Friday, December 21, 2012

To Grandmother House ......

At the hospital where I work Nurse CG has 2 little children, little girl who I will call Gigi and little boy who will be called Baby Will.

She was explaining her dilema to me. She live a few doors down from her mom. On the day when she comes to work Her mother is off and she take the children. Every morning she has to take them to her mother Gigi gives her a hard time when it time to put on her coat. She has to Fight with her. I do not know what it is like to fight with a 2 year old but the look on her face and the tone of her voice tells she is at her wits end.

Her little girls is so cute in her pictures and Nurse CG is so descriptive of the morning encounters that I can almost visualize it.

Nurse CG has just finish putting baby will in car seat and turns to see gigi laying half on the couch sleeping.
" Gigi put on your coat!"

" NO COAT NO COAT NO COAT"

" You want to see grand right?"

" Yes"

" You need your coat to go see grand ma"

"NO COAT NO COAT NO COAT" with each resistant cry she stomps her foot. She has her boots on. She loves her boots! Nurse CG rolles her eyes as she looks to the sky and thinks out loud " I don't have time for this" she goes grabs her coat and gigi coat and fights with gigi until she wins and out the door they go with gigi crying and baby will joining the crying protest.

She arrives at her mothers house with 2 crying children and gigi half way out of her coat. Her solution is a fleece poncho with a hood. She asked me to make one. She bought the material and a sample poncho of what she wanted for both children and I set out to make them.
This is the sample she brought to me that I based my pattern on.
Work in process. This is the pattern for the hood, and on the side you can see the patter for the poncho itself.
This is almost complete just need the hood to be attached. I forgot to get completed poncho pictures but Nurse loved them. She took them home and put it on Gigi and She loves it. However everytime she uses her arms it lift up  and she is exposed to the cold, so it not exactly what she wants.

So when Gigi came into clinic for appoint I took some measurements. So I am working on Poncho style number 2 which will allow for more movement. However right now when nurse CG says Gigi get your coat on she runs gets the poncho and puts it on with no problem. The new problems is getting her to take it off once she gets to grandma house. It will be 2 hours later and she still has it on. Oh Well.



These are the new ponchos that were delivered today.   I hope gigi and her cousin and baby will like these.

Time to get started on the next sewing project....

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Awesome Foursome minus one



It was time for the Awesome Foursome to get together well minus one. If I remember correctly, the very first time we got together it was Betty, WC and Myself, we had dinner together. At Chili's because WC just loved the steak they had there. Then some time past and I arranged for us to meet at a mexican resturant which is pictured above. They all did not love it so it was going to be 1 of 3's turn to plan the next time we got together. She did not plan anything. So when Betty call and suggested the Light show at the conservatory, WC and I were ready to go. 1 of 3 has challenges that would not have been meet to her satisfaction at the conservatory so it was not mention to her. WC did say something to her but I will deal with that later. Betty has invited her, 1 of 3 to several events but her use of a scooter hinders her from accepting so knowing this we limit out invites to something we know she will have few or no objections to.
The lights are beautiful as I expected. Betty who is an accomplished photographer is the only one I know who can take this picture and you can actually see WC. If I would have taken it you would just see a dark figure standing in front of the light tree. As you will see in the following pictures. Once we left the conservatory we went to local chain resturant and ate and had drink and enjoy conversation! It was fun and so needed. We agreed to get together again much sooner this next time. I think Wine coolers on Betty sunporch sound great!
My phone is not the greatest camera.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sisterfriend Gift

This is hubby and me on our way to our anniversary dinner. I will be using this dress pattern many times. It is very comfortable and I love the way it looks. Sometime before the end of this month I hope to retake picture of the completed sewing projects for the month. I really want to give you a close up on the fabric of this dress it is beautiful. I have a friend who has been apart of my life for over 30 years. She is like a big sister to me. You know the kind of friend that is around so much that everyone just assumes she is a sister and you feel that she is a sister so why correct them. That is her! She is very private so I will call her sisterfriend. She recently had to return home because her mom died. She wrote a beautiful letter to be added to the funeral cermony as tribute to her relationship with her mon and dad. She invited me to come to her family home because her mother was an accomplished seamstress. She showed me her mom sewing room and told me everything in this room belongs to me! I was pleased and honored! This dress was made from one of the fabrics that I received from her. I have deceided to change my sewing room and move it into the game room where the lighting is much better. I can sew while listening to the tv and interacting with the rest of the family. It should be much better. That is the project for the end of this month. My sisterfriend's gift is my inspiration for this change. I must use her gift wisely and I fear that it will just sit if I do not make changes to my current sewing room location. In other news... Betty and I will be working on baby blanket made from her little boy clothes. He is so cute and growing so beautifully. They have a beautiful family. One of the little designers school project is to put on a fashion show for spring. So exciting to get started on that! Starting in January I will start taking some artist workshop classes. Because it is something that I always wanted to do and never did. Hugs!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hugs and Kisses

I am feeling much better. I am back to sewing and reading blogs so I guess I should start back to posting. I do not remember the pattern that I used for this but it was to be a dress. I decided I wanted a skirt and vest. I was so happy to find the turtleneck in the perfect color. I will be working on more and posting more. So I will be happy to see more inspiration from the blogs that I love to read. Thanks to all my friends for helping me during my rough times. I know the road may seem a little smoother but i think I just got bigger tires! :) Hugs and Kisses to all.