Sunday, August 19, 2012

I sewed up a storm!!!!

August 19, 2012

what a great vacation i had! my big sister is truly such a treasure. here she is with the serger chip and i bought her for her birthday (her birthday is in december but since i don't see her then i celebrate it with mine). we both LOVE it. we used it almost daily. now i'll feel more confident to use my very expensive and complicated one that i have had for 6 years but been too afraid to use! we made clothes for our granddaughters: 4 dresses, 2 skirts, 3 pillowcases, 2 bibs, 2 tutu's and doll skirts and blouses and tutus with the left over material for her granddaughter's american girl doll.

we also took a soap making class at "the Flying Pig". what fun that was! Danielle, the owner,  had the cutest shop with all kinds of homemade and antique goodies. there were 8 of us in the class. the scent i used was "brown sugar and fig". we made the soap using goat's milk and a ton of other ingredients. to buy all of the stuff isn't very expensive and i think i'll make up a batch or two for christmas presents. i'm letting my soap "cure" right now and i'll tell you in a week or two how i like it!

my sister and i also went to the musical "legally blonde". we had front row center seats (she is a long season ticket holder). the seats are about 2 feet from the symphony orchestra that plays during the play. it is so wonderful! we ate out a few times but mostly ate in. this fish was my favorite meal. it would have rivaled any 5 star restaurant, it was that good! she also made corned beef hash the way our mother made it and she made me pumpkin muffins. i got so spoiled! the only thing we didn't do was quilt! we had so much fun it didn't matter.

this week i:  LOVE my big sister, my big brother (who sent us each a check to spend celebrating our birthdays!), my husband chip for being such a great guy and not minding that i leave him every year for 2 weeks, my serger and the fact that i have time to enjoy my hobbies. yeah!!! see you next week. nancyb

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