Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The goodness of it all

How is everybody doing? I'm just great!! Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left about the wedding pictures. I have enjoyed every single one.

Last Sunday, I caught the 40% off sale at Fabric Warehouse and got all of this lovely goodness (Sheila, you know this is for you). These aren't the greatest shots but you can at least get the picture.

Joann Fabrics was having a $1.99 sale on Butterick patterns this past weekend . I really went for this pattern B4188. I thought it would be perfect for the red fabric above with the black flowers. I only have 1 yard of it. I'm doing view A which is the top in blue. I have this really cute black skirt that I think will go really well with it.

So you know you can't go to a pattern sale and just buy one pattern, so I also got these.

I also got this New Look pattern.

When I purchased my sewing machine (back in the early 90's), Sew and Vac gave me a zipper foot that actually was not for my machine, and I've been trying to make it work. It's okay in a pinch but let's just say after breaking 3 needles this past week, I got a little tired. So, last week I found these.

A set of 4 industrial feet on ebay(for only $10), and hooray for me, I made my first ever ebay purchase. The left footed one (2nd one in from the left) looks like it's going to work. I tried it on yesterday, and it looks like a perfect fit. The test will be of course when I have to sew another zipper in. I think I might try a skirt next or maybe I'll make myself another pouch as that would go a little quicker.

In knitting news, I casted on for the sleeves for the minimalist cardi. So far so good. I also am almost up to the bib part of the baby overalls, and I casted on for the left front of the baby jacket last night. I didn't do much knitting last week. I think I really just didn't feel like it. I did do some reading though for spiritual enlightenment. It was pretty good. I also started doing this again. I was amazed on how I just picked it up again with no trouble. I had forgotten how nice and soothing it was to spin.

On Sunday morning I woke up and made these.

It's the blueberry recipe from Martha Stewart's (love her) baking book. All I can say is FABULOUS!!! They are so dense you can only eat one, even though you want more. It's all blueberry goodness!! I want to make zucchini muffins next. I had them a couple of times from this cafe near my hairdresser's. I figure they can't be hard to make so I might try that next. I also made this potato salad. It was an experiment that turned out very well. If you're interested in the recipe, I'll post it. Let me know. What are you up to?


Sheila said...

WoW! you got a great haul of fabric. Now you really did it in with the patterns and I like all of them... every single one.

You definitely must try the zucchini muffins. Every Tuesday & Thursday the Farmers market have them and they are delicious. Now why did you have to go and show a pic of the beet potatoe salad. Now I have to get DH hubby to make my favorite

Lisa said...

good heavens, I just drooled on my keyboard!

Adrienne said...

Oh goodness!!! Love the fabrics and the patterns. What is the pattern number for that first lifestyle wardrobe? I love that.

You just did it with the blueberry muffins!!! LOL


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