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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Infernape Halloween Costume

So I finally am finished with the Infernape Halloween Costume for Girlfriend-in-law's little boy.  This is what the Pokemon called Infernapre looks like.
And here's the hood for the costume. 
 Looks like fire doesn't it? That or a Vegas show girl!!
 And the whole thing. I think it looks pretty good. Those gold armor patches were a little tricky but I think they will satisfy the boy.
 And as requested a flame on the tail!
Phew! I'm glad that's all done! Maybe I can get a photo of the little trick or treater in the costume to share too.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Randomness Thursday

So I've been on the wrong day of the week all week, and as it turns out I'm a week bhind in blogging too I guess! So last week...did you see the klunar eclipse? I did, it was kind of cool, but as always hard to ccapture on a cell phone!

 Lookie here, Hubs made me cinnamon rolls for my birthday...there's a reason I keep him around! LOL!
 I escorted SIL to his Dr. appointment over at the University of Iowa. I don't usually have visits to the South end of the facility, but that's where his appointment was.  Look at the construction of the new Children's hospital building! WOW!
 It's pretty impressive looking. I hadn't seen this side of the construction before, and it sure does look good there I think! This is looking Westward.
See the red bricks of Kinnick Stadium in the center of the picture? They say there's going to be an overlooking view of the stadium when it's all finished. That should be interesting!  Now I better get back on track!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Birthday bingo

So we made the pilgrimage to play Bingo over in Tama, Iowa at the Meskwaki Bingo & Casino.
 SIL' s birthday was last Friday too so we had to celebrate.
 Alas! There is no joy in mud ville tonight. We are holding our streak as losers.
 But at least we aren't losing with our own private fan, seat cushion and bingo mascots! LOL!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fifty Five


 55 is a pretty good number I guess, here's what Wikipedia says.....

Fifty-five is the 10th Fibonacci number and a triangular number (the sum of the numbers 1 to 10), it is the largest Fibonacci number to also be a triangular number.
It is a square pyramidal number (the sum of the squares of the integers 1 to 5) as well as a heptagonal number, and a centered nonagonal number.
In base 10, it is a Kaprekar number.
55 is a semiprime, being the product of 5 and 11 and it is the 2nd member of the (5.q) semiprime family. 55 is one of only two integers with an aliquot sum of 17 (the other being 39). 55 has an aliquot sequence of 4 members: (55, 17, 1, 0).

Well what do you know? A Kaprekar number...well how about that!
It's just a number to me though!! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Happy Birthday To YOU!

 Hard to believe but this little guy turns 24 today!

Happy Birthday to my Uber Son!
Monday, October 6, 2014

I Have to Learn to say No!

So  a guy I work with brought me this fabric and asked if I could make covers for his furniture. I said, "You mean dresser scarves?" Yup that's what he wanted. He has antique furniture and knick knacks displayed on top and wants to keep the tops protected from dust and scratches.
 I am just apalled that the person who sold him this fabric thought it was the best choice. Not in a million years would I even suggest this fabric.
 It's like LINING fabric! It's acetate or something ravel-ee and fuzzy, and slippery, and slimy and is just awful to try to get and keep square. And on top of it all he wants 5 pieces and 3 of them are 40" long! FORTY INCHES OF HELL I say! I starched the crap out of it, and pressed it to death.
 ON the first piece I turned the hems under, on the 2nd one I just serged the edges-after spray starching and pressing to death!
 This method ordinarily makes a really nice flat mitered corner......well it is flat, but not so square as I would like. Oh well......
 Two down 3 more to go. I really need to say no whenever I get asked to work with awful fabric, but who knew it would be this bad!?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Chilly Days Are Here

Hubs went out and collected the last of the tomatoes today. We had a pretty poor crop this year, but I think it's better than being over run with the little things!
 Yup, down to 50 and supposed to be in the 30s overnight.
 That's good sewing weather! I'm working on the Halloween costume for Girlfriend-in-laws sweet boy who wants to be a Pokemon called Infernape.
It's coming along pretty well I think. Now it's time for a try on before I go much further.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WOW!

I haven't seen this for awhile. When I got gas at the Costco on Friday they were under three dollars! YAY!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pillowcases for Conkerr Cancer

So I broke out the back up machine and got her all oiled and ready to roll for the big sewing event on Saturday, 
 
 All set up and ready to begin! before the day was over I had 9 different people sewing pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer! It was awesome!
 Right outside the church was the route for the elementary school fun color run/walk. So after that we had a couple of colorful sewing stop by!


So a toal of 26 pillowcases were sewn during the event plus we had a few more from folks who sewed at home.I displayed them all at church on Sunday morning and

we offered up prayers for all the recipients of the pillowcases. It was such a great time, but wouldn't it be great if we never had to sew another pillowcases for a kid with Cancer? Big AMEN there!
Now all I need to do is get them washed and dried and drop them off for the kids!
Friday, September 26, 2014

Miles of Pillowcase Smiles

 So tomorrow, Saturday September 27 I will be organizing folks at my church to sew pillowcases for ConKerr Cnacer. This organization distributes pillowcases to kids in the hospital battling cancer. Folks have donated quite a bit of fabric!
 SO I'm matching and slicing the fabric into kits to sew. Let me tell ya, it's a great way to clear out your fabric stash!
 Look at this cool fabric with Starry Night on it! I saw this while I was at JoAnn's the other day and had to get some, and I'll share it with the pillowcase piles too! 
 Phew! That's a lot of measuring and cutting. Thankfully Bob was helping, right?
Now to get busy and sew a few to get a head start, just in case I have a shortage of volunteers tomorrow!
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pinterest Success!

So this was the Pin that DD sent to me. Photo from Pinterest via Jamie Doyle.
She likes a wreath on her front door, so I replied to her pin and said SHE could make that easy peasy! SO I picked up a few supplies-like a grapevine wreath and started the project.
 Here's the first trial layout....
 And here's another version, and then DD came over and started to work!
 My plan worked perfectly!!!
 Here's what she created! CUTE CUTE CUTE!
 She made these little flowers from T shirt scraps, and added a little glittery ribbon. I ran the hot glue gun.
 
Here're the cute paper letters I made for her. She clipped them on with mini binder clips.
Such a cute Pinterest Success!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sewing for Others

SO, look! I finally figured out how come I couldn't get pictures. SO here they are!

Here are pillowcases in progress for the Sew A Long next Saturday. These pillowcase parts will be sewn together for the ConKerr Cancer organization. They give cute pillowcases to children who are in the hospital for cancer treatment.

 Then there's this vest. It was one of those pre-printed cut outs you buy in a panel. It was donated to the fabric for church sewing. SO I sewed it up and added a few buttons and will have it for sale at the Annual All Church Bazaar on November 8. Pretty cute,huh!
 Look at my In Progress bucket! My Mom made it for me and it's getting full! I got green fabric for a Christmas quilt for my grilfriend-in-law's daughter. Hope I can get it done! And I got the brownish fabric for the Infernape costume I was requested for Halloween.  Don't ask....Infernape is a Pokemon....
 And I'm finishing up with some repair jobs for others too. A trouser zipper-YUCK! and a jacket zipper and I'm sewing for a princess or two ....
 See Cinderella needed a little repair
 and so did Snow White. For the price Disney charges for these dress up clothes you'd think they'd be a little nicer fabric. It's yucky! It ravels and just falls apart under the needle. Oh well I think the princesses will be Ok for awhile now.