Sewing pajamas!

Last year I found a sewing shop near by to my house. I brought in my grandmothers sewing machine to have it fixed up.

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And I got a gift certificate from my boyfriend to take an intro to sewing pajama class. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to finish my project during the class. So, they have been sitting in my closet since February. With a little help from my mom, we managed to get the pants finished.

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Hopefully I will have the top done soon too!

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Two socks

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I didn’t get them done in time for Hanukkah. I didn’t get them done in time for Valentine’s day. I didn’t get them done for his birthday. But, the point is….. I finally got them done! Hurrah!!!!!!

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Buttons

Believe it or not, I didn’t know how to sew on a button. This scarf ( knitted by my mom) has been sitting in my closet awaiting its buttons for some time. A few YouTube videos later…. And it is now finished.

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Let there be cake(if not knitting)

I’ve been working on some knitting, but I’ve also been working on CAKE! A certain special someone loves peanut butter. In fact, he loves it so much that I cannot keep a jar of peanut butter in the house. I decided to make this cake as a special birthday treat. It. Was. Awesome. I wasn’t too into the buttercream frosting, but the peanut butter mousse filling was soooooo good.

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Spring flowers

2013-05-18_09-23-40_33Irises from the back yard that were transplanted from mom’s garden last Fall! And some zinnias grown from seed in the background)

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Roses… getting rained on….2013-05-22_15-32-04_323This was a mini rose plant that was a Valentine’s gift from some order online flower company…. it is now a year and a half old and growing strong. Who would have thought!

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Slow progress

Momma Bear here,   it has been a long while between posts, busy time of the year I guess.  My progress on DD’s crochet blanket is coming along.  I now have only four more color changes left and about a million ends to deal with.   Loving  the wool eater pattern but I think next time I will try something like a Russian Join to minimize the ends I have to deal with.  How do you all handle projects with lots of ends?

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I have also been working on a pair of socks out of Socks That Rock “Hot Flash” and man are they bright.  I love their yarns as not only are the colors out of this world but the base is nice and consistent.  They also wear well no matter how many washes.

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The weather here in Jersey has been getting better although we are still getting a few blasts of cold that jeopardize the new seedlings.  It looks like I may get strawberries again this year from the plants my DD gave me last year.  I tucked them in a protected area over winter but was not sure they would make it.  Now I just have to fight the birds for the berries.   It is so nice to see all the signs of spring begin to show. How is the weather by you?

 

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MD Sheep and Wool Festival!!!!

I haven’t been doing much knitting lately, but what better way to get inspired than the Maryland sheep and wool festival!!!! We headed down with a group on a bus trip, which was much better than driving ourselves.

2013-05-04_12-08-42_14We didn’t get to spend too much time with the animals because we were too busy shopping….

2013-05-05_14-45-52_90Since the last festival, I’ve been wanting to get myself a big ball of colorful fluffiness. I don’t know how to spin or felt, but that didn’t stop me!!! It’s so soft and reminds me of ocean colors.2013-05-05_14-45-02_809This is a kit I bought that is mean to go with the “Albers Cowl” pattern. It is a log cabin type pattern.

2013-05-05_14-44-33_620Some pretty, pretty worsted weight golden yarn!!!! Had to hunt for this one!

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A hand dyed silk scarf….

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We had a great time!! Hopefully some inspired knitting to follow!

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