Thursday, March 29, 2012

All Caught Up

I am all caught up on my bra for the Ooh La La sew along, and I am pretty darn pleased.
My ma and I found tons of silk in a Goodwill when I went to visit her, and I used a fawn silk that I bought for this bra. Why stash it?
I cut the cups on the bias, and underlined them with sew in tricot interfacing. I basted the heck out of it. 
I was going to line the bra, but it didn't work out. It seemed like the lining was going to make it lumpy, although it worked out fine in the cotton version I made. It's ok. I just pinked all of my seams, but it is tidy enough for a second ever bra.

For me, the tricky part was sewing elastic on neatly, but I got a few great tips from Sarah, one of the ladies leading the sew along, and it went on nicely!

Now for straps and closure! Is it sad that this is already the prettiest bra I own? I have really let my underwear drawer go. Ah, no worries though- I already bought some pretty navy lace at the thrift today for a third go with this pattern!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I have been remiss ...

I know. But this weather- how can I sit and type when it is so lovely outside? I keep thinking about stopping for a minute to write about what goes on, but then I get distracted by just doing, and another day gets away.
A quick list:
1. We are approaching camper completion and looking forward to a fun summer.
In the first shot, hubby is sitting where the cabinets are now. We have really worked hard on this little old Shasta!
2. I planted lettuce, spinach, and kale in the garden, and my herbs have come back from previous years.
3. We adopted six new chicks.
4. The baby turned 2!
Her hospital photo & the morning of her second birthday. Love. Love. Love.
5. I am sewing bra #2 as part of the Ooh La La Lingerie Sew Along
I added straps. This is my reversible muslin in cotton. It turned out like a vintage bikini top, so I think I will make a few in fun cotton prints for summer. 
Ignore the spot (you know where!) I was trying to wash away marking pen. :) Now I am sewing a fan-dancy one in silk.
6. I got a ukulele, and my amazingly talented musician sister gave me my first lesson from NYC via Skype. Technology can be a p.i.t.a., but it's pretty cool when sisters can plot their ukulele based Heart cover band via video conference. I don't know why my sis wants me though- she is Anne and Nancy all rolled up into one!
 So, that's what goes on around here. Can you tell I delight in the little things? Life is good, and I am thankful!

How is spring in your neck of the woods? Are you a Heart fan? Would you rather have Anne's voice, or Nancy's rockin' acoustic skills?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Somewhere in Rural Virginia

We're on a road trip visiting family, and we spotted these amazing bottle trees roadside.