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Monday, April 28, 2008

Always Follow Your Instincts

Even if the washing instructions says machine wash/tumble dry. I knoew I should have handwashed and line dried this yellow stripe cotton lawn with clear sequins. I just knew it. But instead of following my instincts, I machine washed. Here are the results.

A mess of thread and sequins all knoted up. The fabric now have visible holes where the sequins were sewn.

Oh well. A lesson learned.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Whole lot of Shaking Going On!

Friday morning I felt as if I was living in California. The Midwest had an Earthquake! 5.4! It happened at 4:30 a.m. All I knew was the I was sleeping and the next thing I knew my bedwas shaking. I live in a small town in Illinois near the Missippi river. The epicenter of the earthquake was in another small towm on the Illimois/Indiana border. Around about 10:00 a.m. we experience a 4.6 after shock. That wasn't as bad a the 5.4. Everything has been quite today. So far.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Fun Lover Sneak Peek and Goodies

Here is a peek at the Fun Lover Tank crochet project. this is the back. I just finish the left shoulder shaping about an hour ago. There was a mistake in the left shoulder instructions, but it wasn't anything to difficult to figure out. The yarn is Patons' Brilliant in Sparkling Rose.

Next I will be crocheting the front.

Also, I had a few goodies to come into the mail today from Newark Dressmaker.
1. The Easy Fit Iron Board Cover. I was in serious need of a new pad for my ironing board. This one has a reflective aluminized finish.

2. A tailor Ham. I needed one.

3. A 1" Bias Tape maker. I figured I'll buy this size first because many pattern calls for this size.

4. Hand needle threaders. Love them. Will not hand sew without them.

5Undergarment measuring tape. I will use this to get an accurate high bust and bust measurement.
Machine sewing needles- Stretch and Universal. Can't have too many of these around.

7. Sewing machine cover. I was just using the plastic my Brother XL5700 came in.

. And as a free gift, I received these Spring flowers Appliques.Until next time. Its almost time for "Dancing with the Stars"