Sunday, October 24, 2010

Holiday Ready

Kept my promise and didn't work in the Basement too much this weekend...a girl just needs a break now & then. However, I couldn't resist making these adorable CuTees for one of my favorite customers. Isaac is her first grandchild and he'll be exta handsome in his special shirt for each of the Fall holidays. Cute, huh?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Got computers?

This isn't new, but I noticed it while cleaning up this morning.

This is: (left to right, top to bottom)

  1. his computer in the Basement
  2. my laptop upstairs
  3. his laptop, net book AND I-pad upstairs (on the breakfast room table, which doesn't make me happy!)
  4. my computer in the Basement....

a bit much, don't you think? How did we function pre-computer days?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend's another beautiful Fall day and I'm spending the weekend out of the Basement (well, most of it anyway!).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Sorry to bore you with more of our family photos,
but I just love them.
Promise these are the last two....for now.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Coming up for sunshine...

It's another gorgeous fall day here and I'm fixin' to (Southern for preparing/getting ready) leave the Basement to enjoy some sunshine. Think I'll grab a book and check out the hammock...pure joy! Just finished these items...which do you like best? I love, love, love the baby gift set with the fireman theme! So glad to finally have large and medium black totes back in stock and think the shoulder tote shown here will be very popular too.

Also wanted to share another pic from our photo are 'the girls' (please ignore that kissy couple in the background there) ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This & that

If someone had told me I would ever stay home from school to dog sit, I wouldn't have believed it. But yesterday I did. Picked up Ruca at 7 am and babied her until Hanna came to collect her. She is so drugged up in this picture, poor baby...I know, she looks like a horse and most babies don't weight 78 lbs! but she really is a sweetie and I'm relieved that she is recovering quickly. Anyway, I did get some basement work done, so the day wasn't a total wash. Stitched up shirts for the boys using the Gobble Alphabet from Planet Applique . They have the cutest designs and I'm totally blowing my 'design purchasing budget'. Also finished seven travel mugs and church bag for bridesmaid/flower girl gifts.

Don't really have anything else to say....I'm totally using this post to procrastinate...just don't feel like stitching tonight.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Good & Bad

We got a sneak peek at a couple of pictures from our family photo shoot with Hope Bray...they are good.
My 'grand dog', Ruca, bolted out of the house and right into the path of a PT Cruiser this was bad. The vet & staff at the emergency clinic were fabulous. Just called for an update and fortunately, her diagnosis is the 'lesser of the evils'. After a VERY expensive night in the doggie hospital, she gets to come home and with TLC and some meds, is going to be alright. She is getting obedience training for Christmas.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just sewing...

Nothing much happening 'round here...just lots of sewing. Church bags and shoe bags were on today's list...tons of fun colors and designs.
Listened to/watched some interesting ACC and SEC football while I worked. SC beat Alabama...wooo! least Hanna looked good. She called to say she'd had lots of compliments and inquires about her adorable Bama top. Sounded like they were having fun...that was before the game started.
Speaking of the Bamba wear...had to do a major make-over on the top when she picked it up. While cute on the hanger, the pillowcase design was not at all flattering on the body. It seriously looked like a maternity top complete with built-in-baby. And even though I HATE doing alterations, it had to be adjusted. So I transformed the 'barrel' into an A-line empire baby doll kinda thingy and we both loved the finished product.
Back to football.. Hard day for the Orange teams...NC beat Clemson? huh. And the Bulldogs were so unkind to Tennessee. Wouldn't have matter which team, win or lose, sure wish I had been tailgating somewhere in the South on this perfect college football day.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Feels like Fall Y'all!

This was a wonderfully fun, but very busy weekend. Friday afternoon our whole clan (4 daughters, two son-in-laws, three grandsons, hubby & I) gathered for a photo session with Hope Bray. She is fabulous and we had such a good time. I can not wait to see our pictures. On Saturday, we celebrated two birthdays with one party (good call Mom Lauren!). Jack turned three and Paul is one...they are growing too fast!
In addition to processing several orders, I made shirts for the birthday boys and the 'Bama' pillowcase top for Hanna. Without a doubt, she will look precious and be ready to 'roll with the tide' on Saturday. This is absolutely my favorite season and today was a perfect Fall day. I managed to spend a nice lazy hour in the hammock between working in the basement, catching up on laundry and other chores. It's been a great weekend.
Happy Fall Y'all!