Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years' Eve 2014

Wow, where did the time go!  I'm happy to say I'm feeling 100% better!!! Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers!  I got a little sewing in last night.  A simple Raven's scarf!  Yes my team, the Ravens, are in the playoffs!!!!

I asked DH what he wanted for New Years' dinner and he said pulled pork.  Well I've never cooked it before, but always wanted to, so off to the market I went after searching the Internet for recipes.
I settled on this one....

Our tradition for New Years' dinner include collard greens (money), black eyed peas (luck), and pork  not sure what that brings!!!  LOL 

Looking back on 2014, I had a very successful sewing year!  I managed to make lots of clients happy---my ultimate goal.  So many sewers cringe when they think about sewing for others.  I really enjoy it!  I love meeting new folks and being a part of the creative process in bringing their vision to life!  I have two prom gowns and a wedding gown booked for 2015.  Can't wait until 2016, I plan to retire and do it full time---from my lips to God's ears!!!!

I busted my stash a little (sewing for myself and donating to others)!!!!  Planning to continue to stash bust both fabric and patterns in 2015!!!  I also plan to keep up my "No RTW" commitment!!!!

I attended the American Sewing Guild's conference in St. Louis and had such a wonderful time with many of my sewing friends.  I learned a lot in the classes that I attended too!  I encourage you to check out our website,!  It's a great organization, a great place to grow your skill set and have lots of fun!!!!  Looking forward to the 2015 conference in San Diego, CA!!!!!

My GD, Kyla, also had a great sewing year!  At 10 yrs old, she sewed garments for her first Fashion Show!  Her segment was "Camo Sleepover"!  She made the tulle skirt---it's not the kind that's tied on she randomly cut and sewed the strips on to casing with elastic. She also made the pillow case, overnight bag, and eye mask, her last look was a fleece camo cape.  The video doesn't show well the rhinestone details on the cape pocket.  I was so proud, I cried through the entire show!!!  Go Kyla!!!!! She's a  Jr. ASG member and has many sewing mentors when she attends the monthly Neighborhood Group meetings!!!

My five-year old GD, Riley, told her mom:  "I want Santa to bring me a sewing machine like Mee Mee", well you know my heart melted.  Because I don't see her everyday and her mom doesn't sew, we decided on this model.  In a couple of years we'll see how she does on a real machine!  The reviews are pretty good and she will actually see the results of something she's made.

I am so grateful for all of you in Blogland!  I enjoy visiting my fellow bloggers and learn so much from all of you!  

Thanks for all the visits in 2014.  I hope to bring you more sewing tales in 2015!  

Wishing you all a Blessed and Happy New Year!  Be safe in whatever you do!!!  

Dressed to a Tee!


Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I smiled at the collard greens and black eyed peas - my Mom has been cooking for two days so that we'd have that for dinner tonight! I love pulled pork and usually make it in the crock pot. Never thought of putting cold slaw on top of it though - will have to try that! Happy New Year! Hope 2015 brings you many wonderful sewing journeys!

Joyce in NC said...

I love pulled pork and I usually prepare it the same as the photo. It has been a pleasure to read your blog and I look forward to continuing to read your blog in 2015. Happy New Year!!

Towanda said...

Glad that you are feeling better. It was my turn to be sick for the holiday so I didn't get to eat the traditional dinner. Let me know how the sewing machine works out. Happy New Year.