Friday, April 11, 2014

Atlanta Sewing Guild's Spring Fling


Spring Fling is tomorrow and I have been working to help make that happen.  I've also been doing a little sewing, but mostly just boring black pants.  Above is our themed table, and below, getting ready for the fabric sale that is always such a big part of the event.  I've already brought home a couple of bags full, which was our reward for arriving early to help out!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Being Craftsy

Every year our city wide Atlanta Sewing Guild has a luncheon, called "Spring Fling". All of the neighborhood groups sponsor a table, complete with theme and decorations.  Of course it's a little bit of a competition and some get really elaborate.  This year one of the groups I belong to (thank goodness, not one of the "elaborate" ones) has decided on a zoo theme.  Someone is responsible for animal themed placemats, another will bring animal crackers for a favor, and many will make stuffed animals to be given to a children's charity later.  I volunteered to make the sign for the table.  I don't know why, but I enjoy projects like that.  So I've put together this sign on about a 3' stand, which will be above the heads of the seated women.  And now I'm working on the hard part.  This is subject to change, which is why I've simply cut out the letters and haven't stuck them on yet.  I did try on the computer, but it didn't work out well because the sign is so large.

Have you been following the Hobby Lobby kerfluffle?  I won't shop there, so the supplies came from Michael's Craft store, and I was very pleased with the selection.  The frame was already elaborately carved from a light balsa wood and the dowel was at Michael's as well, along with the little animals, the turquoise foam backing, the lettering, and the gold glitter paint.  Now, where did I put my Bedazzler?


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Housekeeping!


Yes, there was a whirlwind of house cleaning going around last week as an honored guest was expected for the weekend.  We had a lovely, exhausting time catching up on each other's lives and playing cards nonstop!  I managed to keep her out of my sewing room, though.  It NEVER is really, really clean.  But fabric was still arriving at the doorstep, so next week it's back to sewing!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Day at the Sewing Expo



Whew, what a long day I put in yesterday, and that after a 10 hour day watching and playing tennis the day before..  We left at 8 am and I drove through Atlanta's maddening rush hour traffic clear across town to the Expo site.  Then classes all day...I'll try to give a review later but I really enjoyed making my very first quilted tote bag.  Usually Expo food is awful but I found out, entirely by accident, that other vendors are now making a small unheralded appearance (none of my other friends were even aware they were there.)  Of course by the time I found McAllister's Deli it was out of food, so my lunch was a bag of chips.  I only had half an hour to shop and then back to classes.  We all went out to dinner rather than face more rush hour traffic home, so I didn't get home until after 8 pm, making it one more 12 hour day.  I had two more classes this morning but you can tell that instead I am sitting home typing on my computer.  Just couldn't face it again and really sorry I am missing the incomparable Cynthia Guffey.  But she's now moved to Georgia, so I hope she will be at many of our Atlanta sewing events.
If you weren't able to feed your sewing habit at the Atlanta Expo and want some eye candy, I'd suggest you head over to Carolyn's blog and buy something from Kashi instead.  I am.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Aaaarg, crumpled under pressure



Long story short:  3 sets, 7 point tie breaker, I'm serving.  Double fault.  Lost the match.


Monday, March 10, 2014

I actually went somewhere today...

It was 70 degrees today and I am over my cough, so I went to dance practice and wore my StyleArc Diana skirt with my TNT top.  The top was cut just under the arms and a band of the same fabric inserted for a little different look.  I'm also trying elbow-length sleeves;  they are fine to dance in.  Ponte fabric from Fabric Mart got a few comments about fire engines...I have a sewing club meeting tonight so I'll wear this for critiques.  I may shorten the top.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I promise I've been sewing....

I just don't have any modeling pictures because I haven't been anywhere!  Unlike some ambitious sewers who actually dress up in their creations, makeup and all, to illustrate their blogs, I am waayy too lazy for such undertakings.  I will, however, state that my Linda pants from Style Arc paired with my TNT top are the bomb!  Mostly because of the really pretty fabric from Emma OneSock.  I'll be going to the Atlanta Sewing Expo next week and wearing the outfit.  Maybe I'll get a picture then, but maybe not.  The thing is clear across town and I have to leave before 8 am just to get through Atlanta traffic.  My eyes might not even be open to focus a camera.  But, here's a thought, I could even take my camera with me.  Oh, wait...I joined the 21st century and got a smartphone.  I will ALWAYS now have a camera with me!