Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Really Good Fabric Sale

If you are anything like me, you like a good sale. :) A good sale on fabric is even better. Fabric.com is having a Crazy Cotton Print Sale with tons of fabric loveliness for between 2.49 to 4.19 per yard with most of them either 2.49 or 3.99. I have absolutely no connection with Fabric.com. This is the first time I've ever ordered from them because these were such good prices and a really great selection. I spent more than I should have especially since I just spent about $70 at the sewing expo at the beginning of the month. Oh well. I'll just have to watch the other spending for the rest of the month. With my littlest guy getting older, I have a feeling I might actually have a bit more time to use some of these yummy fabrics soon.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Crazy busy

I haven't had anytime to post lately. We wrapped up Ramadan with Eid which meant more baking and a trip to Chuck E. Cheese for the kids. Then the entire week after we had outside the house plans for every day of the week. Unfortunately, our big Saturday plans got rained out. We were going to take the kids to Colonial Williamsburg but most of that is outdoor stuff and just not rain friendly. Oh well, maybe next year.

I skipped jogging on the treadmill the entire month and when I started again it felt like starting from the beginning again. YUCK! However, I'm getting back up to speed again. I just wish the scale would reflect some of my hard work. I've gone more than 13 miles this week and actually gained a pound. Boo hoo!

I've started a group for my girls with a few other girls their ages. We have our next meeting this afternoon and I'm planning on having them do some hand sewing-simple patchwork potholders. I stayed up last night to make some examples for them and now I'm beat and still have to clean the house and prep for dinner since one on the families will be staying for dinner and toasting marshmallows tonight. I have just about 4 hours to get everything done. I have a feeling the cleaning will be of the not great but good enough variety. Fortunately, the other 2 moms coming have 4 and 5 kids so they know what it's like.

The picture is of the 3 examples I made last night all using fabric I picked up last weekend at a sewing expo. I didn't sew the HST chocolates and cake squares together yet so that I could show the girls the different ways you can lay them out to get different looks.