Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Well it's New Year's Eve 09 and I'm sitting in my warm house thinking about the many sewing adventures I've had over the past twelve months.  I made more clothes for myself and grandkids than I did last year.  I began to teach my oldest granddaughter how to sew and she seems to like it.  We are working on a tote bag and will get back to it after the New Year.  ASG kept me quite busy with activities and exciting projects at our neighborhood group meetings and annual retreat. 
Here are some pics of my granddaughter in her Christmas presents I made, she not a bit shy, LOL.  The first is a fleece jumper, the second is a fleece poncho, and the last one is an Elmo pj top..

This is a top I drafted from a shirt myfriend Karen really liked.  It turned out really nice.  I rubbed the edges of the original top using exam paper and waxed tracing chaulk.  She wore it to a party with black slacks and she said it looked great!
I also enjoyed meeting you all in the cyber world of blogging.  Chatting with fellow sewists has become my favorite past time, besides sewing of course!  LOL  I've enjoyed learning so much from your posts.   May you and your families be blessed abundantly in 2010.



Elaray said...

First, you look way to young to be a grandmother!

Second, your granddaughter is adorable and a wonderful model!

Third, have a Blessed New Year!

Becky said...

Your granddaughter is adorable--I like the fleece jumper especially!

Adrienne said...

she is adorable!

Cennetta said...

Happy New Year,Ivalyn. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things you will make in 2010.

Sheila said...

Happy New Year. The gifts for your g-daughter are adorable and she is definitely a model in the making.