A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Friday, December 23, 2016

Checking In........

Oh, how I've missed my sewing blog friends and sewing projects!

Dear Hubby is on the mend.  Progress is slow.  The Orthopedic surgeon scheduled him for an MRI, but since he has a pacemaker they had to reschedule him for a CTSCAN.  The radiologist didn't see any fracture in the foot and now have to wait to see the Orthopedic until January 5th.  His foot is continually painful and and swells.  I know that he is ready to get back to work, but there is some reason he is meant to be off until after the holidays.

My recent project on our home has been the dining room/entry.  I've painted the trim and walls.  Added trim around and on top of the doorways, hung new curtains and cleaned the french doors of the sewing room.  I'm planning on building two tables for either side of the french doors and add a rug under the dining room table.

Dining room before/Entry & into kitchen
Dining room after/ Entry & into kitchen

Dining room before/ Bedroom wall

Dining room after/ Bedroom wall

Dining room before/Sewing room wall
Dining room after/Sewing room wall

Christmas shopping was unusually tough this year.  Since de-cluttering, buying items made me think twice if the receiver REALLY needed it and was it useful.........Girl M is 14 and I thought that it would be much easier if I just let her pick out what she wanted.  She enjoyed shopping for herself way too much!  Boy F is 17 and all he asked for was over $300 a piece.  He's got good taste!  Dear Hubby is with me 24/7 so shopping for him was impossible while at the stores so what little I bought, I did online.  The most fun to shop for was our new daughter in law.  She loves Pioneer Woman and I do love buying Pioneer Woman stuff! Perfect!!!!

I purchased fabric this past week from Fabricmartfabrics.com in hopes that it would spark my sewing mojo.  I gearing up to sew but I also have a few rooms left to work on in the house too.  I keep thinking I want a new dress, but it's still hot here in Florida.  We hit a high this past week of 89 degrees.  I don't wish snow and sleet, but man, my Christmas tree has dried up and is almost dead from the heat!

I'm thinking of maybe sewing up a yoga style skirt and a maxi skirt from a black jersey knit fabric that I've had too long.  Maybe something easy will get my sewing mojo back!  I also have three UFO's waiting to be finished.  It would be nice to get them out of the way before the new year.

I wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year!

Until next time...............



  1. So glad you checked in with us. Miss your posts. So sorry healing is going so slow. My mom slipped on ice and hurt her wrist. Same deal-swelling on and off, lot of pain. They X-rayed multiple times. No break they said. Years and years later, she broke that same arm. X-ray showed a hairline crack in the wrist because it had calcified. Sending healing prayers.

    Love, love, love the redecorating. Beautiful.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Happy to see you. You sure have been busy. You are a woman after my own heart. I love to do the home projects that you are doing. Feels so fresh. Yours is looking great. I really like the molding over the doors that you did.
    Maybe you have lost the sewing mojo because you have too many other things to think about. I know that when I start a home project I get totally immersed. And I have to finish before I can start something new. I am incapable of multitasking (took me 50 years to figure that one out!) Anyway, you have hubby under foot, teenagers, Christmas etc. No wonder sewing has been pushed back a bit. It will be that much better when you do get back to it.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  3. Missed you too Bonnie! The redecorating really looks great, amazing what a difference some paint and trim can do, they look like totally different rooms. I am glad your husband is getting better, but it is tough for it to be taking so long. I had much more swelling for longer with my broken leg than when I broke my arm, maybe because it is a lower extremity? Yes, easy projects are best when you need to get a jump start back to sewing. It is no wonder you haven't been sewing, with all that you have been doing! Merry Christmas Bonnie, so nice to hear from you!