Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow & Sewing

Working away on some table toppers. These are called Twisters. Took a little to understand the consept but once going it was a breeze. Still have to put on the binding which is tricky with the angles. I was hoping to put the binding on by machine to make it fast but there is no way with the angles that is going to work. I have also been working on some embroidered lace. Still have to wash them out. Turned out great. Made some Emblibrary Icicles as well as some snow flakes. Very pretty.

Like everyone else we got hit with the big snow storm yesterday. Wow..dumped a bunch of the white stuff. The lads of course were kept in the barn. Today is very chilly but hopefully I can turn them out for a short time this afternoon. More storms coming back to back right up to Christmas. UGH!!

Hubby has headed to Halifax in Big Orange so he will get home just in time for Christmas Eve. The economy is hitting everyone. His normal run is not the same anymore so he decided to pick up this load when it was offered. Just hope these new storms don't slow him down to much.

Off to try and get to the barn. Hope to get some nice snow pictures. I am a fine looking sight in my barn overalls and big

Enjoy the day..time to finish up the Christmas shopping. Nice sunny day!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Celebrating The Season

What a great time we had last weekend. It was our family Christmas. With everyone travelling to different family members and our kids going away we settled on last weekend for our celebration.
The hit again was anything that would All sizes of helicopters circled the livingroom with the addition of a flying Tinker Bell of all Poor Fuzzy cat was beside himself. He is still sleeping!!
Now I have a short time before the 25th to finish up my shopping for the official day. Just a few coming so no stress, just a great time. We had our turkey so this will be a Thai meal. Rod loves to cook so why would I argue with

Now back to sewing. I am not sure which way to My new machine is waiting to be played with..then there is my quilt frame. To Be Quilting (B-Line Frame) were wonderful in exchanging some parts I needed to get my machine working on the frame. That came in the mail yesterday.

Oh I didn't mention I had to return my Sapphire. Just loved it but had a terrible time seeing the front of the machine where the buttons are. I have trouble with my eyes..and the navy blue front was just impossible. Well in talking to my dealer she mentioned she had a Designer SE Limited Edition that was just traded in. My luck in another gal deciding to trade up. Bonus in getting this machine as a second machine in that now I have two embroidery units if needed. I am sorry to not have the extra throat space but other than going to the Topaz there was no choice. As much as I liked the Topaz it just did not have all the wonderful features of the SE. So that was my Christmas present upgrading to this wonderful machine. I am a very lucky gal. What a wonderful husband I have.

Back to some sewing..enjoy the snow!! Lots more coming. Going to be a White Christmas in Ontario for sure.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tack Tote

The girls are always trying to juggle there tack for the barn using plastic bags ect. So this tote may help. Just finished this tote for Kennedy, also did one for her sister..but they are the same so one picture. Not very fancy..did a zipper on one side and 2 small pockets on the other side. The inside is plain ..that is where the boots gloves..ect. go. Needless to say this tote is not going to be clean for long. Used denim for easy laundering.

Our Christmas is this weekend. Thanks to another blunder by Sears I am desperate for a delivery this Wed. I placed the order way back on the is lost so now have placed another hopefully one of them turn up. 90% of the gifts for one of the girls is in that order..Geesh why do I do this to myself. You would think I would learn.

This cold weather can leave..oh my. The lads were in all yesterday and today. Got them out for an hour while I got some chores done..but they were happy to come back in when the doors opened. Tomorrow is supposed to warm up..but along with that..more snow. Oh well it is winter in what else would you

Yesterday I took a break from sewing and watched the movie Home Alone. It is just hilarious. Love a good classic movie. Christmas movies will get you in the mood if nothing else does. Now to watch Christmas Vacation. That movie makes you realize an artifical tree is a good

Back to my room..enjoy the day.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Horses, Sewing & Christmas

I got a call while enjoying a quiet time in my sewing room..we are taking the horses you want to take some pictures. Well..this shows how much my love of horses Leave a nice dry warm sewing room..and take pictures ..YOU BET!!These gorgeous lads belong to our neighbor Steve. Rod just loves heading out to help him with the sleighs. They managed to take 2 teams out before it got to to wet.In any case I got some wonderful shots. This is going to be a long snowy winter the way it is going.

Finished embroiderying the work shirts and now on to some Christmas sewing/embroidery. Having fun getting used to the Sapphire. First thing I did was get the Bendable Bright Light disk put on that machine as well. I have no idea how I sewed without this wonderful gadget. Sewing with dark colours is not an issue anymore. Yes it is more expensive than you would think for a tiny gadget like that..but way more important than any light I have in my sewing room.

My B-Line Frame is up..the machine ready to to wait for one more little part and I am ready to go. I got the Quilter's Cruise Control but have to get different optical encoders. It is sitting at one end of the there it stays. Christmas will just have to go on around it. Waited far to long to take it down for the Season.

Off to feed the lads. Enjoy the day.