Sunday, May 4, 2008


I'm sure everyone is busy this time of year ... I know I am! Since my last post, I've been to St Louis. My DH had a meeting to attend and I tagged along so we could drive a little farther west and see my family. It was great! I haven't seen my parents in almost a year and that was a very short visit. I'm hoping to take more time off in September and see them for more than a couple of days.

While my DH was in meetings I took off to find a fabric store. I found Jackman Fabrics and had a lot of fun looking at everything. They had a great quilting section, fashion fabric section and a home dec section. I had plenty of time to look and play. I really don't mind my husband's meetings. LOL!

Work's been really busy and will stay that way for a few months. We're in the middle of budget season. Enough said!

A girlfriend of mine (Darlene) from CA came through this weekend for a visit. She's on her way to a week long workshop and had a chance to stop on they way. She brought a friend (Tami) along who's also attending the workshop. We enjoyed a couple of dinners out on our patio and we managed to do a little shoe shopping on Saturday. Tami mentioned that she needed some new shoes to go with a dress and she wasn't sure what to get. Well, Darlene and I looked at each other, grabbed Tami and headed to some favorite shoe stores. Tami left with 3 new pairs of shoes. Mission accomplished! It's just so much fun to shop for others and spend their money! LOL!

I managed to make a couple of things during the last few weeks. I made a little top for my dgd. I hope it fits. Check out this website ... Luv2Crochet. She has some really cute patterns for little girls and I just had to make one. I made this one out of Cotton Plus. I really like this yarn. I wanted to add some color so I made a little flower and added a button. Maybe DGD will like this added touch.

I also made another skirt to wear to work this summer. It's Simplicity 3506 and I used a rayon fabric I found at Hancock's last summer. I like the top and dress of this pattern, but I'm not crazy about the jacket. I plan to make a turquoise top to go with this skirt, but I'm not sure if I'll use this pattern or try something else. We'll see.

I also started a crocheted cardigan sweater, but it's been frogged already. I wasn't happy with it. I finished crocheting a purse, but it needs a lining. I'll post a picture of it when it's finished.

I hope everyone is doing great! Let me know what you've been up to. I love to read about and see what everyone else is working on.


Karyn said...

You know, that's one great skirt, but what would make it even better is a Simplicity 3835 to match!!!!!


Sound like you had a super trip and I love the little flower on the top. Very nice touch!

Lesalicious said...

You back on your toes I see. Love the skirt so nice and colorful. Great job on the little girls top so cute.:)

Sheila said...

Glad you had a chance to check out a fabric shop and agree its so much fun shopping with someone else's I'm sure your friend enjoyed the time together and 3 pairs of shoes. Your dgd is going to love the top and the flower adds a pretty touch.

Thanks for the lovely compliments.

Mindy said...

I love, love, love the baby top! Congrats on your new grandchild!!