Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Joy of Blog Friends

I just love my blog friends. Awhile back Trena was looking for someone to do some machine embroidery and I offered to do it since I love fun little embroidery projects. Last night I picked up the mail and there was a beautiful package with 2 pair of hand made earrings from Trena! What a pleasant surprise!!! I also got my June issue of BWOF which I had been (im)patiently waiting for, so it was a great mail day! The earrings are perfect as I recently got my hair cut in a short new style, so I have been really tring to wear cute earrings. It didn't really matter too much when my hair was longer because they weren't so obvious. I will take some pictures later...I am currently in my bathrobe and have not had a shower yet...nobody should see that in cyberworld!!! Sewing is progressing. I put some embroidery on a simple summer dress I had in my closet for a couple of years. It was rather plain and was destined for the charity box if I didn't come up with something to jazz it up. It is yellow (not my usual color), so I embroidered this adorable daisy with a couple petals falling off toward the skirt and it livened the dress right up. Voila...instant wardrobe update! I did a couple of baby blankets too for a friend using a new stitch on my Evolve that I had not used before and then embroidering her name in the corners. I have been making these personalized blankets for a couple of friends now...the first was a dalmation print fleece for a little boy...his name done in red...the other was pink camo fleece for a little girl whose Daddy is a hunter. The cool thing is that they used the blankets for pictures to send in their announcements. The babe was wrapped in the blanket with their name prominently displayed. I like it!!! Last night I had Tom help me with a body map. I have been voraciously reading Pati Palmer's "Fit for Real People" and have made better fit my goal for this year. It really was enlightening to see where my body is not perfect and I got some insight into where some of my fit problems lie. Today is dedicated to sewing and hanging out. A friend is coming by later with her baby so I think movies are in order! Have a great day!!!

7 comments:

Julia said...

Blog friends are great! Enjoy the earrings.
I love the baby blanket idea. I've just been invited to a bridal shower that is this coming Sunday. I would like to make something but am at a loss as to what. Do you have any ideas. It would have to be a super simple quick project seeing as how I have other sewing to do too. I may go the gift card route,but would rather not.

Sewfast said...

His & Hers towels or embroider a fleece throw with Mr & Mrs ... and their wedding date? I do much better with baby goodies! :)

gwensews said...

Blog friends seem to always come to the rescue don't they? I LOVE earrings!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That dress sounds adorable! Glad you liked the earrings.

Kat said...

You are a GREAT bog friend, Mary! So giving of your time to help people out. If only more people were so helpful in the real world in would be a better place!

Kat said...

That was blog friend, Mary! Gosh, I've had one too many Long Island Iced Teas tonight... Need I say more?

storkfish said...

Hey!
I'm a lurker on your blog for quite a while, but now I want to ask you something :)
What is this bodymap? Is it like a sloper or is it more like a silhouette drawing?
Greetings, keep on writing your fun blog :)