Monday, March 26, 2007

A Quick One

Just a quick post to share what's been going on in my yard.

The info tag fell off but my mom says it looks like a Trumpet Vine.

Blooms on our Meyer Lemon tree. And also, this little guy was making quite the racket in the front yard a couple of weeks ago. He was searching through the leaves and pine needles for goodies. I really had to zoom in for a photo - digital zoom - not the best but here he is.

Happy Spring Everyone!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tomorrow is...

my blog birthday! I can't believe it's been a year. So much has happened - mostly bad things but I survived! I'm hoping some good changes are coming soon. At least I'm enjoying the beautiful weather we're having and all the flowers that are blooming. Here's a photo of my mother's dogwood (taken by my niece).

Lovely, huh? My mom just gave me a pink dogwood and it's years away from this kind of beauty.

Friday, March 09, 2007


Last weekend I decided to look for clothing patterns for myself. I've had my sewing machine for a year and a half and I've sewn numerous things but I can't wear any of them! So, I thought it was high time I made myself some clothes. Off to JoAnn's I went.....I found two patterns that seemed simple enough and bought some material. It took me three evenings (so about 6 hours total) to do it but I did it. I made myself a turquoise outfit - pants and top. I don't have photos yet but I will as soon as I find shoes to match.

It was my first attempt at altering an inseam - I'm short waisted and most inseams are way too long for me. I tried the pants on and sure enough, the inseam was right where I needed it to be! The shirt was a very, very simple style as I'm still a little nervous to attempt sleeves. It was my first venture into interfacing but I don't think I did too badly. I hope the shirt fits properly...I haven't even tried it on!

I'm on the hunt for cute turquoise sandals....