Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew In and a Fountain

I finally finished the dress for Alissa just in time for the start of school next week. I made the size 7 and it's way too big for her :(
She can wear a little shirt under it this year and it will probably fit her just fine next year. She was very happy with it anyway.

Last evening I found a cute freebie design on Ariane's blog and got a few stitches done before going to Lowes today. I think I'll make it into a little pillow to set on a table. I'm definitely in the mood for fall projects (August is my least favorite month due to heat.) Now that I look at it, I'm going to have to rip out those awful stitches and start over! I was rushing with it - I just had to start it before I left the house!
I've started a big project for my mom as a Christmas gift. I can't say too much about it but these are the fabrics I'm using. I had all but the two on the far right end and am really excited about this project!

When my mom and sister were here in July, mom commented on a little fountain I have on the front porch. I decided a table top fountain would be the perfect birthday gift for her this year, so I made this one. I had all the elements but the pump and artificial greenery. My younger daugther (mother of Alissa) just delivered the fountain to her today in Maryland. I'm very happy with the way it turned out and enjoyed it in my kitchen the last couple of days.

I am tired and have a headache and it's way past my bedtime. I've got to get up early tomorrow as I've organized the neighbors to do some repairs to our gravel road and will need all the strength and energy I can muster to help redistribute the gravel!

Rest well, everybody. I know I will!


Kas said...

Hi Phyllis,

Alissa looks so sweet in her dress. I love the fountain and good luck with the yard yakka as we say here in OZ. It means the hard work you have planned.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Alissa's dress is very cute and doesn't look oh so big. Looks nice with the tshirt underneath. You sure have been busy and crafty. I'm going to try embroidering again but need to find a hoop. I know I have one around here someplace. Nice pattern you got. Will have to check out the site you mentioned. Hope work with the gravel road goes well. Best wishes, Tammy

Laura said...

You sure stay busy! Love the cute dress - hope she enjoys the first day of school! I can't wait to see what you're going to make with all that fabric! Have a nice weekend.

Ariane said...

What a cute little dress. She looks so adorable. I can't wait to see your little stitchery done. Thanks for giving it a try.

Tazzy said...

I love that dress. I've been getting a bug under my skin to make my own tops. I'm in the meno and the meds i take cause me to get flashes. I want to dictate my own comfort.

LOVE LOVE Love your fountain.

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Diane said...

Alisa looks adorable!

Hope your muscles don't feel like they dug the whole road today!

Hugs, Diane