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?


  1. Wags is so VERY CUTE! I bet that she is going to have a super great life with you.
    Shorts for Hawaii? Ohhhh sounds SOOOOO FUN!
    One day I hope to go there too. =)

  2. Love that pattern! I have a drawer full of old patterns. I never thought about them as art, but they really are. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you and yes patterns are great art. Enjoy your patterns.