Monday, May 4, 2015

May The Fourth Be With You

Finally, one of my Virtual 5k metals showed up in time for me to complete a race!!
FYI...don't wear a black shirt in the hot sun, just sayin......

got two more nuu-muus



Had some thread trouble

Fixed it

Hung out with the granddot at Mac's Lounge

Also prepped some fabric and got an apron 3/4 done. Eva pattern is ready to go. I may work on it at Polly's Quilt camp this Thursday. It's gonna be a whirlwind of a week for me, how about you?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Brand Spankin New

Yep, I went and done did it....I got a new sewing machine. One that is very specific. One that I need to practice on....a lot. LOL

I got everyone to chip-in for my birthday, plus a week's worth of temping, and then I had enough to get.......drumroll please.........

A Janome Coverpro 1000 cpx

It came prethreaded. How awesome is that?

The other stuff in the box. FYI...that needle threader gadget.....awesome

There she is

 Free arm...

first stitch right outta the box

Decided to test drive her on an apron

shoulder seam under 


Not too bad around the curve even though the foot is solid metal with zero visibility. Turned once then cover stitched. I usually turn twice and topstitch. Less steam burns this way. lol

On a goofy virtual 5k mania continues with the Weasley's Wizarding Wheezer 5k
Yes, I put on my robe and took the pic. 

joined Moonjoggers...bling just arrived
You can join for free, bling is not so free but entirely necessary optional.

Next up is the "May the Fourth Be With You" 5k and a real live like a diva, May 31st

And, of course, a gratuitous granddot shot...

 My tiny dancer....ahhhhhhh

Those are the highlights from my week.
What are your highlights?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A little sewing....

Very little, but it is still sewing. A birthday grocery bag.

I've got an apron planned and a dress laid out for my granddot. 

Gratuitous granddot shot...

She just had a krispie creme donut. 
I agree, gor-gee-ous!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

It's a sew-along...Gingham style

I've joined a sew-along at

I know what I want, but I can't really find a pattern for it that doesn't involve miles and miles of bias binding. I have no wish to attach miles of bias binding, so I just may try drafting something myself. It won't be identical, but it will be something that doesn't use my neck for support...... or miles of bias binding. lol

Inspiration apron.......................


It's a mid-weight printed quilter's cotton. The actual woven gingham was so thin it was nearly sheer; I just didn't think it would hold up to being used. 

Time to stop planning and get to doing.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


As of March 30, 2015, I have been using my fitbit for a whole year.


I don't have a screen shot of day one...darn, but I am happy to say that "my best day" is now more like my regular day.

Looking forward to another year with my fitbit one...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Not sure if they count as one or two. Let's say two, but they are symbiotic.
If you have been one of the few, the proud, the long time know I have been on a "get my booty healthy" journey. 

Its beginning was two-fold.
I saw a workout outfit I sooooo wanted; but like most workout gear, it was sized toward the already fit. I was not all that fit. Fab, sure, fit, naw.

A nuu-muu. An outfit that would cover my booty and not show a bunch of cleavage and red. I was hooked. Only one tiny little problem....their largest size was not gonna fit I passed.

The second part of the equation....doc said you need to be healthy for your heart. Stupid genetics...I couldn't do anything about my genes, but I could do something about the rest of me. 

Sooooooo I dropped a few pounds and inches and got small enough to squeeeeeeze into the largest one. Sadness....they no longer had the pattern that I drooled over but they did have bunches more that I like. 

Sidebar......I found a fruit punch in my size....should be here this week. AANNDDD  it's not their largest size woooo hooooo. I may even be down to a plain ol' large by the end of the year!!!

I will own 5 and number 6 will be the next size down as a dangling carrot to keep me motivated....water lily....soooo pretty

me in my muus and ruus


                      poppy                                          fleurty                                               skye

Which leads me to my next growing obsession.....the 5k....the virtual 5k
Your own speed, your own course...a medal when you send in your miles...screen shot like.
This started with a real 5K that a friend and I are walking,  Runlikeadiva, in May.
I have since discovered a whole world of virtual runs to keep me excited about walking.
I just did one the other day... See the bib above.....A memorial mile for Leonard Nimoy benefiting win.

Here is the bling in my future....I will earn them alllllllll....mwah ha ha

What's your current obsession?

As for my other obsession....I just joined an apron sewalong at the apronista.
C'mon apron 27!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Wow, since Christmas....really?

Hello Blogland!!  

Long time no blog. Why? No real reason....kinda lost my blogging mojo while we refresh the house. It seems like every few days my computer is in a different room as we do flooring and paint and clean and tear things apart. There is light at the end of the tunnel........backsplash, paint, flooring then we can move everything back to that side of the house. It's been harder on the hubs than me....I soooo thought it would be the other way around.

I did not like doing dishes in the garage when it was cold and it was interesting having a temporary sink smack dab in the middle of the kitchen. lol  Last week my countertops and kitchen faucet got installed.......heaven.

I did some practical sewing, but not a lot. THAT room is a total opportunity for growth. LOL

A short pictorial update:

Day one of tear down

Had this set up for far too long. lol

just waiting for their debut

going with the smaller subway tiles

the Dot moved to Napa and we now frequent her favorite bakery

My boy grew a beard

Gas was cheap for a couple of weeks

It rained.....not nearly enough 

Gratuitous grand dot shot  

Niece came for a visit from Iowa

Dot, sister, me at dot's fave bakery


Powerline work and lots of hovering helicopters  

Had a birthday

Got an ice cream maker for birthday 

Got skinny jeans 

shoes to go with skinny jeans 

Got "skinny" 

after and still going 

signed up for a 5k

 got a new rug

There is plenty more....plen-ty. But this post is long enough.
Working on getting my mojo and my routines and my desk back. 

Honey.....I'm home!!