Thursday, July 5, 2012

Baby Blanket Part 2

needle and thREAD

This week, we finished the baby blanket from the previous post. No pictures because the blanket is at the assisted living facility, but I'll paint another one for you. :)
This time, there are only three women sitting at the table. After multiple times of repeating what they're doing today and attempting to help them remember when we started the blanket, they're all on the same page. After the top of the blanket is lined up with the back, it is sewn together and then turned inside out. It is straightened out and then top stitched around the outer edge and.......Ta Da! A finished project! A perfect sized baby blanket for a little boy! The ladies jump excitedly into cutting out and sewing pink squares for a baby girl blanket. Hopefully this will be completed before the end of the month.

I'm not doing much reading because I'm taking online science lectures without a book. Ha! Yeah, right. Anyways they're great, but I'm still in the same place I was in my book three weeks ago!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Baby Blanket

needle and thREAD

Alright, I'm back! I've been so busy finishing up school and graduating that I haven't had much time for sewing. Hopefully now that school is over I will have more time.
I don't have a picture this week, but let me paint one for you in your imagination. Now close your eyes and imagine......wait, don't close your eyes because then you won't be able to "read" the picture! Okay, here we go.
Sitting around a table are six elderly ladies and a teenager (this is me;)). There are nine squares of flanned on the table in a blue train print and in a blue clouds print. They are going to make a baby blanket. The elderly ladies are talking about how they used to sew clothes, quilts, curtains, doll clothes, just about anything you can name as the teenager facilitates them in laying the squares out in a pattern. One lady tells the woman sitting next to her that the squares have to be lined up perfectly, "they can't be crooked like you are." It's all friendly bantering and everyone joins in laughter and jokes. Another lady said that she could tell us anything we wanted to know about sewing, so someone asks, "What is a hammer used for?" She replied, "for hitting Crooked here on the head!" The teenager sewed the squares together into strips and the ladies put the strips together. After an hour, the group had completed the top of the baby blanket and they look forward to putting the back on in two weeks.

So, I volunteer at an assisted living facility near my house and I play the piano, sew, and (next week) bring my dog who is trained to be a therapy dog to visit the residents. We're working on a community service project and we're making a baby blanket. I walked off without my camera, but hopefully I'll have a picture of the finished project in a few weeks!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

needle and thREAD

needle and thREAD
I'm back! This week I made a denim skirt for my sister for her birthday (which isn't for a few more weeks!). She's been begging me all week to let her wear the skirt....but I'm not letting her! She has to wait!
This is my favorite skirt pattern EVER!!! It's fairly easy to make and it's super comfortable to wear.
 I've put tons of zippers into other projects, but for some reason, this zipper was particularly difficult to put in. I was putting it in at 11pm, so that might have had something to do with the difficulty ;) but I think it was also because I was excited to get it done, so I tried to hurry! Hurry spoiles the curry! I won't be hurrying next time.
I'm still reading Loving by Karen Kingsbury. BTW, I'm Team case you've been following the series.
See you next week!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

needle and thREAD

needle and thREAD
Alright! I'm going to try this "needle and thREAD" project!

This week (well, it was actually a couple weeks ago) I made Easter dresses for my little sisters.

You should have seen the look on her face when Father told her after Mass that she looked very nice in her Easter Pink!! She was so proud of her new dress! My favorite part??? The little puffy sleeves! I actually modified the pattern to make the sleeves extra puffy!
This week, I'm reading Loving by Karen Kingsbury. It's the last book in the Bailey Flannigan series and I can't wait to see where God leads her!
Since it's still the Easter season...Happy Easter!

Hope to see you next week!