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Friday, February 27, 2009

Time for a little R&R

It's ALMOST here...V*A*C*A*T*I*O*N!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DH and I are headed west to Palm Desert, CA tomorrow morning! Living apart since 9/08 we are excited to spend a week alone in the warmth. No responsibilities!!! Just focusing on relaxing and having a great time together!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Son's new townhome!!!

My 19yo son, he'll be 20 by the time he moves in, just bought himself a brand spankin' new townhome!!!! It is in the city where he is a firefighter! He is SO proud and happy, as are we, his parents!!! Here Dan is in the front of the unit!

This is the you can see, the unit needs to be finished. He will be able to pick out the granite and his washer/dryer. The rest of it is already done, but it's nice and neutral!

This is the corner of the kitchen looking into the family room. That is a fireplace on the right and the patio door outside, with stairs up.

It's a 3 bedroom. This is the master bedroom with vaulted ceilings.
Here is Dan standing outside the back. The side yard is his so it's nice to have an end unit. He also already knows a neighbor in a single family development to the side of his unit. The guy is a fellow fireman!!!

Congrats Dan! You have done well to save and be able to afford to OWN and not throw money away on rent!!! Dad and I are SOOOOOOOOO very proud of you!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tote Bag...

Well, here is the project of the day for me! took longer than I thought it would but I am so very pleased with the outcome!!! It is another Lazy Girl Design and as always, super directions!!! The directions called for steam-a-seam and my Joann's didn't have it on the bolt so I had to go with Pellon 72F and it was very firm. I am not sure what steam-a-seam is like but the Pellon 72F makes for a pretty stiff tote.

You'll notice (when you enlarge the pics) that I used red and yellow thread to topstitch. When finishing the edges of the bag, there is a ton of zigzagging and it used up my whole spool of red thread. I was NOT going to Joann's on a Sunday for another spool of red thread so I saw a design opportunity and switched to yellow! for me!

This side of the tote is a shorter pocket than the above.

And here is the inside of the tote...pockets and bottom of the bag as well.

In 2 weeks DH and I are going on vacation to CA and I wanted a new pool tote for our books, ipods, cell phones and any other stuff that we drag to the pool with us. I think this suits my needs just fine!!!
Now for a shower (yep, still in my jammies) and reading the newspaper! I hope everyone had a super Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I was able to sit down and sew for a few hours today! WOOHOO!!! It sure felt good! I'm waiting for my husband to arrive home for a 4 day weekend. Time goes faster when one is busy! Here's what I made! Do you like????

This one is for a friend of mine. Hopefully she'll love it!!!

Here's a view of the interior.

I was on such a roll that I decided I NEEDED one too! LOL...isn't it too cute for words???!!!!

I just love the coordinating stripe in the interior! This will probably be my new workout bag!

The patterns are from Lazy Girl Designs and it's called Whimsy. I just love Joan's patterns...they are so simple and well written. Thanks Joan! I'm sure there are more bags to come...cuz I bought more patterns! LOL
Have a great night!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I have been MIA for awhile. Not a lot is going on. I went to Mpls to see my hubby (surprised him) and had a great time. Ate too much but being together was AMAZING!!! He is coming home tomorrow night and I can HARDLY wait! We are going to house hunt with our youngest on Friday afternoon and then have a quiet Valentine's Day dinner at home! WOOHOO!!!

Hopefully I will have something "sewy" to show!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday...

Well, this will be a different year for me...I will spend today watching the SB by myself!! Usually a couple of kids are here, maybe a friend or 2 of theirs, and my husband. I have made TONS of very bad food (but YUMMY food of course) on SBS but not this year. All kids are gone and DH is living in Mpls. SO, I am going to work on a project or 2 (after I finish watching the Australian Open Men's Final) in my sewing room and eat special food that I got from weight watchers. I will feel like I am indulging but I won't be!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sure that the commercials (although there are likely to be fewer than in the past due to the economy) will be less funny by myself, but oh well...such is life!!!

Can you believe it's already February as well????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where the heck has the time gone? I hope February goes better than January, but with the week upcoming, it looks to be stressful as well!!!

Enjoy your day and look for pics of my project!!!! I AM EXCITED about it!!!