Sunday, January 25, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thank you so much Bonnie for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award! I'm extremely flattered. Extremely.

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers and link to them on your blog.
4. Then leave a message on their blog notifying them you have nominated them for this award.

Here's the part I HATE! Selecting ONLY seven bloggers for this award! Here goes nothing.

1. Lera is the number one blogger in my book!
2. Cici .
3. Mary .
4. Felicia has a beautiful blog and I love all her little creatures!
5. Lisa .
6. Katie.
7. Jen.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My happy place

I haven't been blogging much lately because honestly, I've barely set foot in my sewing room. Over the holidays I was too sick to sew and it seems that lately there's always something else on the go that prevents me from sewing.

The past couple of weekends I've sent Joe out geocaching with friends and I've actually had a little time to sew and listen to some music (yes Lera, MUSIC! on my iPod!).

Today when I walked into the room I honestly felt a rush of happiness. I grabbed my camera and started snapping even though the light was terrible.

Here are a few of my buttons. Buttons make me happy. I have buttons in jars, buttons in little drawers. Buttons everywhere. Oh, how I love buttons.

My sewing machine. I love it. Joe bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago and I think it's honestly the best Christmas present I've ever had.

This is a little corner of my sewing table. It's covered in junk, but there's just enough space to cut out my beloved Simplicity 3835 pattern on it. That's all the room I need for now.

Here's my thread organizer. I need more thread. Really I do. I'm running low on basic colours and I think I need to get more soon.

And here's a crappy photo of my 4 (yes 4) most recent Simplicity 3835 tops. I've been sewing them to take with me to Vegas in March. I am also feeling good about using up my stash!

I cut out two more tops today but I've run out of steam. It's time to plunk myself in front of the computer/TV for the night and perhaps start a fire (in the fireplace). Joe will be home shortly and there's a roast in the oven. Today was a fun day!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Here we go again

Of course I have it in my mind that I need a new wardrobe of Simplicity 3835's to take with me to Vegas in March. Honestly, I have no idea what the weather is even like in Vegas in March (Mary?).

Not only do I need new 3835's but I need button accessories to go with each of them.

Here is my first completed 3835 of 2009 along with my new pink button pendant and matching button bracelet.

There's more like this in the planning stages. Trust me.

Monday, January 12, 2009

dum dum da dum

Happy New Year! Boy have I neglected this poor old blog, but I've had good reason.

Does this help?

Joe and I are getting married in March. That's right. Joe and I are not yet married. We've lived together for years and already refer to each other as husband and wife, but we aren't married. Yet.

So, in March we're headed to Vegas to the Graceland Wedding Chapel to get married. It's all terribly exciting.

(That's a very close-up photo of my wedding dress.)