Sunday, October 10, 2010


Today is the Chicago Marathon -If I would have planned better, like first of the year, maybe I could have trained to run this. Just cause 10 is my favorite number and it would have been cool to have been part of it. But it was a little warm for the runners. I did watch it for the first time on TV - really enjoyable to watch. Someday, maybe someday, I will be part of the 45,000 runners.

I have been needing to make a dust cover for my WII fit board. It sits under my entertainment cabinet and gets pretty dusty. SO I grabbed some scrap material I had for years. It is an ivory printed canvas of musical related print. I was thinking I would make a horizontal folder type cover. Didn't work that well. SO I used fabric glue to hold the middle seam after sewing a 1/4 seam all around my 32" x 25" piece of fabric. Then I sewed the one short end. I folded over the other short end about with a 1/4 seam to allow for a draw string. Kinda turned out to be a duffel bag. SO it works for now, I think I will tweak when I start making them to sell on Etsy. My first try turned out OK.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Perfect Protest

I can across This blog of Renee Brown who is promoting her new book. She is having a protest to perfection all week. What a great idea. I am just learning how important it is to forgive myself. This book is coming into my world at a good time I believe.

I will never be perfect - but I am pretty damn good
I will never be wealthy - but I grateful that I am currently employed making a good buck
I am becoming less and less social
I will never be stick thin, but I am learning to enjoy being healthy by eating right and working out. I do this for me !!!
I will never be the perfect mother, sister, friend, aunt, manager, employee but I will strive not to be the worst.
I will never be on the cover of a magazine but there must be people that see beauty in me sometimes.
I am learning to live in the moment because that's where my energy should be. Can't change the past and can't predict the future.
My thought, my choice, my power.
I think meditating will actually improve my life and I need to embrace this ASAP.
I need a relationship with God
I am going to believe in me, forgive me, respect me and most importantly LOVE ME.

Da Bears

I have been wanting to make this for awhile and since football season is here ....
I used some fabrics from a thrift store - a blue checked sheet, a solid orange shower curtain, an orange dotted fabric from my scrap pile and a navy blue twin sheet I had and never used. The flags are 6" wide and 6" high - cut with pinking shears and sewed onto navy blue bias tape. I used white iron on letters and made a brown football from felt with white felt laces. This will be great to use at any tailgate party or even better a SUPER BOWL party !!!! GO BEARS.

Friday, October 1, 2010


How did October come so fast !! I do enjoy the fall though - I really look forward to cooler weather, warm clothes, comfort food, apple cider and the list goes on.

Today I finished a quick project. I got this teal canvas bag at a thrift store for only .90 cents. I used a fabric scrap that I got a few years ago from the sample sale at 1154 Lill (a great company that makes purses by your design - you get to pick the fabrics). The flowered scrap piece covered the pattern on teh bag and created a nice size pocket on the outside. I also bunched some yellow fabric scraps that I got from the same sale this year. It turned out really cute and it was quick and easy. I will use the bag for groceries, a craft tote or whatever. I need to make some more of these for gifts I think.