We're not going to get the ice and snow from Texas and Oklahoma, thank goodness. It went north of us, but we're going to get some nice rain and maybe thunder tonight. Mike unthawed his door locks and windshield and went on to work this morning. Some of his pictures. I'm glad not to be there! I believe the storm is headed for Ooltewah. I'll have to ask Sherry what's going on there.
I'm rushing around getting the house straightened and working a few hours so my night will be free for the Friday Night Sew-In. I'll try to prove it by pictures, if I get anything worth taking pictures of. Just realized that's in February some time, but I still sewed, so I had my own FNSI. I'm glad I was alone too, because it didn't always go perfectly!
Just to make me feel better, below are some things I HAVE done in the past few years.
But first, this is the smocked dress that my mother made for Elise and Emily. It got worn a lot and has been hanging in the closet for 20 years.
Mama was a self-taught smocker and just did her own thing sometimes. I'm not sure if she had a pleater for this or if it was picked up iron-on dots. She did do the little pearls on the front that made it kind of special for the girls.
This is the first bishop I made. I gave a few of them away, and this is the only one that's left. Pretty basic. I really do need to work on construction skills. I just have a hard time with necklines and plackets, etc.
I did this little flannel blanket last year. I saw some squares of flannel with the holes along the edges for crochet and decided to try one. It worked out pretty well. I'll do some embroidery or a monogram one day. I want to order this blade for the rotary cutter so I can cut my own holes along the edges. But $13! I wish the fabric or craft stores sold them, and I could use a coupon. Maybe if I wait....
It's January, and that is a daisy blooming outside the window.
This is just a very small blankie I found in the Target $1 bins and embroidered a design.