Friday, July 9, 2010

A Little Break... Back to Work!!!

My Bald Man and I took a little trip on the holiday weekend to Tellico Plains.. now growing up in Athens, TN I have been to the falls and river up there often.. but Bald Man, after living in TN for over 20 yrs had never been!!! Ofcourse we had to take Pac, he loves a good road trip! This is at the overlook going up to Indian Boundary Lake ...

Down by Tellico river... Bald Man just had to 'test' the water and see how cold it was... yeah.. its pretty cold,,, mountain rivers typically are.



Bald River Falls....
I am the first to admit we do not take advantage of living so close to such a beautiful area... many beautiful natural areas are so close to us ! I mean, in K town... we are so close to the Smokies,,, not far from lots of North Carolina mountain lakes.... we really should get out more and explore close to home.
I used to enjoy hiking a bit... but after almost stepping right on a huge copper head up in Coker Creek I stopped... that was 16 yrs ago. I think it may be time to 'let it go' haha!! and hit the trails every now and then. After all, its great exercise!



But now back at the homestead.... my work... (joy) this week is to make Bald Man a new shirt...
so far its all cut out and the collar is almost ready to go on. This is a super easy shirt to make.. Hopefully I will get it done tomorrow!

Remember, all you who sew out there, sew for your man! He will buy you more fabrics and machines!! hahaha!



I've had several embroidery projects I've wanted to get to...
The first one is this thrift store pair of cropped skinny jeans ($5).....

I finished the leg embroidery today and did some Sashiko stitching on the pockets... I'm also adding a brocade detail to it.. and maybe 1 more thing.....






Below...
This is now on the back of my short sleeve hooded knit jacket,thrift store find, ofcourse ($3)
A pink camo skull!!!!! Done with reverse applique', the little flower was done regular applique style! LOVE IT!
And its not done either.... I need to add something to the front and I want to line the hood with cute fabric (probably pink camo... shocker!)



Both these designs are from Anita Gooddesigns.. Urban Boho and Asian Fusion,
her embroidery cd's are my favorites! I need a few more from her collections!





Everyone have a blessed weekend....
God is so good to us....
Whoo Hoo! we're getting lots of rain today.... much needed rain!
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Wardrobe Basics and the Garden out of control!

We planned carefully this year... not wanting to crowd any of our plants... but we still have an jungle instead of a garden!! haha!! Its just a tiny garden space... but do we ever get the most out of it! Just check my Bald Man out with his sweet corn he loves so much!





Yellow squash and zucchini are abundant! My pepper plants are doing well... and Bald Man's roma tomato plant is loaded... and I have quite a few heirlooms waiting to ripen ... which I'm excited about!







We also have snow peas ready to eat! And in the works... eggplant, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, cantaloupe and so much more! I'm gonna need to hit the vegan and vegetarian web sites for some veggies recipes!

As for the sewing I've been doing... all basic stuff.... like these shorts below...
I'm working on re doing my favorite shorts patterns because my booty is higher (and firmer) than it was and my pattern no longer works!

The bottom pair was the first wearable muslin I did... not perfect yet... still working! As you can see...



Though not the perfect fit I'm wearing them anyways here... with the new tank top I made (yes! more pink camo clothes!!) And this little vest I made.... The fabric is a bridal embroidery type... I saw a similar one in a fashion mag but it was long and a bit more dressy... my version is short and sweet... more casual but could be dressy up.

Another easy one shoulder tank... made in less than an hour.... both of these tops are knit fabrics...
And a chiffon, animal print tunic. I used my felting machine to dis stress this fabric which made the animal print much brighter and ofcourse gave it a really cool texture detail... that you can't see in the photo... I added some lace to the neckline... another cute detail you can't really see.. sorry!
Well thats about it... I have some embroidery projects I really wanna get to soon! I'm still working out and my body is still changing with the workouts so I'm really trying not to sew very many clothes... unless its knits or something easy to alter! Like shorts!
I've actually bumped my cardio up to 6 days a week... along with my weights 4 days. The new workout I'm doing, which is in last issue of Fitness rx, is awesome and I'm responding very well to it!
God bless and HAPPY 4th!!!! Have a safe wonderful holiday!
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