Monday, August 18, 2008

Machine Down..

I'm in sewing withdrawal. My machine was acting strange for a while lately so this weekend I decided (stupidly) to try to see what was going on. Amazingly, I got the thread to stop snagging but when I put it back together I put a screw in the wrong place... And then couldn't get it back out.. Magnets and ten tools later I decided to do the right thing and get a professional to look at it. Now I just hope I didn't screw it up too much. That machine's one of my favorite possessions!
Here's a pretty picture that brightens my day. The only thing that really grew well were the sunflowers. We (well, mostly John) ripped out the garden the other weekend because it's so darn dry.. It was only our first attempt and hopefully we can try our hands at a fall garden. Maybe some peas and greens.. We'll see!
I do have a pile of things I want to sew up as soon as I get my machine back. I took it to a very reliable shop (AllBrands) so I have high hopes.
See you soon!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ok. I'm really back.

So, I'm sure very little people even started following my blog and now even fewer are.. Because I haven't been posting in a lonnng time. But, I'm really back now. I've been going through a lot of personal stuff lately that I won't even begin to bore you with. But, rest assured, things are much better now.
Things overall have been very good. I've gotten into a good routine with work and home (if only I could fit in some sort of exercise routine). I have even made time to sew fairly regularly. Which brings me to the exciting news that I am adding items to my Etsy store (which has only ever had one item in it and has been empty for a longg time). The first set is all the same color 'line' but I'm already working on some green/blue stuff.
Of course I'm very nervous that I'm simply going to end up owning a ton of potholders because I wonder if they'll be noticed in the amazing Etsy world. But, all I can do is wait and see. So, if you're interested go to and search for username dawnkristal. Or go to
More soon.