Monday, January 11, 2010


I've been wanting to make a regency style dress for myself for at least 10 months. Why I haven't gotten around to it is another post. But, finally, the first step is over - I made the chemise using the Sense and Sensibility pattern.

Flat-felling all the seams was definitely the most, well, trying part of making this. All the rest came quite easily.

It is very cold here!

Before moving on to the stays, I'm going to quit procrastinating and make something that has been on my "to sew" list for too long!
But I have to get some fabric first - good thing those JoAnn's coupons came in the mail today...

P.S. Hope everyone likes the new music!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas Sewing (and crosstitch and knitting and scrapbooking)

This is another buttercup bag made with the leftover fabric of the other one, but I quilted this one for more durability.

The quilting. I used my favorite color thread!

The PJ pants...

The plaids didn't match up too well on these...oh well.

The aprons...

The knitting was a pair of mittens I forgot to take a picture of - sorry!

Now that all the gift sewing has been given, something for myself was in order. I began sewing my Regency chemise the week after Christmas. I'm almost done, so soon I'll post about that.

P.S. This is my 50th post!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Cincinnati : Part Two

At long last! The second (and final) installment of our trip. I never got any pictures at the actual conference, so these are from the other events of the journey. Except Goodwill, but that's a whole nother post! I'll narrate as we go along...

At the Creation Museum

The "Garden of Eden"

It's one of the very few surviving copies of the original Greek Bibles.

Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses.

At lunch

Yours truly

After lunch we walked out on the deck looking over the lake and park. You cant tell in these pictures, but it was snowing very lightly at the time. You probably can tell, however, that it was very windy!

At dinner everyone ate "Cincinnati chili", an event I'm not likely to ever repeat.

One night at the Creation Museum they had a live nativity, which we attended in the freezing cold!

Mary and Joseph

The rest of the outside "park" was decorated with lights. Here the lights are being reflected in the lake, which was partially frozen.

Finally, we headed home. After five days in freezing cold, snowy weather, I was very ready to return to our more temperate climate.

Again, I am not asleep. And Baby definitely isn't.
(Why did we ever give her that?!?!)

Somewhere in the mountains there appeared a sea of cloud.

I had a great time at the conference with old friends and new, and received much knowledge from the speakers presenting. I failed to take pictures at the conference part but it was the reason for the trip! Through the wisdom shared I was able to gain a more Biblical understanding of the Sufficiency of Scripture.

See you later!

The Geegs