Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 5

Sewing project five- a sewing machine cover. You can't tell by looking at it but this project was a bear. I had a hard time cutting the pieces straight, I stuck myself with pins numerous time (drawing blood once), I had to rip seams apart three different times because I put sections together wrong, and I had to rip out trim and start over because I hadn't sewn it to the oilcloth. It was 8th grade Home Ec all over again. Hopefully, I got all the mistakes out of my system with this one.

Monday, September 22, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 4

Sewing project four- pillow covers. Front.


Friday, September 19, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 3

Sewing project three. One pin cushion and four fabric weights made with left over material from my apron project and felt. The weights were made using circular pin cushion instructions but I just made the basic shape and then filled them with marbles instead of Polyfil. I need fabric weights more than another pin cushion right now.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Sewing Table

My husband built this for me using an IKEA INGO dining table.  He cut a hole in the table top and suspended a shelf under the opening. He used the instructions from this site with a few minor changes.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 2

My first real sewing project. An apron with a nice big pocket.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 1

Sewing project one- small bag for sewing machine foot control.

Foot control inside bag.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

L'amour Est Enfant De Bohème (Love Is A Gypsy Child)

Iil n'a jamais, jamais, connu de loi.
Si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime,
Et si je t'aime, prends garde à toi!
(Prends garde à toi!)
Si tu ne m'aimes pas, si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime!
(Prends garde à toi!)
Mais si je t'aime, si je t'aime, prends garde à toi!
-Habanera from Carmen

Friday, September 12, 2014

Denver In The 1950s (2)

Same view a few years later. Notice anything different?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Denver's In The 1950s

Sixteenth Street, the main shopping corridor at the time. Daniels and Fisher Department Store tower in the distance.