Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Birthday to me…# 50!!!

Yes, I am a half a century old today…two days after Christmas. I didn’t have plans for a big to-do. But I did get a full body massage for an hour, I had a birthday coupon for the massage. They have good rate where I go. I am going to do my own mani-pedi. (I went to beauty school for nails in the 80’s so I know what I am doing) I’m going out to dinner with my husband at my favorite spot…Applebee’s; I have a coupon for a free entrée so that would be a money saver.

Since its two days after Christmas I don’t except much and I never have. I like buying my own gifts anyway, from me to me. I am just happy to be healthy. I found a lump in my breast back in October. So when the biopsy came back negative I was so HAPPY. I was so happy about getting the news a few days before Christmas. So that is the best that I could ask for.

Anyway, I traced Butterick 4865 today. I made it a bit longer, added 1" to the hip and moved the waist down some, since I am long wasted. I’m also putting in side seam pockets, since this does not have them. I have off of Friday, so I will cut it out and start to sew up!!!!

Time to pamper myself…Take care and I hope you all have a happy holiday!!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011…ramblings

Well on December 27th, I will be the big 50!!! Yay…So this is my count down to it. I have a ton of vacation and sick days to use before the end of the year. I’ve been off since Tuesday. I’ve cleaned and organized my recipes; roasted some turkey wings…yummy and cut out one top and made alterations to two other patterns. The one that I am working on now is KS-3740, I made a few adjustments to the bust and hip area. I will be making it out of a green open knit with gold thread running through it. I picked it up from a local fabric store in the area for about 1.49 a yard, maybe less, can’t remember. I will post pictures when I finish it. I will try to start it today; it’s fast and easy. I made a blue one a few weeks ago.

I am on my way back to the fabric store. They are having a nice sale. I will be making B-4865 in a fleece. I like view B. I will be making it a bit longer for more coverage for the winter time. Gets cold in Philly.

Another note…the company that I work for was sold to someone else. The deal is final on December 1, 2011. They did say that there will be layoffs. They did say that they will give us 2 weeks or more notice if we are being let go….NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT IT. Oh well, when one door closes another one opens. When life gives you lemons...make lemon aid...with a shot of rum in it!!!!

I’ve lost 10 pounds so I am happy about that!!!! I am going to start working out again regularly. Today will do a two mile walk.

I am going to start to blog more often. Don’t know why I have trouble doing it. Just like YT and posting vid’s. I sew often but can’t seem to find the time to post my work. But will start…I love feed back on my work. I am trying to find out how to use the self-timer on my camera so you can see me in what I finished instead of it on the dress form or laying flat on the bed.

Any way…going to get myself together and head on out.

Here is B4865...
Here is KS3740...View A...the cowl...