Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Update Finally!! Feel's Good!

OK, So I haven't been blogging!  Really?!!

Start over! 

Hello everyone. I haven't been blogging.  But - I have been sewing!  Follow me on Instagram!!!  I love it!  It's a quick and lazy easy way for me to share my sewing projects with you.  LOL!!!  I promise I will be posting a review soon.  My son is about to graduate 8th grade so I'm getting ready for that (and school ending).  Lot's of family stuff happening in July so my sewing mahcine is hot and will continue to run!

S-U-M-M-E-R  S-E-W-I-N-G !!!!!

I am still participating in the RTW Challenge and I must say - I got weak a 3 times!  (Those damn Wal-Mart White Stag T-shirts!!) I can't help myself.

They are a great quality, come in a qazillion colors and are great for work! (Especailly since I get dirty sometimes.)  Well, it's just not cost affective for me to make lots of T-shirts! However, I do go out A LOT so, I need to save my sewing talents for those special occasions. (N'ya, uh- uhh!! - in my 3Stooges voice)

My next blog post will be of Simplicity 1665 (View A,D).  I'll be wearing this to the graduation next week. I'll look like a Mom. LOL!!! My camera is working (Woot Woot!) so I'll have pictures and errrrrr thang!!!

I'll also review Simplicity 1355 (I want to make two 3 of these) A Jumpsuit a Maxi and Romper.(Mojo Mojo)

Lot's of folks have reported it's big in the back so I'll handle that early on.

If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram you should see I've been on 1000 with my mojo and it's still hot! (Not like my blogging mojo!)  I will actually (if not on the blog) post these garments somewhere in the cloud so follow me!

Thanks so much for visiting the stuff I have currently on the blog and stay tuned for more stuff!!!

Oh! One more thought. I purchased this pattern for the Cami top.  The Jury is still out on the skirt for me. Thoughts?

Talk Soon Carol

Rest In Peace Dr. Maya Angelou

Summer 1992

It was at an event that I was invited to attend through my job. I went as a representative of the company.  Anyway, I was looking around for the folks I had attended this event with and I was approached by a tall woman who said to me "You are so lovely." I smiled and said "Thank you! How sweet you are to say that."  I continued to look for my colleagues.  A little later that evening I took a potty break and on my way back to the table where we were seated, this same lady approached me again and said "You are sooo lovely, so pretty."  I said thanks again - thinking (did she forget she met me already?) and I kept it moving.  About 30 minutes later she approached the table in where I was sitting. with Oprah Winfrey, Mrs. Connie Payton and a Rep. from the NAACP) (Yea, I said Oprah and Connie Payton - Ah-Mazing!) anywhooooo.  The lady looked at me again and said "You are so lovely."  I said "Thank you" again (with a confused smile).  The lady was escorted to her table by Ms. Winfrey. When they left I was asked - Do You Know Who That Was?!!!!  I said no. (My ignorance was bliss) They (at the table) all screamed Maya Angelou!  I said Really?! (Faked surprised - I still didn't know who she was.)

That very next day a copy of Essence magazine was in the mail and she was on the cover!  I ran in the house and told my mom "THIS IS THE LADY WHO I WAS TELLING YOU ABOUT FROM LAST NIGHT!" My mom said "Oh My God!!!" "What did you have on?!" "What did she say?!"  And then she went on to tell me about her. "You need to sit down and read that whole magazine!" she said.  And like all mom's she asked "Did you embarrass yourself!?" I said no. I thought I played it cool. After that, I saw her on TV, heard her on the radio, more magazine covers - All the time!  What rock was I under?!  That 20 something rock! I almost missed out!

Dr. Maya Angelou was a very Dominant but soft presence and I am proud to say I have read her works and was honored to meet her. (not realizing the magnitude of her message to me) I wish I could go back and say something other than thank you but, I did respond to a wonderful complement and I do have that story to share and carry on.

She was right. I really am lovely!

Talk Soon Carol