Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Came across and interesting little exercise for those of us who spend a lot of time sitting in front of either a sewing machine or a computer...goes like this....
Sit in your chair with your feet flat on the floor and your back supported by the chair. Put your hands above your head and grasp one hand with the other, now without leaving the chair reach for the ceiling, stretch as if you are going to touch it. Then with your arms still up let your hands separate and stretching up wiggle your fingers and open your hands as if you were trying to see how wide you can spread your fingers.
While your hands are up slowly turn your head first one way then the other very slowly as if you are trying to touch your chin to your shoulders. Lower your hands to your lap, lift your shoulders as if trying to touch them to your ears, roll them slowly back and down, then again forward and down. Then putting one hand at a time up curve it and stretch as if trying to touch the opposite shoulder with your fingers over your head. Do this once an hour and say goodbye to those back pains you get from too much sitting and not enough moving doesn't hurt to get up and move around now and then either....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I can not take credit for the construction of this table topper, that I have decided to use as a wall hanging. It was done by a friend. I can take credit for the yo-yo's and the colored buttons in the center of the yo-yo's. The topper reminded me of a flower garden, so I added some flowers, hope to add a few more and some leaves when I have more time. Somewhere I read a quote, "Friends are the flowers in the garden of life"......

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This was a plain black chiffon blouse with satin stripes of fabric about every 3/4 of an inch giving it a striped look. The rest of the outfit...the long skirt that went with it has long since vanished....this blouse has since been hiding out in my closet.
Decided it needed something so I got a piece of gold lame. Pinned solvy stabilizer on the top and bottom of the lame, took a marker and drew leaf shapes on the solvy and with gold thread, satin stitched the edges of the leaves and put in the veining. This was sewn on my sewing machine.
Then I removed the solvy and with more gold thread sewed the leaves to the blouse, both on the front and the back.
Now I want to make a pair of black crepe pants to go with it and I will have another winter outfit to wear...
Have to see what else is lurking in my closet that I have not worn for a while.....

Monday, August 9, 2010

What to do with all that fabric left over from other projects....we you can cut it into strips and a locker hook, and some rug backing and make yourself a nice rug. I personally like the scrappy look. This rug took me a year to finish...little bits here and there when I had some spare time.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Last week in between everything else, I did manage to get some sewing done. I did a few of these bags, all with an animal theme. They are quite large.
Now I only have a couple more projects to finish and I am going to work only on the Christmas Presents. I want to have them all done by the end of September...that is what I want to happen, we will see if that is what really happens.......Life always have a way of interfering with my plans.

Friday, August 6, 2010

While cleaning out my back hall, I came across a few paving blocks left over from a project. I decided that they would make really nice lady bugs, and every garden needs a lady bug. So I started painting.
I have 2 pens sitting under this one because it was not quite dry when I took the picture. This bug is now sitting at my son's house, I am still painting the one for my garden.
Maybe I will paint a few more, need to use up those blocks. That will eliminate one more thing that is just sitting around taking up space.