Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Presidents Day

I hope you all are getting a well deserved day off for Presidents Day.  My family decided it would be a good weekend for a trip to the cabin in Wisconsin.  Sorry I didn't bring my camera so no pictures all are having a good time snowshoeing, ice fishing and well the new dog and old cat seem to be working out some of their differences in this new environment.  Have a great day everyone.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Confessions of a Pinterest Addict

OK I admit it.  Sometimes I have a problem.  Sometimes I should be doing other things like sewing of cleaning or cooking but instead I sit at my computer looking and pinning on pinterest.  I gotta say I am all about the Visuals. So today I thought I would share my first board with you.

Worth A Look (view here) was the first board I started pinning to and now it has 254 pins and 194 followers.  I pin anything I considered Art onto this board, and that would include vintage advertising, though I am considering moving the advertising to a new board only because this one is very full and I think it could easily be divided into a two or more boards.

Enough said about that I wanted to give you the a peak at my 5 favorite pins from this board. Although choosing these proved to be quite the challenge.

Image 1: Cinco De Mayo

I like this image so much it is my cover for this board.  It appears to have been found originally on a blog called Puppies and Flowers (see source) and was a part of  a post of Random calendar pictures.  I love the color combinations they patterns.  I love the lady's happy smile and her sweet eyes.

Image 2

You can also find some Vintage travel posters on my worth a look board.  I love the simplicity of design on this one.  I could not find the original source though it appears to have been originally pinned from Anderson Design Group. Com though the link did not seem to be working.

Image 3

Worth a Look also holds some vintage advertisements and this is one of my favorites.  This was originally posted from Vogue.

Image 4

By Russian born artist Erte, Romain de Tirtoff, I love his Art Deco designs and I need to research him farther.  I think you will agree for a vintage loving lady this is a powerful image.

Image 5

Finally Worth a Look has some Pin Up

Ok well I hope you enjoy my blog about pinterest. Oh and if you are pinner I would love to look at your boards.  If you are not yet on pinterest but would like to be let me know I can send you an invite.
Have a lovely day, Susan

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hello and happy New Year

OK I know the Year changed a few months ago and I have been absent from my blog.  I am now going to work on a remedy for that.  We have had a busy couple of months.  I decided in December that I needed to make a few changes in my life.  One of the changes was to be less sedentary and get exercising   So I joined a gym and got a personal trainer.  Now I haven't lost any weight yet I know i am much stronger, it takes a lot more to increase my heart rate now when I am doing my cardio work outs and I feel proud that I have been going 5 to 6 days a week for the last 2 months.  I wish I looked as good as Marilyn working out, haha.

Not the best picture of her but she is always moving so she hard to capture in a picture. 

Other changes, well we adopted a rescue dog.  She is a great dog and has fit into our house pretty well although we are working on socializing her with our cat and rabbit right now.  We figure it will take a bit of time for them all to get used to each other.  We believe she is a Corgi and Chihuahua mix;  this half breed referred to as a Chigi.  Her name is Wags and she 4 years old.  She may lived on a puppy farm she appeared to have given birth recently ( and it looks like more than once) when the Humane Society got her.  She does a shoulder issue and will have to wear a brace but she is such a lovely dog we are happy to help her out.

I have just started my first sewing project in Months.  I am working on a pair of shorts to take with me to Hawaii.  I decided to work with a proportioned fit pattern since I am short I thought it would be a good fit (excuse the pun).  When I complete some shorts I would like to make an aline skirt for Hawaii also and I thought would join the Sew For Victory: 40's Sew Along.  So I will be making a casual 40's style blouse to go with my skirt.  I will have to go through my patterns in the basement but I may just sew a peasant blouse as I have done them before and they are quick and easy and will as I am always short on time this may be the best option for me.

Finally I have been very active on Pinterest lately. I think it is because I am all about the Visuals so I was thinking I would run a weekly best of Pinterest on my blog.  What do you think readers? Yeah or Nay?