Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ohhh, to own a Dyson

A girl can dream and plan can't she. And might as well make it a big one.

So, here it the plan. To have my name drawn for the Dyson Slim Vac that is being given away over at 5 minutes for mom

And to see the details on this new and wonderful machine go to Dyson

You can add your name to the drawing by visiting 5 minutes for mom at the above link and following the very clear instruction.

Thank you 5 minutes for mom and Dyson! Now to dreaming about my wonderfully effortlessly spotless floors once I own this modern marvel.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Project Spectrum, Finally

Here is the first piece done for Project spectrum.
I took a piece of batting and layered on a piece of grey fabric with little black flowers (this fabric has a story of it's own and when I find the box the quilt is in, I will share). Then I raw edge appliqued several colors of blue satin, pieces of grey and white satin and white tulle. I then couched eyelash yarn, ribbon and tulle in random swirls. I like the piece and I may use it as a journal quilt page or cut it up for postcards. Haven't decided yet. I enjoyed the creation process. I picked out the material I wanted to use, sat down at my machine and just started stitching away. I haven't done that in a while.
I have some projects that I need to get pics of and then I will share them.
Oh Oh OH!!! I got a digital camera for my b-day on the 18th from Mom and Dad. Can you tell I am excited?! It chimes when it turns on and I told the kids "Listen, it says Cory's New Camera". I love it and as soon as I get pics taken and downloaded I will share some of them.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

No Strain Cutting Table

This is what my husband did for me so that my back would quit hurting everytime I cut material.

This is 1.5" PVC pipe cut to a 15" length and slipped over the legs of a fold-up banquet table.

We determined the length of the pipes by measuring from the table top to my bent elbow above the table then added the length of the table leg that slipped into the pipe. Our first length was 18" and we cut it back to 15" once the pipes were put under the table. The table is about 2" below my waist. This height is recommended by ergonomic standards.

My lower back no longer hurts when working for extended periods of time.