Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Can Only Go Up From Here

I thought I would make my first REAL post with a recent picture of my work. Then any new pictures I add will only be improvements.

My daughter, we will call her Josephine Hedgepeth (the name has been changed to protect her embarrassment), saw a pillow at WalMart that she liked but decided she really didn't NEED it. Later thinking "But I REALLLY like it" went back to buy it but it was gone. Making a long story longer, I told her I could make it for her. After all I've been sewing since I was a small child and felt pretty confident that I can make almost anything. This would be a great Christmas present. I bought the fabric, buttons to cover, the necessary things to make the piping. I had no pattern 'cause, by gum, I know how to do this. As you can see from the pictures, I didn't know how to do this.
This looks pretty good so far.

The flat side looks pretty good.

I have no idea what happened. Chef's hat? Mushroom?
Josephine was gracious and accepted my gift. I told her I would remake it, but she said she liked it. I think only because it was the right color and she likes wacky things.

I hope to show you something better next time.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In The Beginning Patte Created A Blog . . .

And the blog was without form and void, and the thoughts were not very deep.

Hmm, well, this is my first attempt at having a blog. I don't have the format set up the way I want. Don't have anything really to write at this time of the night. Too much going on this week to have my thoughts sorted out. Geeeee, look at that. Apparently I can't even type. How did I get to italics? Comes from typing on your knees while in bed.  I will soon be on vacation and away from the sewing machine. Maybe then I can concentrate on this. Hey, is there a spell check on this? Haven't found it yet. I know you can hardly wait for my next post. Hopefully I will be able tell you something about myself and have a show-n-tell of what I'm up to this summer. Stay tuned while I bumble my way through this.