Did you miss me?
It seems just a little while ago I packed my bag and my travel buddy, Jerry the Minion, and left my sewing machine behind. I did have a couple of weeks off there – it went by so fast. I had a blast!
I made a few new friends on my trip. This is Olive. While I was visiting, Olive had a small medical condition. Olive’s goals in life were to be given continuous and abundant attention by someone, anyone … and get out of her “cone”. Olive succeeded at both!
This is Pip. Pip doesn’t entertain guests. Instead, he saunters under the bed and stays there until you leave. Amazingly enough though he stuck around for most of my visit and was very friendly with us. Quite unusual behaviour; although by the look on his face, he doesn’t seem too pleased with the attention!
My last new friend was a little “spitfire” called Rudy. Rudy is a young little pup, a rescue dog, full of energy and determined to do a proper job protecting his family by barking at you for the first few minutes of the first few mornings of your visit. Just a noisy little “Good morning!” But in my efforts to make him “purr” (yes, I have cats) by scratching him under the chin, he gave me such a loving look!
What did I do on my holidays?
Well, I ate healthy meals.
I got plenty of exercise. This is a photo of me at the Telus Spark Centre pushing the handle so I could produce electricity to get the most colours lit up!
I worked so hard creating electricity that afterwards I had to have a rest on the bed of nails. Seriously, I cannot describe how COMFORTABLE it was to lie down on this bed!
Of course, we couldn’t miss out on the Calgary Stampede Dog Bowl Show and neither should you. So many excited, enthusiastic, loving, well trained canines – it just makes you want to get a dog of your own to play with and hug!
And how did I fare for two weeks without a sewing machine?
Well, first off, I did have my sewing pattern drafting to keep me busy in the few down times. I’ll be looking for pattern testers again in a month or so. Then again, I did collect quite a few emails during my last call for pattern testers here. But hey, if you haven’t already, don’t hesitate to sign up with the form on that blog post. You never know what might happen!
Secondly, it turns out my sister, Susan on the Soapbox, wanted new curtains on her guest bedroom window. So I went to Fabricland with her, fondled some fabric, and helped her pick out something nice. As if she needed my help … she has great taste. I helped with the measuring and cutting, and supervised her sewing … as if she needed it. Well done, Susan! Your new curtains look FABULOUS DARHLING!
Did you notice the new WordPress Theme? Every year I try to shake things up a bit and I thought this year would be the year of the “Maxwell” theme.
Notice the heading at the top of the page? A dear friend of mine gifted me with a pretty box of antique and retro sewing supplies, which were collected from shops in Paris! I took a few photos of the box and the supplies and uploaded them onto my blog. Better yet, I uploaded a few of the photos, so every time you come back for a visit you will see a new random photo! I want to give a special “thank you” to Tracy for these very chic supplies!
So what sewing project is next for me? JEANS! I have had them cut out for a while now and although they won’t be the first pair I have ever made, I do have something special in mind this time to “decorate” them. Stick around and you will see step by step what I get up to!
What projects are you getting into now? Share with us!
STASH BUSTING WITH THIS PROJECT? None yet, but soon! Still 131.2 meters left!