Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Some sewing...Some fun...

I've been trying to do some sewing..really....but our central a/c broke because someone (me) put the screen door through the side of the unit.  Yep, I did!  I was trying to put it back on track and dropped it.....Freon hissing out into the night......no....

My sewing room is hot...it's going up to 95 yet again today.....but I managed to get some alterations done.

Thank God we put a pool in the back yard way way back in 1980....

View of my yard through my sewing room window...I do tend to gaze out the window too much instead of what I'm supposed to be doing..


As for my alterations.....one of my clients had a blazer with vented sleeves.  My least favorite alteration....but after looking at my alterations book by Mary Roehr (which I don't have a picture of)....she suggested doing it by hand.  Well, I really dislike hand sewing and avoid it as much as I can.  But, she was right....it is easier..

I did turn the sleeve inside out though the lining seam and used the machine to do the hem up to the vented part.

These are the two blouses I completed in the Spring that I mentioned in a previous post. 

This past weekend was the Fourth of July, of course!!  My absolute favorite holiday.  Just a day for relaxing and seeing the family.

  My daughter brought her new puppy, Madison, over for a little swim.  She is going to be a big girl!  German Shepherd.  She is such a calm sweet dog....I guess she is my Grandpuppy huh?

My son took us out for a boat ride on beautiful Niagara River.

He bought a boat last Thanksgiving and worked on it all winter.

it's alot of fun for him....boys and their toys....usually he's working on cars.

Guess this post is long enough.....enjoy your July!!

6 comments:

Julia said...

I don't like doing alterations of any kind and vented sleeves are no fun! The pool looks so inviting. I have 3 granddogs and one grandcat. Add these to the grandchildren and my numbers are adding up. No. 6 grand is due in less than a month!! The boat ride looks like fun!!!!

gwensews said...

Oh, you poor thing. No air! Argggg! I hope it gets fixed and soon. Of course, the heat wave is coming to an end tomorrow, at least here in MI.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Hello! I daydream out the window some when I sew as well. I sew on the kitchen table and my morning glories are outside that window. What can I say? LOL! Love your grandpuppy! So cute! And praying your air is soon fixed.

Heather said...

The pool must have been a welcome relief in those temperatures.
I adore german shepherds. My dog was a shepherd/husky mix and if/when I get another I would want a shepherd or shepherd/husky if I could find one. She also was gentle.

Toocutedobs said...

Love the grandpuppy! We are just back from a trip to my 74 year old mother's home. Our dobermans love it there. Lots of room to run and play and the weather was very nice while we were there. I still can hardly believe she lets me bring tow 70 lbs dogs to her house :)

Helen said...

You're so clever doing alterations! Love the blouses you made. I often stare out the window too much instead of sewing!! Your grandpuppy looks gorgeous. And I hope your airconditioner is fixed soon!!

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