Monday, August 29, 2011

I didn't float away!!!

As you all know by now we had some major crazy weather in this part of the country over the weekend with Hurricane Irene. We lost power Saturday night, but it came back on Sunday morning. The only damage was to our vegetable garden. We're going to have to pick our corn early as the stalks have fallen over.

I originally was going to go to New York for Elizabeth and Robin's PR shopping day, but that was canceled. To make up for that, I made sure I stopped in at the 50% off sale that Fabric Warehouse was having, and I did behave myself. I walked out only spending $30 and got this lovely loot.

After that, I pretty much got my house and my mother's home ready for the storm by putting all the lawn furniture and items that might get blown away. Absolutely no sewing got done, but I did get time to think about what I wanted to sew next. I have planned that the cream and stripe fabric will become this skirt from Twinkle Sews.

I probably won't use the pattern from the book and will use one of the skirt patterns I already have used before like McCall 3830.

I've made this pattern up before and like it. It's my go to TNT pattern and I feel comfortable playing with it. The only thing I am missing now is the lace that I would like to use as the overlay over the cream. I will probably go to Joanns and look and see what they have. I might also check out a few sites online. A six inch lace should do it.

I'm thinking of using the Aztec like fabric for Vogue 1258.

The green and black fabric will become a top. I'm not sure which one yet, but we will see. I haven't designated a pattern for the red and black fabric yet, so that will sit in my stash for a while.

On the knitting front I got to work on my Chiton Pullover from Winter/Spring 2011 Knitscene.

I've been working on it off and on this summer and thought I better get cracking as summer is almost gone, and I'd like to wear it as least once before the cooler weather gets here. I'm knitting it with a yarn that I picked up at Maryland Sheep and Wool. It's cotton, bamboo and silk I think and I LOVE the colorway. I finished the drape neck front yesterday(I just love a drape neck) and I'm working on the back of the sweater now. Hopefully I can get that completed in the next week.

I'm off today and originally it was suppose to be a resting day for me, but I'm not to sure about that now. I might be moving my mother in as she has no electricity and PSE&G is saying services won't be restored till Sept. 4th. Oh well, back to the real world.

Happy Crafting everyone.


Lisette M said...

I love that Interweave Knits top, looking forward to seeing it finished.
I can see you didn't let the hurricane keep you from fabric shopping! LOL
My mom's electric came back yesterday afternoon and mine this morning. I can't believe they are telling you Sept 4!

Myra said...

Glad you were safe!! You got a lovely stash for only $30!! I love it!! Can't wait to see your finished projects! Love the sweater too! Good luck completing your projects...maybe Mom can help out!! "wink, wink" :)

Mariela Alethia said...

Thank goodness Irene is gone. I am happy to hear that you and yours are ok.

Tanya said...

Girl, you know I was praying for you, Sheila and Carolyn. I'm glad you're all ok.

judy said...

Glad to hear that you and your family are safe after the hurricane.

Cennetta said...

Hi lady, You know I like those knit fabrics and I want that sweater. Tee Hee.

Unknown said...

Did you go to the one in Belleville? That is the one I shop at.


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