This is my trusty ol' sewing machine that my mom's mom gave me in 1989. She bought it around 1981, so it's rather ancient compared to most cool sewing machines today. My zig-zag stitch doesn't work well, and I have never had it serviced. Maybe I need to take it in soon. It's a Kenmore... think Sears will service it?
This is the apron I did for Kayley. Now that I am done with it, it looks huge! She can just double wrap it for now. I know she will be so excited for it. She's been wanting me to make her an apron. It took my about 3 hrs to do this. 1 hour was doing the stupid straps... just trying to get them pushed through to the right side. I was getting mad there for a bit.
Look at the finish details... cute lace that matches and even buttons!
These are the stockings that I made. Okay, I didn't do them all in one day... actually over a period of about 16 years~ LOL!! Top left is Josh's, hence the lighter fabric (made about 1992). Then Lauren's, Kayley's, and bottom right is Jacob's. I've had those one done since 1998 or 1999. Then I had Krissy, Lindsey and Joey... and never a stocking for them. I have been debating for a long time whether I continue with the current pattern, or do something new for all. Kids really wanted me to make the last 3 like the others, so I did those yesterday. Krissy's or Joey's don't have hair yet because I need to get a lighter yarn. Krissy cried and cried yesterday because of it. I guess she thought I was going to keep hers bald.
Of course, the tree looks a lot better when it's dark and you can see the lights. And when all the ornaments are spread around instead of the top section... my tree would look better. It was perfect for the first, um... maybe 24 hrs? After that Joey hasn't been able to resist. He's doing good with the gifts at leaving them alone, but the ornaments & ribbon? Forget it!
Now maybe I will go finish the Christmas plates I was suppose to have given out at Thanksgiving 2007, and then 2008, but never did... I really need Rebecca here to help me! LOL!!