Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Simple Life....


This photo was taken at the Festival I went to a few weeks ago where they had some people demonstrating I guess you could say ....."Life in the old days". Those dresses made me wonder how they ever managed to get any work done. I know they worked very hard, but seriously, how do you even climb stairs in those bulky get-ups. I hate to say this but I think they took a few tumbles. I hope they had their pantaloons on when they went cart wheeling around the fields and up and down the steps. I am very happy to wear my stretch pants and bulky sweatshirts most days to carry wash etc. up and down stairs. Even with those on, I have slipped a few times. My observance of these dresses brought back a memory. One day... many years ago, I was driving home from work and decided that my car needed to be vacuumed. I drove up to one of those car washes with the super duper vacuums that suck off the upholstery of your seats and loosen up your floor carpet. Either that or you get one that previously sucked up part of a car and then won't pick up 3 strands of hair. That day I had on a skirt that was mid way past my knee, just a few inches shy of the above dresses. I get out of the car and notice the wind has really picked up. I put the coins in the machine and away we go. The wind blew my skirt into the vacuum and I start wrestling with the vacuum and screaming for help. Cars are driving by probably laughing their butts off at the poor kook trying to get control of the run away vacuum hose sucking up her skirt. Man did I wish I had some pantaloons that day.

Here is a photo of the chair I made Maddie. It stills needs some work, like more stuffing, and some tacking down of the arms, but I learned alot and may make another one with a more "child friendly" pattern to it. This was material I already had and I was trying to get by, like the people in the old days.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

All Dried Up



My blog has been pretty dried up the past few months.  Either I don't have time or don't have anything creative to share on my journal.  Maybe this will just be a ramble post.  I haven't been sleeping all that well half of the time so I rarely feel well during the day.  I do however manage to accomplish the usual activites and to keep going.  I don't feel particularly "inspired" to do much.  I did start making Maddie a chair out of some material I already had but needed one more yard to start sewing it.  I spent too much time going around to the few fabric stores we have left here looking for what I needed and had no luck.  You know the old saying...."Measure twice, cut once"...or "If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over".  I should have remembered those sayings when I went to dive into the project.  It is not that big of a deal really to just start over with the right amount of material, but I became a little obsessed with trying to find the rest of the cordoroy.  I want to maybe start an etsy shop selling baby and toddler items, handmade of course.  I may not make much at first but at least I can give it a twirl.
I missed Dancing with the Stars last night because I had to go to an Auxiliary meeting.  Maybe I can find it online somewhere or anyone reading this can tell me what happened.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever