Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Surface Of The Sun

It is NOT in Arizona! I could say alot, but I will not embarrass Sweet Hubby. I will just say that if you could see an actual hot flash, it would look like the above picture!


That said, I am embarking on a new venture...clothing. I know! I am so nervous, but the bag went so well that I just have this confidence...hang by the phone on Friday, Linda! Ok, maybe not that much. I am going to try a simple skirt for myself..elastic waist in a light denim. My daughter in law Rachel will make one for herself, though hers has a zipper...good luck with that Rachel! Just kidding hon, Mom will help you dial Linda's number! Here are my patterns.I am starting with the one in the middle. My goal is to make matching jumpers (dresses) and aprons for me and Charlotte to wear on Thanksgiving. Hobby Lobby had all their McCall's patterns on sale for 99 cents..YES only 99 cents! My 2 skirt patterns were normally 15.95. However, the light denim was $31.00!!! Not a great deal. It took alot of fabric because it is a very full skirt. We will see how it turns out.

I also received my books ordered from Hamilton Books. I saw the link on Finn's blog. They have an incredible assortment of wonderful books very cheap! Brand new and name titles! I got 3 "That Patchwork Place" books (2 were marked 21.95 and 1 was marked 27.95) all for 15.55 and that included S&H. Thanks Finn!!! Here are 2 of them...I can't show the 3rd one just yet as it is part of a surprise in the near future.

We have experienced a couple of bloggy treats here in the past few days. First, Charlotte received her first letter from her pen pal Maddi. Maddi's mom is Rose of Thread Bare Creations in Tasmania. Charlotte was thrilled and thinks Maddi is "so cool!"
Plus, I "met" a sweetheart of a lady who makes the most beautiful hand pieced, hand quilted quilts. I just wish she had a blog, but she e-mailed me through mine and I was privileged to see pics of her wonderful quilts. Thanks Gale!!!
And, I spent some time chatting on the phone today with Quilting Kate! Her computer is down so she has been off her blog lately, but plans to be up soon. She wants you all to know she misses her blog and every one of her bloggy friends! She is a darling! Hurry back Kate!

Oh, one more thing...look what I found while searching for a missing Child Craft book in the basement...These are the books that taught me how to become organized and keep a clean orderly house, circa 1984. (I still have to work at it, but at least I know how) I love Sandra Felton..she is actually quite funny. The first book, The Messies Manual is the book to have. I was so excited to find these to bring up to my own personal library. I really want to add "Home Comforts" by Cheryl Mendelson. It will be my next book buy. Do any of you have it?

Well, it was nice chatting with you. I will be back with an update on the skirts tomorrow..if I don't show up, it did not go well.

10 comments:

Linda said...

Bren, before you cut into your fabric., PLEASE make sure you phone me first, and you know what? I'm sure you'll do just fine with the skirts, just like you did with the bags. Hope you have me on speed dial....lol... I'll just be hanging around sanding and painting the rocker.

Nadine said...

Bren, I'm sure you'll do it perfectly !
(and I want to see your third quilt book from Hamilton's ! LOL LOL)

Hugs & smiles, dear !
NADINE

Darlene said...

OK, can you imagine - living on the Surface of the Sun and experiencing HOT flashes???? That's MY life. LOL

Enjoy your new sewing venture! I'm here cheering you on. :-)

Lily said...

Like I said, Bren, just dive on in! And read the instructions all the way through before you start!

ann said...

Bren, I really want to try my hand at making a skirt. Maybe you'll inspire me.
I just got the Home Comforts book recently used on Amazon. It was under $10. Definitely worth it!

Karolee said...

Yep - looks like a hot flash to me.

Are you having Charlotte make a matching skirt of her own? I used to love doing that with DD1 until she got older and it was no longer 'cool'.

Solstitches said...

How fun to learn dressmaking along with Rachel. I can't wait to see how everything turns out.
You got a great deal on the patterns and books.
Smiling here to think of Linda's sewing helpline. Whatever would we do without her?

Libby said...

If only they were limited to 'flashes' . . . I seem to be experiencing 'waves' They drag on far too long *s*

Guðrún said...

Of course you can sew a skirt, you are so talented. You will show us picture of it when it is ready :)

Pam said...

I'm sure you will find the skirts quite easy and fun to do -- much larger pieces than a quilt - LOL

The puppy sure is a little cutie :))