Friday, September 26, 2008

Curtains, Quilt Show

I'm working on curtains for the kitchen. I did the lower part, now I'm working on the swag portion. I'm stuck on the ruffle portion. It's not turning out how I want it. I think I may have to lengthen or extend the ruffle so that I can get more ruffle. Right now it's kind of flat. I hope I purchased enough fabric. The blue and white fabric is the old curtain. The sunflower fabric is the new curtain. I've never made curtains before. This is a learning experience.

Back in August, I went to a Quilt Show. These are some of the quilts that were on display. My photos are a bit blurry, but the quilt with the large flower was really something. The flower was 3D. It was really pretty. I wish my photo was better.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Car, t-shirt reconstruction

It's been a while since I've posted, but we got a new "used" car. It's another Corolla. As you can see it's white. We decided to go with another corolla to save on gas. Of course, we ended up paying much, much more than we were reimbursed. The way I understand it, it has to do with the way the law is written.
DH is still getting tests to find out how injured he was from the accident. DD is done with her tests and doctor
visits. She has recovered from the accident.
I was in an accident over 10 years ago and still have pain from it. I had a whiplash that resulted in a pinched nerve, TMJ and CD. The insurance has stopped paying for my doctor visits.
As far as sewing, I haven't been doing much. I have been altering t-shirts since the weather has been so hot and muggy. I've been taking old shirts with holes in the underarms and necklines, cutting off the sleeves and turning them into either sleeveless shirts or tank tops to wear at home. It is much cooler that way. This is just one of the shirts I've done. I will post the others later. I hope to have more time to sew now that I am working half time.