Friday, August 29, 2008

Bits and Pieces

It's been a long week and I'm I only have bits and pieces to share...

Last week I went to Ikea and bought new supports for my sewing table. For a long time now I've wanted to make it the appropriate height for me to stand at and cut on it. For the last few years its been at sitting chair height which means I have to bend way over to cut on it...and my back has started to complain.

I combined the Ikea trip with a furniture store trip - but that is a story for another post - and ended up spending all day in the street. So Sunday dawns nice and late, I don't know why I overslept but tired I am and tired I've been all week...and I go to assemble the drawer base for the table top and to my horror I discover that the drawers are about 4" to tall. Y'all know I was toasty on Sunday right?

Anyway my girlfriend and her husband came to my rescue and the table legs are now 4" shorter...Here is the after (yeah, I know it's junky but I will clean it off before I begin sewing this weekend!):


Besides watching the Democratic National Convention this week, I also read a great book by one of my favorite authors. It's called The Race by Richard North Patterson. If you like great fiction - you have GOT to read this book! It was fantastic so good that I read it in a week!


I've had some more vintage patterns show up - I know, I know, I know...and a few more pieces of fabric...Sheila did your argyle arrive yet? Do you like it? I think I'm gonna work on mine while I'm off for the next few days...and the new Threads is here so I'm going to curl up in bed in a minute and read it.


Finally does anyone know who designed the dress that Michelle Obama wore on the second night of the Democratic National Convention? The bluish sheath dress with the ruffles??? around the neck? If you do know would you leave a comment? Thanks!

Since I'm off for a few days after Labor Day, I will definitely have some sewing to more later!!!


  1. Carolyn, is this the one you are talking about? The one by Maria Pinto?

  2. Carolyn,
    This link seems to list all of designers

    style spotter

    I hope this helps


  3. I hear the back problems! They seem to start at "a certain age", don't they?

    We are so lucky this race! Michelle and Cindy are both beautiful, and now with Sarah Palin, we have lots of wonderful clothes to watch. Can the politicians live up to the women's wardrobes? More to unfold this fall...

    Have a wonderful long sewing weekend!

  4. I'm still waiting for the fabric, but spent the day in the city last week and purchased a few yards of blue/lt. blue argyle fabric. I think I've narrowed down the pattern to use for it. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

  5. I hear you on the long week, last week, I couldn't wait to get some sewing done this weekend, I needed it like shower after a good workout, lol


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