May 15, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook. . .

Outside my window. . .green grass.

I am hearing...little people.

I am thinking. . .of gardens.

I am thankful for. . .my parents helped us move here to Kansas.

I am remembering. . .fun times playing in my backyard.

I am hoping. . .to have fun taking my bra class.

I am creating. . .yet another slip-this time with a lower neck line.

On my mind. . .getting a forever house.

Noticing that. . .I think my sewing skills are getting a little better.

From the kitchen. . .tacos.

One of my favorite things. . .smelly flowers.

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .looking through my new Hot Patterns, starting another blouse, finishing my slip.

What I am reading. . .sewing blogs.

Picture for thought I am sharing. . .
RJ standing, at my favorite fabric store, Needle Nook.

May 12, 2012

Hot Patterns are hot?

I've been trying hard to get some clothing sewn up since I outgrew most my wardrobe! UHG! Any way, in the process, I tried a free Hot Patterns, pattern from . A lot of people complain about them being hard to understand or do, same as they do about Burda. Well, so far I haven't had any problems with Burda, and didn't have a lick of problems with the Hot Pattern pattern either. *shrugs* I think some of it may be a cultural understanding block, since HP and Burda both have European designers, I don't know. So far though the haven't been that "hard" for me and I'm pretty novice! I really liked the shirt too! Now I see another one I want to try for free too. But, the site also had all the Hot Patterns that they sell on sale! So I ended up buying all of them I wanted since it was such a deep discount. And a little fabric to make some linen pants in too! I can't wait to try them. I'm going to muslin them in gauze first though before cutting into the linen.

Jan at Needle Nook offered a "kids" class for making shrugs from T-shirts, so I enrolled Casey. It only cost 5 dollars, a t-shirt, thread and spool of ribbon. Jan provided jewels for decorating them. They were super easy and super cute too! I can't believe how hard Jan worked for only 5 dollars a girl! I wish my mom's truck was working, I think Casey would really have fun in Jan's sewing day camp. I for sure will be enrolling Lela when she is old enough. Casey did much better then I thought she would, I was very proud of her, and Jan is so patient with the girls and such a good teacher. It's really nice, and fun. Then I enrolled myself for a bra class next month. I can't wait! I need bras badly! And I want something pretty for once! Nothing pretty comes in a I cup. *sigh*

 Tonight I'm taking Casey to a dinner that her little school club is having. Hoping that goes well.

May 8, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window. . .sand.

I am hearing...silly game show.

I am thinking. . .about my niece.

I am thankful for. . .a hard working husband.

I am remembering. . .fun times at the park.

I am hoping. . .to buy the house we would be happy in.

I am creating. . .a red blouse.

On my mind. . .the wonderful congregation we belong to.

Noticing that. . .I need to clean the house.

From the kitchen. . .spaghetti and garlic bread.

One of my favorite things. . .outdoors!

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .Finishing up my red blouse, getting some new sewing books and hopefully the zoo again!

What I am reading. . .message boards.

Picture for thought I am sharing. . .
Lela and Belle at the Zoo May 2012

May 1, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window. . .fresh mowed grass.

I am girls laughing.

I am thinking. . .I can't believe I finally have my red skirt almost finished.

I am thankful for. . .friends.

I am remembering. . .junior high home economics.

I am hoping. . .to get the whole family well this weekend.

I am creating. . .a new skirt-yet another one.

On my mind. . .maybe getting yet another sewing machine, haha.

Noticing that. . .I'm getting much faster with my sewing.

From the kitchen. . .racos.

One of my favorite things. . .BBQ's.

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .Cleaning the car, buying a sewing machine from Craig's List, painting a used sewing cabinet I bought.

What I am reading. . .discussion boards.

Picture for thought I am sharing. . .