Showing posts with label Evening Empire Dress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Evening Empire Dress. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Guest Posting over at Sew Bittersweet Designs

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

I have the pleasure of guest posting over Sew Bittersweet Designs today with Melissa so please go take a look.  It's my first time guest posting and better yet, it's about a cake!
As for my WIP this week, I'm almost done with the Evening Empire Dress by Anna Maria Horner.  The zipper was going in well but then I stalled out with the directions on how to finish it up.  Then I got the idea to look at the zipper construction of dresses I already own and light I know what I need to do to finish it up.
Evening Empire Dress enjoying the morning sun
What's next? 
The T-Shirt Quilt - must get it done.

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced this week. Lucky gal is going to Quilt Market! Please go visit to see what other's are working on.

Have a wonderful Wednesday,

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

Here are a few of the things I did this past weekend:  
Tested my backyard soil.  Used a basic $3.00 kit from Lowe's. Followed the directions and took my results to my favorite nursery.  
Purchased the amendments that I needed and got to work with the tiller.  Honestly, it was fun. 

Attended the CSULB Department of History Awards Banquet to receive the scholarship I won. Had a great time and was very pleased to visit with the instructor who insisted that I apply.  She is a gem.

Worked on a cake for a guest blogpost coming up this Wednesday at Sew Bittersweet Designs.
 Planted my new "babies" as I like to call them.  Three different tomatoes, four different peppers, zucchini, eggplant and a Big Max pumpkin.  I'll explain it all on the next podcast.
 Got the younger son out in the front yard with me to add a bit more color.  He added the muscle to work on tree roots growing from the big tree to the right.

Saw this and absolutely loved it:  There is a point in the movie where one of the characters describes India as a an "assault on all of the senses" at which point I nodded (to whom?) as I knew exactly what she was talking about. Someday soon I'll post about my experiences in India.  

And I sewed....worked for hours on the bodice for the Evening Empire Dress.  The seam ripper and I had some serious discussions on Sunday as it took me three times to get the bodice sewed together correctly.   All that's left is the zipper and hemming.  

What did you do over the weekend?