Monday, January 21, 2013

Some Fun

GB#2 is two months old.  She is learning to smile on command. 
Perfect timing for the mosaic picture.
While we were at the business of taking photos, I took the opportunity to photograph the two little ones together in their Hogwarts clothes they received for Christmas.  
If GB#1 didn't have a hold of her feet (which she seems to enjoy immensely) you would see that these little ladies are about the same size.
And like a good older cousin would do, GB#1 is explaining to GB#2 how this photo session stuff works.  I imagine she is telling her, "It's really not that bad."

Monday, January 14, 2013

Birthday Sewing

Today's to do list:
Wish M Happy Birthday.  Check. 

Yesterday's to do list:
Finish tiny giraffe.  Put Minkee on the back. 

Pattern notes:
Bunny Hill Designs (her website is down but you can find the pattern here)
I made the bow from fabric instead of the suggested ribbon.

I hope you all had a great day!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Word for 2013

After great deliberation, I have finally picked a word for the year. 
This is the feeling I'd like to surround myself with in 2013. 
It is framed and on the shelf in my sewing space.
Have you picked a word for the year?

Monday, January 7, 2013

112 pictures

Last year I participated in the Flickr group 112 Pictures in 2012.  
I just got my last pictures (all taken in 2012, of course) posted a couple days ago.  
Here are a few that were not featured on Curiously Intertwined.
#101 Soft

#103 Farm Animal (taken at the Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago)

#105 Fog, Mist or Smoke

#47 Five

#39 Ring(s)

If you are interested in seeing the rest of my 112 Pictures in 2012, 
please visit my Flickr page
It was so much fun, I have joined the new group for 2013.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Five Months

For those of you who have seen my 366 day blog
you know that if it's the 6th of the month, 
it's time for a photo session with (grandbaby) GB#1.
For those of you who are new, 
I am taking one photo each month to make a first year mosaic.

Here is one of my favorites.

Friday, January 4, 2013


The sun came out today.  Here is my newly lined project bag. 
The basic Crochet Bag Pattern can be found here.

Now the only time my knitting needles come out of my bag is when I take them out.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sewing Day

I've noticed recently that my knitting project bag has a small problem.

In an effort to prevent the loss of any knitting needles, 
I decided to make a lining for the bag. 
So I picked out some fabric, drew up a plan and cut the fabric.

While I was in the cutting mode, I cut out fabric for a couple other projects.
No actual sewing took place this afternoon, but this evening...

I snuck in a little sewing time and finished my project bag improvement.
If the sun comes out tomorrow, I will get some reveal pictures to show you.