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Saturday, December 24, 2011

A New Shirt, Some New Bling

When I saw these charms, I decided they would make great earrings. 


This concludes the flannel shirt making for me. I dearly love pink flamingoes. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Snow Day, Sew Day



What was predicted to be a dry winter is turning out to be pretty wet. Yes, it's really that gray out. We started with rain yesterday evening and it turned into snow overnight. It's snowing off and on today. 

My office is closed because of the weather, so I'm having a sew day. Today, I'm working on another flannel shirt for me. This one is yellow flannel with pink flamingos on it. Yes, there will be photos. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My New Sort Of Jeans




I bought some denim fabric and used a scrubs bottom pattern to make sort of jeans. I wanted something heavier than plain cotton for walking through the Everglades. Just to show I'm alligator friendly, I used fancy thread and fancy stitches to make the little alligators on the hem of one leg. 

I've Been Sewing



I tested out a new shirt pattern on some fantastic flannel I bought on line. I also had fun playing with the fancy stitches. 


This was supposed to be a "no sew" project. 


But I decided it needed some fancy stitches and a fancy button. 


Same shirt pattern as the flannel... but this time using some cotton from my stash. 

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

At Least We Still Have Heat and Power






When I woke up this morning, it was all of 9 degrees out. The weather prediction is that we will be below freezing all day. The roads are covered with ice, so I'm not going anywhere. Yes, the sky really is that blue. 

Monday, December 05, 2011

It Snowed Today



The back yard. There's about 2" of snow on the ground. It started snowing in the morning and by 1:00, the snow was sticking. It was not the most enjoyable drive home, but we both made it safely, thank God. 





The front yard with much yard art. 


This is all supposed to melt by about 10:00 tomorrow. I hope so. While I do know how to drive in snow, snow sticking around is highly unusual and the natives have never had a good opportunity to learn winter driving.