Saturday, July 10, 2010

♥ ~ Sewing ~ ♥

I hope you all have been enjoying your summer.  I have been staying busy like always, but it has been a good busy!!  My hubby is a school teacher so I have been enjoying his company and the fact that I can actually get out of the house.  Don’t get me wrong… I love being able to stay home with Cameron, but I also enjoy getting out and talking to adults (lol).  It is funny because when I get together with my Mom or some of my friends then I just talk like crazy.  Some people probably think that I never shut-up (hahaha).  I guess I just enjoy talking to other people other then little children.  I am sure you can all understand that.


I have been doing my best to try to stay cool.  It has been in the mid 90’s, but the humidity is what kills the idea of actually going out.  It has felt over 100 and that is just not what I like so I have been staying inside and keeping cool.  What have you been doing alot of people might ask and my response is “sewing”.  I just recently adopted my Mom’s sewing machine and I absolutely love it.  I have been sewing and making a few things here and there.  I love wood-working, but with the heat the way that it has been….. I tend to stear clear from the garage and my work-shop.  Anyway. I thought I would share a few projects that I just completed.  I will be adding these to my selling blog in case you are interested, but that might take a day or two.

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I made the towel and the ditty bag for my laundry room.  I did not sew the stockings, but I am sure that is something I could try my hand at.  I purchased my ragg tags from Susie at Yankee Lane Primitives.  Don’t you just love them?!?  Here are some more creations!!

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So…….. as you can see I have been staying busy.  Alot of you have asked what my sewing machine and work area look like and here are a few pictures of what it looks like today.  Messy, but totally enjoyable to be around.




It is probably a good thing I don’t drink coffee because if I did then I would be sick of it by now.  I have been coffee staining fabric all day long.  I made myself a make-do clothes line on our deck and it appears to be working just fine.  My hands on the other hand are brown from the stain……. oh geesh, I hope that comes off.


I also had to show you a picture of my tobacco that I ordered from a fellow blogger and FB friend.  Sandie was selling these tobacco leaves and I knew I just had to have some.  They arrived in the mail last week.  Don’t you love how prim they look?




As always I can never post after a long period of time and not share some pics of Cameron & Qbert.  The boys are doing great.  Cameron is just as sassy as ever and Qbert is so much fun.  Good thing 4th of July only comes once a year…. our neighbors set off fireworks and poor Qbert has been scared to go outside at night to use the restroom ever since.  Hopefully that goes away soon.  They are best of buddies that is for sure.



Well, I better run for now.  I have lots more to do.  You all have a wonderful weekend and stay cool.  Until Next Time….. Blessings Always!!


Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Lisa,
1st of let me say...
Your porch in your header picture looks GORGEOUS!!!!

I love all your new goodies.
I am going to have to go get some of YLP rag tags.
I have her paper ones, but no rag ones.
What a fabulous idea.
Me likey!! :)

Yes, every Mommy deserves grown up time. I am so happy to hear that you have found time for some lately.

I always LOVE visiting your blog.

Have a great weekend.
Take Care,

Sheila said...

Hello there Lisa! good to see you after not blogging for a bit. How fun for you that you've learned to sew. I think the projects you've done a wonderful. I love the tags from Sue at YLP!!! I use them on my can arrangements and the are perfect.
The 4th of July celebrations are terrible on our dog too; and he's a hunting dog! We have to pay to have him kenneled for a few days at the vets because it is so bad.
The boys sure are cute!
Enjoy your sewing machine.
Have a wonderful weekend.

american girl primitives said...

Everything just looks great Lisa, I'm glad you found a way to beat the heat. How nice you can spend some time with your DH too!


Susannah said...

Hi Lisa, it is so good to hear from you. I have been missing you and miss hearing about all the things that you do.

The rag tags are fabulous. And I see that you put them to good use.
Good work!

Cameron and Qbert are just the cutest pair. It's so great to have a nice puppy dog for your little boy. They will be best friends for so long! Our grandaughter is an "only" and she has two dogs and it has been so wonderful for her.

Well, I look forward to reading your blog again. You always have some project going on that interests me. Thanks, Lisa.


taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Hi Lisa!...I LOVE all your new goodies you've been making!!...You're so talented!!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I love your porch photo at the top of your page..Also it looks like you have been keeping really busy..Can't wait to see what you use all of your stained fabric for..Have a great weekend..

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hey there lady...GOOD TO SEE YOU.
Did I make you feel bad saying I missed you posting? lol
Well I can see you have been busy haven't you?
Love those little towels - great idea.
What fantastic tobacco they have a strong scent or are they dried enough to not smell anything?


•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

great job, girl!!! :)

Libby said...

Wow, have you been busy! Love all your creations, you do awesome work!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

LOVE THE PORCH!!! Soooo prim and patriotic! Your sewing looks great! Keep at it! Try making a valance next for a window around the house! I remember when I did that I felt so impressed with myself! You are doing great!