Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Suki is 12 weeks old and 19 pounds. Mary calls her Gordita. She is a smart little girl and quite laid back. It is much easier having two dogs as they keep each other busy. We had complained that we wished Suki would learn to go up the stairs because she is quite heavy. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR! Suki now goes up the stairs but is afraid to come back down. We put a plywood gate at the bottom of the stairs to stop her but it has a small opening for the cats and Suki still fits through it.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
I love sewing for the granddaughters. Hubby says that sewing is all I do.I found these patterns called Olive Ann Designs at a quilt shop. They really are neat. They don't have zippers. This one was called "Eazy Peazy Pleats". The hard part was that the dress had 34 pleats each exactly 3/4 inch wide. If you were off a little the bodice lining wouldn't fit. I ended up doing most of the pleats over again. The rest of the dress went together easily. I made it out of Seersucker. The border was cut from another piece of seersucker.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
My brother called me on Sunday to find out if Mom filed her taxes. I had forgot about them as he had. When I called Mom she said, " they aren't due until March." I guess that was a "No." Got a little work to do today, finding the necessary paperwork and then turning it over to Hubby to file.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Sofie's Mommy gave me a pattern for a dress and coat for Sofie. My Mom had given me linen fabric. I warned Mary that linen takes ironing but she said that was fine. Linen is easy to sew as long as you keep it from raveling. I finished the outfit in spite of having very little time to sew. I promised Hubby I would help with the puppies. Mindy at 15 months is still very much a puppy.