Friday, July 19, 2013

Liberty Love

I haven't been feeling well enough to get any sewing done this week, so here is a picture of some lovely liberty fabrics I recently purchased. I won't be cutting into these until my weight settles, because at over $30+ per yard, I want to be sure I get a lot of use out of them!

Health Update: My new Doctor has figured out what is causing my arthritis (bacteria in my gut) and we are working to make things better. I still have ups and downs, but am in less pain and slowly improving. I can still only eat about 10 different things (everything else makes me sick) so please take a moment and enjoy your meals a little extra for me!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Roller Coaster

For those of you who are interested in the roller coaster, here is a video my friend Greg made. (I am the Heidi referenced in the video. It's my nickname.)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy 5th of July and a Denim Hollyburn

I'm still recovering from the 4th, which at our house is celebrated with a BBQ, a roast pig, the roller coaster my husband built in the yard, bb guns, crazy amounts of fireworks, and anyone we can convince to come over. This year managed to be both epic and mellow, and now that I've cleaned up the house (my husband is still outside picking up the shrapnel) I have a moment to breathe. I managed to sew up a denim Hollyburn skirt on the 3rd, and wore it to celebrate the Independence of my country. Here I am with my niece Alice, who just turned 4.

This skirt was as easy and satisfying to make as the last one. I did try to insert a slot zipper, but quite frankly, that was a debacle. I ripped it out and inserted an invisible zip. The top stitching is all in red, as is the zipper, and as soon as I find some buttons I like, I will add the tabs and buttons to the waistband. Or not. I'm not sure I'll ever tuck anything in with this one.