Thursday, May 6, 2010

A little of this and that

Good day to you! It's nice and spring-like here...warm but with a cool breeze. Not good for the allergies though...I was coughing and  sniffling all night! Thank goodness for coffee!

Don't you love this cotton tape? I think it was made for me! You can order it here.

I brought my sewing machine in to get fixed yesterday. I really should name you have a name for yours? Any suggestions? Maybe Sunshine...or Bitsy...or Ken (for Kenmore)? I naively thought they might fix it right there. Nope...since I took it back to Sears they have to ship it out for repairs, so it won't be back for a few weeks. I looked in the phone book for local repair places but I think for something like that you really should be referred, you know? Sigh. Well I have embroidery and fabric cutting to work on until Bitsy gets home. (That sounds good, right?)

Her empty cover on my dining room table

Before that, I struggled through making a bag for my grandma, who I'm going to see this weekend. It was interesting using a half-working machine but I got it done. These are Lecien fabrics (except for the back) I got on sale from Fat Quarter Shop awhile ago.

I stopped at Home Depot this morning after taking the kids to school. I'm on the hunt for an outdoor sofa. I cannot find one anywhere! The only one I really liked was at Target, but my sister-in-law told me that she has it and they get electric shocks all the time from it. I sat in the one at Target twice and got shocks both times. What is up with that?? Anyway I picked up a few paint chips from HD's new Martha Stewart collection.

Sorry about the distorted colors, I could not get an accurate picture. The first one, Sea Glass, is much greener than that, and the second one, Yellow Gerbera, is greener as well. I can't decide between a neutral and a fun color for the laundry room. Although I am leaning towards a fun color, a laundry room can handle it. What do you think?

Ok, it's time to make another cup of coffee, cut some lilacs, do the laundry, clean the downstairs, then the bathrooms. See ya!

♥ Jen


  1. Jen,
    I am so sorry about Bitsy! I love the fabics you bought from the FQ Shop ... I order from there all the time. I love all of those paint colors.

  2. Boooo to not having Bitsy for a while. Your little bag for your Grandma is too cute. I see ribbon inside of it - where did you get it? I would like to get some sort of label or ribbon for the stuff I make and give away... :)

  3. Hi Jen--love that ribbon--but I need one with tea cups instead--or--chocolate!!!!
    sorry about the machine---you don;t have a back-up machine??? I learned that lesson a couple three years or so ago--I know have two machines!!!!
    Hugs, Di

  4. Ah, another coffee lover. That tape is so cute. And so is the bag you made for your grandmother. But oh me! When I saw those paint chips, I almost barfed. I've got paint chips and paint samples doing the hokey pokey in my head these days. Have a great day, Jen.

  5. Your funny Jen. The littel bags are cute pics. Paint is funny. Sometimes I get it right when I paint and sometimes not.


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