Every day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore
Nothing but blue skies
Have a lovely weekend. I can't wait to catch up with you all on Monday afternoon.
***my sewing machine is sick...can't get it back until mid-next week...so sad for me.
Mom? You're my movie partner...we've got 'em beat on those!
A Scottish ham, so it seems. You can tell a Scottish ham by it's plaid skin. Perfect to use in those pesky, tight places that a regular ironing board won't allow. For instance, in a little purse. Let's say you wish to iron around the bottom of the curved seam of the cute little purse once it's all sewn together...just insert the ham and run your hot iron over it. That hard-to-reach spot is now smooth as a whistle! I just love my Scottish ham!
Here's a pink, American ham. You can tell by the color of it's skin. No plaid on this little oinker. It's kind of cute, but I wouldn't want to stick it in my purse. Not to mention how difficult it would be to hang on to while running your hot iron over it. I guess if you were to iron it, you'd end up with this...
Hey kiddos, Lola is starting her purse tutorial today! There's still time to get your fabric and sew-along with all the other Lolalites. Today's step is ironing your fabric and cutting out your pieces. The actual sewing won't begin until Monday. :( Sad for me, but :) happy for you if you need to go out and buy some fabric. If this is your first attempt at making a bag or even sewing, Wal-Mart has some cute fabric at excellent prices. Or Joann's...they always have something on sale.
Because Lola has decided to torture us by not starting the actual sewing until Monday, you have today and tomorrow to get yourself together, to jump on the bandwagon, to follow the leader, to march to the beat...you get my drift. Happy sewing, I'm sooooooo excited!
This is the before photo. I would like to cut the purse out of the photo, so that I can put it on my web site without the distraction of the background. With a little experimentation and the help of the Magic Extractor, I now have the following image:
I need to refine my technique with some practice, but oh! I love that Magic Extractor. See how the bag pops on a solid white background? The flamingos are adorable and the ball fringe or "pom-poms" look so bright!
Spring is in the air, time to tidy the yard and brighten the gardens. While I ran to the quilt shop, MacGyver cleaned the front garden. And boy, is he fast! What would have taken me a day, he accomplished in an hour. Raking the old foliage and mulch from the front bed, pulling the weeds and then bagging. As I pulled into the driveway, I was astonished at his industriousness. So being the helping mate that I am, I went in the house, changed my clothes, went to the garage and... hopped on the treadmill. Gotta walk...I promised my walking partner!
I watched as my industrious hubby took the bags of mulch off the bed of the truck, sliced open the bag and dump that mulch on the garden. It was probably after the 12th bag that I finally offered to help. So I spread the fertilizer over the front yard. Hey, someone had to do it! MacGyver finished by planting some lovely little flowers...have I ever told you that I kill plants just by thinking of them? It's true! So whatever you do, never give me a plant and expect it to live.
And that is what we did this weekend. May the flowers ignore me and live long & healthy lives.