Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow Lady

Here she is.. now she is stuffed, has her applique'd hearts, birdhouse and lil' birdy. Her nose is probably a little big for her face. Now I have to figure out the scarf, arms (twigs) and mittens. She may be a little lumpy, but she's kinda cute too!

Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Building a Snow Woman

I needed a new project, so I dug in the patterns and printouts that I've collected over the last few years and found a pattern for a Snow Woman. She will be about 2 1/2' tall when she's finished. And stuffed.

Here she is all flat and lifeless. I'll post as she progresses! L
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Purse

I love being asked to make something to give as a gift. Last week my sister asked me to make a bag to give to a friend. I knew right away what fabric I would use.

This has some pockets inside, and the buttoned pocket on the outside also has a zipper.
To be honest, I'd like to keep this one...
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Something new

This weekend brought some new thoughts. First, a friend was asking me how I liked our new home. He caught me at a weak moment, and I confided that even though I love the house, I was tired of being cold all the time. Since he has a heating and air conditioning business, he knew all the right questions to ask. Then proceeded to tell me that there is a little known fact about thermostats that I needed to check out. After taking some notes, I went home and took a look at my thermostat. I can't exactly tell you that all thermostats do this, but, if your furnace is only blowing for a few minutes, there is a fix and it will run longer, saving you money and keeping your house warmer. I wonder why they don't really want you to know that?

I think it's just so the repair people can make more money. Just another reason to be thankful for all the friends that I have.. the heating/ac guy, the plumber, the lawn care man, the car guys, etc. There's alot to learn~ but I'm always up to the challenge!