A girl and her best friend her dog.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Kaylee's bikini strap hook cracked awhile back and I am just getting around to repairing it.
I am teaching myself how to sew blind hem on my serger. Unfortunately, it is taking longer that I anticipated to get the hang if it. The stitching is still not blind but very visible in the crease here. If I can get the settings right, there will be no crease and the stitching will barely show. Just a few more adjustments on the serger sewing machine foot and I hope to have it right. Big sigh....I just want it to look right and I won't settle until it is.
Friday, July 12, 2013
My girls were so excited to go to Purina Farms today. They both love animals so this was a very fun day for them.
Kaylee waving "Hi!" To the "Sicilian" Donkey. My girls don't know they they are Sicilian Italians but I had to smile knowing this animal's ancestors came from Sicily like my family.
Both girls petting the chicken. Photo turned out blurry though.
"Mommy baby piggy is resting," says Kaylee.
Girls petting a little rabbit.
We watched the dog show. My girls loved it. Kaylee says she wants to train our dog to do tricks.
Kaylee told me, "I teach Brandy to catch a frisbee."
dog flying through the air to catch a frisbee.
My pictures of the diving dock dogs didn't turn out. It was fun to see the high flying dogs jump and land in the pool. Kaylee said she wants up teach Brandy our yellow lab how to swim. I told her Brandy knows how to swim. Her cute little eyes were excited when she realized what I meant.
A bunch is the kids from our group watching the littlest people play.
Omg! Our whole group stood on a scale, all together with adults and kids we weighed as much as a dairy cow. Uh oh!
My girls looking into the Koi and goldfish pond.
Kaylee sat down to take a break and enjoy the pretty scenery.
My girls posing, well sort of, near the waterfall of the Koi pond.
Sophia and one of her best friends hanging out by the waterfall.
Kaylee running the Auger that demonstrates how dog and cat food are made.
Turn that wheel faster Kaylee.
"Look, I made it go!"
What a fun day we enjoyed learning about animals, their food, and how some do tricks with lots of friends.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Last night I wanted to try a new technique sewing on rattail cord with the cording foot. This application would be useful to add a decorative cording on fabric. However, I had something else in mind. I had this idea in my head and I just had to try it. Would it work?
Of course! It worked. I serged rainbow variegated thread onto rattail cord, added a lobster claw, two crimp beads and two pony jump rings and suddenly I had a rainbow colored braided bracelet.
Then, I thought let me try yellow and black for my Winghaven Wahoos swimmer Sophia.
As a Stl Cardinal fan my whole life, I thought let me try red and white.
Next I pulled the ponytail elastic out of my hair, wondering if I could use the cording foot to cover it in peacock blue. Well, it worked but I may have to practice ending the threads a bit. The girls can wear it though because the slight extra threads won't be noticeable when wrapped around their hair. I am going to try trimming the threads a bit more. I love when I make discoveries of how to make something new on my serger. That is the coolest part of playing with my serger.
Sophia was excited about the bracelets this morning.
I also tried one more with metallic confetti looking thread. Sophia insisted upon having me buy this thread for her yesterday. Looks even better in person.
Friday, July 5, 2013
I am so excited. I found the first grape tomato yesterday morning.
I washed it and ate it. Delicious!
Later that afternoon I found five more tomatoes although they were cherry tomatoes which I had to share with my kids. :).
Jalapeno's are looking good too.