life.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Merry Christmas to Me

My parents learned long ago how to make us happy...Money. Ok not really they love us and taught us to love Jesus!! But... they give us cash for Christmas.. Now my dad is a gadget freak. If QVC had been around while I was growing up I can just about imagine the stuff we would have had. My mom is a techno freak. Put those two together and you have 2 techno gadget freaks....

Now growing up my parents were the first on our block to have a VCR. I think I was 7 at the time so this was in 1976ish.. I remember telling my friends that it could record TV and they said that I was lying and there was no such thing. Good friends are always hard to find...LOL

Ok so back to my post. I have wanted a serger since my mom got one 20 or so years ago. But back then there were way out of my price range. Well this year my parents were the proud givers of a serger to me. It has been in the box for a few days. I took it out last night. I had watched the DVD the same day I got it and thought.. yeah I got that... well after nearly chucking it out of the window last night, I went to bed. This morning I brought the macbook downstairs and popped the dvd in while piddling with the serger. I think I got it!! I am working on a bag to carry my B and Bible study gear. I just have a few things left to do and it is complete. My parents also got a sidewinder for me. It loads the bobbins for you so much better than my sewing maching.

Ok here are pictures for those of you who have no idea what I am talking about.
First the sidewinder then then serger... aren't you just thrilled beyone belief?????