Thursday, July 20, 2006

Catching Up

Thank you all for your positive comments about the new blog look. I agree with you that Katie has done a fabulous job, and I know she is greatly encouraged by your kind words. Not only did Katie do all the html computer techie stuff, but she actually went through my fabric stash and took many pictures trying to get just the one perfect photo. I was amazed at the result-- piles of fabric that ended up looking like bolts of fabric in the picture. Can you pick out the 4 Amy Butler fabrics in the blog header?

In case you've wondered where Jessica is, she has been having computer problems and can't post. She has been busy sewing her bridesmaid dress for Bonny's wedding. It only lacks the hem, but I helped pin that in place so she can finish it. The dress looks beautiful, and I hope Jessica will post pictures eventually.

I have taken some time in the past week to do some sewing as well. Heather wanted an old favorite skirt copied, so I tried my hand at that. It came out quite well, and Heather wore it today. I was pleased, because normally I do not like to sew anything without a pattern. The skirt was simple enough, however, and it went together easily. Pictures to come....

Life has been busy. Summer is quickly fading and school will be starting soon. I must begin focusing on school preparations and less time on computers and sewing. My goal is to get all the links at the top of the blog working soon so that the blog can be "finished" (until the next revision, ha ha). Once that is done I won't have to spend so much time on the computer, right?

One more thing.... Remember the vintage apron pattern I posted about earlier? I sent it to my sister-in-law, and she made an apron! Doesn't it look wonderful? Patsy said that the directions were not very clear, but I think her apron is great. I just love vintage-looking aprons! We have been watching old Walton shows and I decided that I must make an apron like Mrs. Walton's.

Again, thanks for all the comments on the last post. It is nice to see some new names and make some new friends in the process.



  1. So sorry about Jessica's computer problems. My father grew up in Schyler, VA. He knew the Hamner's (Walton's). I grew up near Rockfish Gap. We used to watch the show and get a kick out of it. There is a museum there in the old school. I took my children there. I found out because we didn't have cable they had never seen an episode. My Momma had to rectify that and recordered them for my children to see! I understand about school planning. We are going to try to start next week in the afternoons as it is so hot. Good luck!

  2. hello, nice blog. i was surfing through blogs and found this one. i enjoy finding other sewing blogs. i will be linking to you and checking back often :)

  3. Dear Jessica and Ruth, Thank you for inspiring me with your apron challenge. I have just posted the results on my blog: