Sunday, November 17, 2013

I have been sewing some new things

Hello and Happy Sunday!

As my title says I have been sewing some new things, American Girl doll clothes.  A friend at work went to the American Girl store downtown Chicago and purchased a doll for her granddaughter and was telling me about the dresses etc.  I said I could make some dresses and so it began -- this was the first one I made and I have been sewing dresses for the past few days.  And yes I do have a Samantha doll, but she was in her original outfit, til last week and now she is a model!! 

I have several more cut out and more in the works, I even opened up an Etsy account just for the doll dresses, Doll Clothes by Dot is the name of it - if  you want to check it out.

Other than sewing dresses - we are in the middle of a huge cleaning and sprucing up around our house.  We are hosting Thanksgiving for Dear Hubbys family,  I was off on Friday and got a ton done and today I painted the first floor bathroom a real nice blue and am just finishing up the decorating of that -- the living room is clean and the kitchen and dining room - shall we say are in the works!! LOL - Dear Hubby touched up the  paint in those rooms and recaulked the counter where it meets the wall,  and  on Friday I took down all my roosters and chickens on top of the cabinets and cleaned them and replaced them on the top -- it is all coming to together.

Off to work on the Chili for dinner.  Thanks for stopping by -- hope your weekend is great!
Happy Stitches!

Monday, November 11, 2013

It's Snowing!


What a nice day in Northern Illinois today -- it started out nice -- then we got some rain and FINALLY the SNOW started!!  Maybe an inch or so -- but it will be gone the next few days --  but nice to see a nice white blanket on everything.

With it getting colder, I am getting more done.  This was  New Years Eve Mystery quilt I think from 2007 or 2009 -- finally got the binding over the weekend.  Not sure what I am doing eith it -- just glad another UFO is done.

This Saturday  my sister in law who is big into cards and scrapbooking had a card party for the girls in the family and we made 7 cards, here is what we did .  Such great ideas.  It was great fun to be with the girls in the family all day - we had a soup lunch and a creative afternoon.  What a great way to spend the day -- and especially right before the hectic holiday season starts.
  More cards we made
 The snowman one I think was my favorite.

 I also finished my red and white scarf I started last January.  It is super long and super wide, great to wrap around you and stay warm.  This will go perfectly with my red vest I wear in the winter.

My second quilty finish for the weekend was a Schnibbles from last year.  I used Amelia Fabric in it.  Just love the brightness -- great for spring -- Did I mention it just snowed today! LOL

So what have you been up to?

Happy Stitches