A quiet weekend, snow. cold, shoveling...feels like we're trapped in winter. (aka Groundhog Day, RIP Harold Ramis!) I baked for son Jon's birthday dinner, used my winnings (I won a box at our guild service night last year too) of Frango mints to make a chocolate trifle.. Lucky for me since Jon's favorite is chocolate mint!
The rest of the weekend was spent cutting and sewing. Our guild had a serger donated to us to help with our service projects. I have been afraid to touch it. I don't want to be the one who messes it up or breaks it, but the temptation to try it was too much. I got out some of my stash of $1 a yard fabric I scored last summer.
There are some really cute prints.
I found some coordinating fabrics for cuffs.
I cut the fabric and pinned the "hot dogs" then sewed with my regular machine. I made about 20. (The hot dog is a super quick method to add a cuff to a pillowcase. You can google it)
A few are already spoken for, like the penmanship print for my Kristen.
I got the patchwork to use with the yards of heart print, without making them look like Valentine pillowcases.
When I wasn't sewing, I was crocheting.
Using the leftover yarn from my shawl project, I am making another shawl, this time a long granny.
This is the pattern I am still looking for...the center is made like a long caterpillar.
|The roses are drying beautifully.|
We ended the weekend watching the Oscars. I mean, I watched the Oscars, everyone else watched Gravity, one of Jon's birthday presents. I made myself comfortable in the family room, lit a fire and snuggled down to enjoy the festivities. It was lovely how many of the winners thanked their Mothers. Ellen did a great job, was so entertaining. I couldn't wait to get to bed to watch the after show... Honey and I snuggled in bed and I saw the first movie, Charlie Bit My Finger and then closed my eyes for a moment and fell asleep. Oh well, bet I can catch what I missed on line.
I almost forgot to mention I got my glasses! I am very happy with them and have worn them for hours at a time. So far, no bad reaction. They are different though, and need some getting used to. Picture you ask? No. Imagine Granny Goodwitch with blue framed glasses.
Today using THE SERGER for the first time. (Cue the dramatic music...) Wish me luck, and enjoy this beautiful day.