Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer. In 2011, Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 30.

Thank you to all the Military men and women who have served and are serving our country, sacrificing their lives for our freedom. 

Thank you E for all you have sacrificed and keeping our country safe. I love you so very much!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I love my Officer!!

Happy 5th Military Anniversary!!! (I know we celebrate our JOP anniversary and that's the one that means so much to us). But, I just wanted to tell you that I love and treasure you so very much!! I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments!! I can't wait for us to experience our new adventure together.

All my love,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award from 365 Days to Simplicity

Angela from 365 Days to Simplicity surprised me today and awarded me with the One Lovely Blog Award!! That was so sweet of you. Thank you for thinking of me!!

I am to list 7 facts about myself and pass along and award to 5 lovely bloggers. 

  1. I love being with my husband. We have so much fun together and just enjoy each others company. I fall deeper in love with him everyday.
  2. "E" says I have the Martha Stewart complex. I always have to do things perfect.
  3. I am my own worst critic.
  4. Growing up in NY, you instantly learn how to read people. Well, that has come in very handy for me lately and I have been spot on...unfortunately. I hope that changes soon.
  5. My Brooklyn accent comes out when I am tired, had some wine, talk to my Mom and when I get angry. (E loves when I tawk Brooklynese).
  6. I talk in my sleep. E says I sometimes have full conversations with him, with my eyes open and I sit up in bed. Sometimes, I make absolutely no sense at all, laugh hysterically and cackle.
  7. "E" has brought out my creative side. I never knew that I would love sewing the way I do, want to learn to knit, learn mosaic tiling, enhance my photography, scrapbook and make cards the way I do. Thank you "E". I hope I brought out all of your creativeness too.

Here are the 5 lovely blogs I am sharing this award with:

Thank you again Angela!! I hope you enjoyed getting to know me and I hope you get to know these 5 lovely blogs.

Have a wonderful evening!

Monday, May 23, 2011

I was featured!!

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Amanda from Ninth Street Notions, who has spotlighted my Wool Buffalo Check Jacket on I Made it! Monday Link Week 21. 

Make sure you stop by her blog to see what she's up to.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Red Simplicity Cynthia Rowley Dress Finished

Hello Everyone,

I finished my red Simplicity Cynthia Rowley Dress (Pattern#2584/B). I used pattern "A's" sleeves and didn't add the trim to the bottom. I really enjoyed doing this dress, especially the yoke and the sleeves. The next time I do this pattern, I am going to make it with two contrasting fabrics, make the length longer, and take it in more at the waist.

I'm linking up with these parties.

Have a wonderful night & weekend everyone!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wool Buffalo Check Coat Finished!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I am so glad Blogger is back up and running. The only thing I am bummed about is that I had a scheduled post and now it is missing, so, I have to re-do this post.

The wool buffalo check coat is finished and I am thrilled with how it came out. There is a story behind this coat. My Mom came across a webpage on JCPenney and she called me and said this coat is totally you (they no longer have it on there website, but, I do have pictures).
Source: JCPenney
Source: JCPenney
I was taking a "Fashion Design" class with Sue and showed her the pictures. I absolutely loved the cut of the jacket, high wide collar, back vent and the design across the shoulders. We came up with the pattern, decided to make it a little bit bigger (so I can wear sweaters under it) and added extra buttons. I found the fabric at Hancock the buttons and interfacing at Joann. Also, this was going to be my final project (which we had to do a tailored jacket/coat) for "Sewing Like A Pro". After completion of this class I will be receiving my Seamstress Certificate from Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.

So, with a lot of hard-work, guidance, seam-ripping, and broken is my final project. I absolutely love it and want to say THANK YOU SUE!! You are an amazing teacher and friend. I also want to say THANK YOU MOM!!  for leaving the sewing machine out when I was a kid and you would make our Halloween costumes and make me curious. Also, for teaching me how to sew pillows and recycling the valances into 9 pillows. You were so patient and I had so much fun learning from you.

I am linking up with these parties.

Have a wonderful day and weekend!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

I've Been Featured!

Featured at Truly Lovely
Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Kassi from Truly Lovely, who has spotlighted my Burda Quilted Jacket on Features from the last Fancy This Fridays. Make sure to stop by her blog to see what she's up to.

Have a wonderful evening!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

I just want to wish my Mom a very Happy Mother's Day! We wish we could be there to celebrate and share your special day with you. You are such an amazing woman, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, daughter and friend. We love and miss you very much!!!

To my sister E, I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day and wish we could be there to celebrate with you too. You are such an amazing Mom to our nephews G & M, daughter, wife, sister, sister-in-law and friend. We love you and miss you!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of my friends who are Mom's to children and fur babies!!

About Mother’s Day:
In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May.
Early “Mother’s Day” in the U.S. was mostly marked by women’s peace groups. In 1868 Ann Jarvis created a committee to establish a “Mother’s Friendship Day” whose purpose was “to reunite families that had been divided during the Civil War”.
In its present form, Mother’s Day was established by Anna Marie Jarvis, following the death of her mother. The holiday was declared officially by the state of West Virginia in 1910, and the rest of states followed quickly. On May 8, 1914, the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!!

May 6th is a very special day! It is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. 

Back in 1984, President Ronald Reagan created this special holiday just for us military spouses in recognition of the sacrifice that we make. We think military spouses should be thanked everyday because for without our “service” the United States Armed Forces would not be able to do what they do.
President Ronald Reagan recognized the profound importance of the military spouse’s commitment to the readiness and Well-Being of servicemembers, and on May 23, 1984, he signed a proclamation that set aside the Friday before Mother’s Day each year as Military Spouse Day.

Robert L. Gordon III, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy) released this statement:

"Today is an extremely meaningful day for the entire military community: Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It provides an opportunity for all of us to take time to truly reflect on what it means to be a military spouse and just how important our spouses are to not only our families but to each Service’s mission readiness as well. Today, we reaffirm our steadfast commitment to supporting and honoring all of our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserve, and Coast Guard spouses. Whether it’s packing up a household and moving every two to three years or managing the home-front during deployments, military spouses inspire us every day. They rise to meet the challenges with grace and courage. Without strong support from home, our service members could not accomplish the important tasks at hand, especially when deployed overseas and in harm’s way. Spouses truly serve!"

I wish all my fellow Spouses (HH6's=Household 6's) a very special Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

All my best,

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quilted Coat Finished!!

Hello Everyone,

I finally finished my coat (Burda #7582/"A").

I chose fabric that I got at Gail K. Fabrics on my "Fabricology Field Trip" that I went on with Sue and other classmates. The wrong side of fabric became the right side of my fabric because I loved the serged edges of each block. It was difficult sewing through sometimes, but, worth it. The pattern called for a 6" zipper for the sleeves and I couldn't locate that size in either Hancock Fabrics or Joann's. So, I purchased the 7" zipper and cut it to size (per Sue's instructions). I was a little uneasy doing this, but, it worked out beautifully. I love the D-Ring belt buckle and the blue quilted fabric for the lining. This jacket will be perfect for Spring and Fall.

I am also going to make a matching tote bag with it. I just have to choose a pattern that will work perfectly with it. Once I complete the tote, I will post pictures of it.

I am linking to these parties.

Take care,

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

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