Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sewing apps

For those of you who have Ipods or Ipads. There is a wonderful app that is called Sewingkit.
It helps you keep track of fabric, patterns , measurements and much more.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Clergy Robe

I have made several robes like this - I enjoy being able to use coordinating different brocades to embellish these types of Cassocks. I recently visited the garment district in NYC and I found many different brocades that can be used with type of robe. I have more pics to come. Chow

Pattern Description: CassockPattern Sizing:44-46

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, indeed.

Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I have made it several times - i like the versatility. You can change it and make it your own. I don't care for sewing on so many buttons - looking for an alternative.
Fabric Used:Rayon blend.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I like to use brocade coordinating fabric for the collar and cuffs.
Would you sew it again? Yes, yes , yes

Would you recommend it to others?Yes, absolutely!

Conclusion: Overall , I enjoying sewing using this pattern. It is one of my TNT.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Long time comin'

It's been a while. I have been viewing other blogs and getting inspired. My son is almost back to 100 percent, he is not doing any sports just yet but he is helping to manage the football team at his school. I have been sewing but I have not had time to take pictures to post.
My husbands mom passed away which was a major blow to our family. Not matter how much you try to prepare yourself - you are really never ready for it when the times comes.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June is my month to celebrate

June is our month to celebrate, My birthday on the 13th , his birthday on the 22nd, and our wedding anniversary on the 15th.

This picture was taken at our 20th anniversary celebration.

Needless to say the childrens birthdays follow July, August and September and a short break then Feburary. Then it starts all over again.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Real Talk - A new day!

Thank God for a new day, a new week. Another chance to get it right. When people affect your life, negatively or positively - choose to draw what helps you from the relationship. Make it work for YOU. It's easy to take the positive, but use the negative as a learning tool. Learn about the person and then learn about yourself. What are you willing to tolerate?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another sweetsixteen

This the Birthday girl in her second dress. I used Butterick #5323 view A. There are jewels on the waistband - I glued and sewed them on.
Me and the Birthday girl.

These are the girls from her court. The dresses are made from Butterick # 5457 view E. The pleats in these dresses gave me a problem but once I did the first 2 , it was full steam ahead.
Oh, the young lady second from the left is my daughter.

Unfortunately , I didn't get a good shot of the first dress, i used Mc Call #6029.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Good Day everyone

It's been ages since I have been on my blog. I have been sewing and looking at other blogs. But, mainly I have been taking care of my son , he had open heart surgery on May 24th. The operation went well, with minimal complications. He is now on the mend - he is 19 and thinks he is superman, but his body is telling him otherwise, lol.
The surgeon said "it's was the biggest defect I've ever seen", I am giving God thanks that it was found and could be repaired. I meet several people at the hospital who had children that needed new hearts , one as young as 7 months old. For them I am praying also.

I will be posting some pics soon.

Until then - peace.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pillows for local Army Reserve Unit

I found these pillow panels at Walmart. I made 20 pillows for a local Amry reserve unit here in Long Island. The were donated to the family support group that have soilders that are away from home. I would love to make more - I keep checking Wal-mart to see if the got it back in, unfortunately many of the local Wal-marts here in NY have stopped selling fabric :-{{{{{

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thank you all

Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. The condition my son has is called ASD (ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT) basically its a hole that needs to be closed. I will fill you all in as the time draws near - he is scheduled to have the surgery in late May.

It is so nice to know that there is a community of caring and kind people such as yourselves.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Celebrating my little Brothers Birthday

We went to Caroline's Comedy Club in NYC for my brothers Birthday. Kevin Hart was the featured comedian for the evening. I made a gift basket for him and got to meet him backstage as well as my brother. He was hiliarous , he is very talented young man. His style of comedy is very down to earth and clean (which helped me to enjoy the show even more).

It's been forever

It's been a long while since I blogged. I have found time though to keep up with the blogs of others. I have been busy with the family. One of my sons is facing a health challgene - after a college physical , it was dicovered that he has to have open heart surgery. This came as a shock because he has been and continues to be athletic. He is currently on the Track team at Nassau Communty College and doing quite well (if I might add).
I am grateful to God that the heart defect was found because so many times these things are not detected until it is to late. So I am grateful knowing that God will see us through.

I have kept my self busy with crafting, sewing and my gift basket business "Expressions Of Faith - All occasion gift baskets. I am also working on developing a counseling and resource organization for teen mothers. "Project - Promised Destiny".

I am going to post pictures soon - just got a new camera, still learning how to work it. lol