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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Some sewing today

We have been experiencing some economic slowdown here in our home, trucking is slow this time of year. It started around the election and is just starting to pick up, but we experienced the full brunt of it this month (Feb.) Therefore, I had to keep #3 home some from his day school to cut down on expenses. Wow, I am not used to following a 4 year old boy around that doesn't have his sister to keep him busy. He is used to going everyday and was bored without the older siblings to keep him busy. Also, the baby was distracted by him being here and refused to nap longer than an hour or so. He returns tomorrow, I am ready, poor baby. The baby is in a playpen or walker and I can continue my chores, sewing, cooking, etc. without wondering what he is into.

Despite that, I did make (most of the way) a clothespin bag, finished another version of B5216 in rayon jersey from Fabric.com, worked some on the dresden plate quilt and made progress a few minor things. It was done in small spurts or by taking it to the den to work on by hand. Maybe tomorrow, I can wear the new shirt to take a picture, or at least put it on the dress form for a photo.

Strange, I think I hear a drilling rig right now. We haven't heard them much lately as drilling has slowed down with the price/barrel down. I need to investigate...

1 comment:

My Big Mouth said...

I know that!
My hubby works on a drilling rig and has been temporarily laid off til April.Its going to hurt in about a month when the money is not there.We have to cut cost where ever we can as well.