Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Confessions of a Hoarder

I have this unshakable thought that keeps running through my brain! I have become completely dependent on reading glasses since I turned 50. My prescription rapidly went from a mere 1.0, to a 2.0 in record time, but at least I have stayed at 2.0 for a great while.

My younger sister, Jana, asked if she could borrow some glasses today. She is a mere 1.0, so I thought I could pass on my old glasses to her. So I went in search of the glasses. I looked in my sewing studio, my nightstand AND the basket by my bed that is their rightful place!



These are just some of them! I find them for less than $5, and I HAVE to buy them.....what if I need a pair and can't find them???

Yes, My name is JoEllen, and I am a reading glassaholic!


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sewing with Emily

I celebrated Emily's bday with her today! We went to her karate lesson, then to IHop for breakfast/ lunch, and then to Joann's and Walmart! We bought material and patterns for her newest American Girl doll!


Then we went into the sewing studio and made a tutu and pj pants!



These were actually the prototype pj pants! We didn't want to make them with the "good material" until we were sure we could make them!


Here are the next pjs:





Monday, August 12, 2013

On the Design Wall

Making progress---112 pieces per row---took alot longer than I thought!

I've already got 2 additional black and white rows done-just couldn't wait to see the entertwining hearts!

Stopped long enough to make the top for a Halloween Pillow Class that I will be giving!



Wow-bad lighting. Here's a couple from a previous private sewing class:



Sunday, August 11, 2013

More of the Wedding....

Here is the finished Ring Bearer's Pillow that I made for the happy couple:


And a copy of the beautiful prayer that Aunt Sonia wrote and recited at the during the wedding:

And a quick at my design wall---yes, that is their wedding quilt! In pieces, still will be done soon!

Best part of all, they are home safe and sound from their honeymoon in Cancun!



Monday, August 5, 2013

Our Daughter's Wedding

I am exhausted and still have a few more days of relative's visiting, but I wanted to put up some pictures from the wedding! We had a fantastic time-everything was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better venue or more helpful people to guide us!




The maid maid of honor- our youngest daughter, Amanda:





These are photos sent to us from guests. Can't wait to see the photographer's photos!