Sunday, October 26, 2008

What were you doing at 2 am

This week was homecoming for William and Mary. I think Chris and I in the future will REALLY enjoy coming back and relishing in memories of time spent here. As it is the night before home coming our neighbors had a rip snorting party. I couldn't get to mad though because you couldn't really hear it in either the boys or our bedrooms and it is a rare occasion that they have one. I had a sudden touch of insomnia though and could NOT fall asleep so I made this instead....

before now I did not have a pincushion, which is a sad statement indeed for an avid sewer. So I hopped to it and I think it turned out pretty cute.

I also made these....

oh and finished these!

Here I took a break and snuck one of the cupcakes I had made for our primary activity...
it was exactly 1:17 am when I ate this and regretted it immediately. That much sugar should not be consumed at that hour. I took back up sewing after the break and ventured into the world of hats. I am having some girlie friends over to make some hats tomorrow and wanted to make sure the pattern I have actually works. I am not done yet, I have yet to add the embellishment I want but it is getting there! You can see it in this picture (which isn't a very good one but how one gets a good picture of a table I don't know :)):

This is my sewing corner. My friend Trudy gave me this fabulous sewing table that was made to work with the amazing Bernina sewing machine--- she also GAVE me several months ago... yeah that is several hundreds of dollars of sewing equipment she GAVE to me. Chris was kind enough to let me take the morning Saturday and get all situated and I LOVE IT! I am right by the HUGE window in the toy room so lots of good light and nice breezes! I have the computer right next to me for Itunes listening and the toy room all around so the boys play while I sew!
This is my orange duck, he is in desperate need of a name and is my sewing buddy. My sister Felicity and I LOVE these ducks and when I saw him on clearance I had to take him home. I have always had a soft spot for all things orange. Growing up I felt bad for the color orange because I thought 9correctly) that no one liked it so I would always right that it was my favorite color. I even found it written on a elementary school questionnaire I had filled out when going through my keepsakes a while back. I think I convinced myself :) The real version of these ducks have names attached to their ankles so if you have a suggestion let me know :) It is just really nice to have an actual space set aside for my love of sewing, I no longer have to drag everything out and then haul it back and stuff it in the closet! I would thank Trudy here but I know she does not read blogs :)

5 comments:

Elizabeth Moon said...

Cute! I love to see what you sew! You are so amazingly talented.

The Beans said...

Can you please teach me how to make those?

Nora said...

love the insomnia: i had it too, saturday night. although i wasn't NEARLY as productive as you:) i just laid in bed thinking. i love your duck and am SO excited to make hats! how about quincy? as the name for your duck i mean...just a thought.

Jaci said...

You have an AMAZING set up!! I want a new machine so badly! I forgot to put it on my wish list. I don't think I will get one for awhile. I love to see your new projects! You sew amazing stuff!!!

Patty Girl said...

I have always liked the name Leonard, it seems fitting for a duck. I love those cute boots. I recently got a sewing machine so I have been trying some simple projects, like table clothes. Maybe someday I will be as good as you.