Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Done. Did that. Uh huh. Next?

Have you ever had a time when by some miracle, lots of things on your "to-do" list get done?  Whoo hoo!  Then... errrrrrrrr.  Nothing.  Well, I was glad some things were accomplished anyway!

I finally took pictures of this sweet little outfit and listed it on my etsy store.  I made this while on a sewing retreat.  Oh my goodness!  It should be called a "sewing TREAT"!  Three days of nothing but sewing and gabbing, gabbing and sewing!  A room full of women with all that great sewing experience and machines humming.  Lorene Bonewitz of SewItUp.com hosts these retreats several times a year at Southern Comfort in Mineola, Texas.  I have been twice and will be going again before the end of the year!  Lorene packs in plenty of lessons, tips, tricks, and fun.  And aside from sewing and gabbing, Linda and Bill, owners of Southern Comort, just spoil us the whole time.  Yeah, sign me up!

I also made a cute Halloween table runner.  Because, hello?  Time is running out here!  I don't know what it is about polka dots, but they're just cute!  So I paired the black and white polka dots with a gorgeous pumpkin colored bias and some pale pink rick rack!  Love it!  I'm not a quilter, but I practiced a few techniques with this runner including mitering corners!  Thank goodness for YouTube - the tutorials rock!

I finished the glittery candelabra and hung that over the kitchen table and then decided to glitter some more.  Hey, I've already warned you, right?  I found these chipboard letters at Hobby Lobby and decided to dress them up.  I traced the letters onto some Christmas wrapping paper, glued the paper to the letters, and then glittered the edges.  Easy-peasy!

And, the last project before all projects halted was embellishing a store-bought Target Halloween t-shirt with some awesome fabric I found at Magnolia Quilt Works, a new quilt shop here in Arlington.  It gave me an opportunity to play on my Baby Lock Evolve serger.  It was worth every penny!  It makes a mean... and pretty, rolled hem among other things.  I suppose I should let my daughter wear the shirt now!

So now I'm brain-storming on some other projects.  Little, blue notebook?  Check.  Pen?  Check.  Be back soon!

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  1. I am loving all your decorations!...I'm a glitter junkie too!!

    Have a wonderfulday!!!