Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Get Them to Do it For You

Remember when our parents didn’t need remote controls because they had us to change the channels for them?  Well, as I was working on one of S’s dresses today, and I had to pick out the topstitching I was doing because the bobbin ran out in the middle of the front of the dress, I …

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January in Review

I’ve been at this blog for a little over a month now. I set some goals for myself, so how did I do?  Originally, I thought this post would be a blow-by-blow account of whether or not I met my goals, but even I didn’t want to read that.  If you do want to see …

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Grammar Police

Since I am a teacher, my husband likes to accuse me of constantly correcting him.  Which I don’t.  At least, I don’t mean to.  And since I know how much it annoys him, I try to keep from correcting him unless it’s important, like something he’s asked me to proofread for work.  But sometimes, no …

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Striped Tee

My first finished garment of 2012!! The pattern:  McCall’s 6034, pullover tunic w/ various details.  I made View B, with a cowl-ish neck and bottom band. The fabric: Green/brown/white wavy stripe knit. The verdict:  I like the pattern very much.  It came together very quickly and easily.  Because of the way it is put together, …

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A Little Ribbon

What I had…a bleh sweater set that I never wore.  The shell was a weird length and the wide band did not help.  The neckline was too low and the stitching on the front was open, which meant I needed a shell under my shell! My inspiration… http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/10/shes-lady-cardigan-tutorial.html Isn’t it cute?   I’ve been looking at …

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Braised Balsamic Chicken and Potato Croquettes–January Recipes #3&4

I have this cool little app on my phone from allrecipes.com.  It’s called Dinner Spinner.  You can search for recipes, or as the name suggests, give your phone a shake and see what comes up.  There are three different rows–type of meal, ingredient, and prep/cooking time.  The pictures spin like a slot machine and when …

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(Don’t) Look at Me!

Attention-starved I’m not.  If I could have figured out how to have a wedding without being the center of attention, I would have done it.  When I was in 4-H and took sewing projects, at the end of the summer we had to participate in the Fashion Review and model our outfits.  Are you kidding …

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No More Fabric

I went to the fabric store yesterday in search of a particular fabric, and only that fabric.  I didn’t find what I was looking for, but I still mangaged to leave with four new patterns (big 99¢ sale!) and four new cuts of fabric.  S was with me, and two of the patterns and two …

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Now On Tour…

My husband and I have very few tv shows we watch together.  He’s watches football, Sports Center, football, PTI, and football, and I’m watching things like The Amazing Race, Grey’s Anatomy, Project Runway, Parenthood, How I Met Your Mother, and NCIS: Los Angeles.  But lately the one thing that will suck us both in is those infomercials for …

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Ooooh, It’s Vintage!

I began another sewing project this afternoon, this time a “Little House on the Prairie” dress for my daughter.  I recently started reading Laura’s adventures to my kids.  I loved those books when I was little, and the broken spines of my old set announce a multitude of re-readings.  This style was big when my …

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