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!!!