Thursday, April 9, 2009


Went to Goodwill tonight with the Man because I needed some retail therapy, walked in at 8:37pm, right before they closed at 9, and this is what greeted me! For $8.00!!!!!!!!!
It is missing two of the buttons but I DON'T CARE. It hits me at the knees and it is that really nice, smooth, good-quality faux fur. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE the shawl collar. No label, but it's a really good one! MINEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Of course, I can't wear it much more this spring but it will be so fun to play with next winter!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

CC's dress turned out so nice, and it looks amazing on her! I can't post pictures yet because she hasn't worn it, but as soon as I can, I'll show some. I just didn't want to steal her thunder!

I have another sewing job lined's going to be an ongoing thing. Little nervous about that one, but I think it's going to be ok. Not mention all the little sewing things for the store that I have to do! I have to hem (for a customer) this huge 50s Mexican circle skirt that won't be hard, just time-consuming. I need to send out eBay invoices too. Get that stuff packed up and gone. I want to spend a little of what I made recently on a new/new to me sewing machine that does buttonholes by itself...I love my old machine and it works fine, but it doesn't do buttonholes. I have the attachment to do them but it is clumsy and weird and doesn't work that well. I just don't know if I want to go the electronic route because I have heard they are harder to fix. I see a trip to 35th Avenue Sew and Vac in my future to look at machines....and oh, that's right, they have a fabric section in the back, gee, I'll just have to mosey on back there and take a wee peek at fabric. :-D

I also need a new iron. I want a really good Rowenta or the Oreck steam iron. I want the burlesque girl fabric at, and I want a whole week where I don't have to do anything but sew. I am feeling the need to create on a large scale!

But, I have the rest of the April weekends all worked out with Dan so on the 24th we can go see the Jump Back Brothers and the 25th to see Bad News Blues. That will be a great weekend! I am so happy that my Daddy is free to do things again. I didn't realize until this weekend in Jerome truly how much I have missed that the last 8 months.

I have plans for a Chippie Reunion lunch and the Hotel San Carlos Slumber Party. This WILL happen this year. I am determined!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Just the cute and nothing but

Just because he is so darn cute, this is my Boo, my little peanut, my lovely little redheaded grandson! The first picture is his mama, my sweet daughter, cutting my own son's hair today.

Ohhhhhhhhhh my gingham skirt worked so well, and I got lots of lovely comments on it! It spun PERFECTLY, and considering how many times Louis turned me when we were dancing Saturday afternoon, I think he agreed! What a wonderful day. I love Jerome. I love good music and good friends and Miller High Life beer. I think it was the BEST Jump Back Brothers show EVER. The energy was so good and by the third set lots of people were dancing. The Spirit Room is such a magical place. It was just a perfect day, now that all the legal ugliness is behind Louis and me. Such fun!