Friday, April 15, 2011

Long Time, No See...

Hello everyone!  I've missed you all!

Well, I needed some time to heal from life mishaps.  Loss of home, loss of job, marital issues, and trying to give the younger children some stability in the midst of it all!  And, I'm happy to report that God is Good, even in the middle of the mess; and that things are starting to turn around!

I am thankful to the childrens' school and neighbors and friends who have opened their homes and hearts to us all!  I love you, all!

Any hoot!  Here are some WIPs and a PhD I am working on and that have helped with my sanity!

I started this project soon after (or, maybe during) Christmas.  Hexagon piecing has always intrigued me, then I found a wonderful tutorial by Texas Freckles; and joined the Hexagon Charm Quilt Flickr Group.  I've done more than shown, but I still have a long way to go to have enough for a twin, maybe full size quilt.  It's great to do while 'waiting', or 'listening' to a movie or tv!

Then, I started a knitting project for a customer/friend.  A poncho!  This pic was taken in its beginning stage and I've come a long way since, but still working on it...

Here's some Junk Love/Thrifty projects:
a pair of pajama pants for my daughter (and, will make a pair for myself) along with nightgowns for her and I.  Purchased the full size fitted and flat sheets with 2 matching pillowcases for about $2 in its original package!

Next, is a workout and beach ensemble in dusty blue terrycloth.  It's large scraps from a crafty friend who was spring cleaning.  This terry is soooooo soft!  I made a peasant top and yoga pants with a bell leg and slits on side of pant legs.  Great for the beach!  Just to hang out in or as a cover-up!  Florida sun can be brutal during the summer!

My current project...
Rompers are 'IN', again!  I remember wearing them 'back in the day'; pant and short rompers.  I loved them then, and love them now!

Here's a close-up!  (sorry for the poor pic quality)
This is a vintage Vogue pattern circa 1960.  Of course, I will be altering and drafting this pattern to fit me and my body.  You can go along for the ride, as I work on this project!
Here is the fabric choice!  Not sure of the type fabric, but it's flow-ey and will give good 'drape' to the pattern!  I think I'm going to wear this for my second oldest daughter's high school graduation on June 1.  Yeah!

I'm still plugging away on my PhD's in my participation of Myra's PhD Challenge!  I've committed to completing four of my projects by June.  So far, this is 2 and 2 more to go!  Still quilting this one with my grandson's help (as you can see)!  I guess I'd better get crackin'!

I'm glad you all 'hung in there' with me and it's glad to be back with my online friends!  Have a Glorious weekend!

Peace, Junk Love, Happy Sewing, Quilting and Crafting!



Char said...

Glad to hear things are getting better. God is good.

Myra said...

Wow Stacy, you and your family have been through a lot this past while... Prayers for you...

You've been very productive! I look forward to seeing your Hexie quilt progress! 8-)

You are a seamstress! You projects are looking good! I haven't sewn clothes in a long while... maybe it is time to give it a go again...

I look forward to seeing your 2nd PhD finish show up on the group blog! 8-)

Take care pretty lady!
God bless...