What do you do when you only have one skein of yarn? I make a collar. It's simple. You knit like you're going to make a scarf only not nearly as long, then you sew a little button on it and WAH-LAH a new collar to dress up any shirt or sweater.
They are fun and inexpensive and it's an easy way to use up some of that yarn that you have sitting around and haven't figured out what to do with it.
I wanted a new skirt but I didn't want to pay $59.00 to get one. So I pulled out one of my favorite skirts and laid it out on some brown fabric to use for a pattern.
This wrinkled gray skirt is one of my favs. So I cut the shape out in the brown fabric. And then I used some green yarn in the waistband so I could sew it inside out and then pull it through easily using the yarn.
Then I stitched the waistband to the main fabric and Wah-lah! I had a new skirt that I paired with some ankle boots and I was pleased for $12.00. Not a bad deal.
If you're interested in attending the annual conference but you're running short of money, check out this site. There are forms for you to apply for a scholarship. And do it quickly because the deadline is March 1, 2014.
I love to celebrate and one way I celebrate is by decorating the house with wreaths. I usually make them myself and it couldn't be simpler to make a wreath than to take a couple of feather boas and wrap them around the form of a wreath and add a few shamrocks and pom-poms. I even added a bow and a garland then I hung the wreath and WAH-LAH home-made merry making for St. Paddy's day.
This is a sad story about a woman who dies from cancer in October of 1951 but her cells live on throughout time and help others by giving scientists a way to test and research cancer and its growth through her durable cells (HELA). It is really worth reading. But be prepared because it can be very depressing to hear about the way people were treated back in the 1950s. I almost couldn't finish it because of the horrific things I learned. But if you can put that aside and read the story, it is a very educational book.
President's Day has been in existence since 1879. It used to be celebrated every February 22, but was changed to designate the
third Monday of every February. It was meant to honor America's first
president, George Washington, but now we call it President's Day and view it as
a celebration of all American presidents.
Saint Valentine - Rome said he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legends, he healed the daughter of his jailer,
Asterius and before his
execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.
Sort of a sad story for a celebration of love.
But I want to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!
It's turning out really pretty. This is the room my hubby has been working on. He took out some walls and surprise, there was no flooring underneath those spots. So he had to build the floor. And this is how he did it.
He pieced some old recycled wood in place but first he had to support it underneath.
It took some math (geometry) and cutting and piecing to get it just right. But like I said, it's really turning out pretty.
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