Showing posts from December 5, 2010

And snow it begins

My annual " I'm so tired of the snow " rant begins today.  It just so happens to coincide with the blizzard that is currently underway.   The last snow storm (that happened a week or so ago)  had already gifted our neighborhood with about 11" of snow. No official amount yet for this storm - probably because it's still coming down at a pretty good pace - but I'm certain it's already more than 11". I would hate to think that I'm the only Minnesota blogger who did not post a photo of today's blizzard. So here you go. Miss Abby sitting patiently hoping, hoping, hoping one of us will come outside and play Frisbee with her.  The falling and blowing snow doesn't bother her one bit. She's a Black Lab / Newfie mix and that Newfie blood blessed her with a thick double coat and high tolerance for cold weather. This photo was taken much earlier today as evidenced by what appears to be only small amounts of snow covering the ground.  It&#

Feelin' the love again

Feelin' the love again for Vogue's Today's Fit by Sandra Betzina patterns. After the last one one I sewed (Vogue 1197) I came to realization that they just might not be designed for my body type.  I haven't reviewed that finished knit top yet, and until I do you'll have to trust me that I had to do some major seam tweaking to make it look decent. Oh, but I'm loving this one! Maybe because it's a skirt and as of late I seem to seriously addicted to sewing skirts. It's a 2007 skirt design - Vogue 1018 -  that is already out out of print (OOP). I managed to purchase it almost a year ago right before it was discontinued. At the same time I had purchased enough black polyester crepe ( 's $1.95 sale blogged about here ) to make the skirt. It's been cut and ready to sew for a few months now and this weekend was it's turn to come to life!  It's about half sewn and with my busy schedule this week I likely wont' have time