Saturday, March 4, 2006


So today I thought I would start my Skirt finally for my Sew? I knit along... The pattern I used was Simplicity 5505 style F. A 2 hour pattern.. But in all reality it didn't take 2 hours.. See I started it at 4:45 ish last night and finished it at 8 :45 this am... Well it kind did but I didn't like the way it turned out so I played The scariest part (for me) is the cutting. I don't want to mess it up so I go really slow and make sure I cut it right. The sewing goes really quick you just have to PIN PIN PIN! You also have to follow the directions! It always helps! I had it cut and the sides sewn up in like 30 min. Then I went to the next step which was add the elastic... Wait a min I thought I had some... But I couldn't find it. So I had to finish the laundry then go to good old faithful Wally world and buy some. Mean while I worked on the booty's new hat.. Look at it.. I'm on the third tier! Actually I'm further than that I've actually joined it I have to work on the joint part and then start the 4th layer. the top is going to be a lime green it looks so lovely with purple.. (and pink too) I just love green and pink and green and purple. I love it. So when I finally went and got the elastic I finished the skirt. and then tried it on I didn't like how it was laying so I took in the sides and added a few seams and this is the finished skirt. What do you think? While at Wally world I found a shirt to go with it. It's blue and plain. But I think it will go well with the skirt. I'm going to wear it tonight.
this weekend we're celebrating our 7th anniversary. and I told my DH that all I wanted was a date that he plans as a surprise for me. we were also thinking about a bed and breakfast but my DH took over and I have no idea at all what we're doing. HOW FUN. I'm super excited. I can't wait. The kiddos are going to the grandparents and we're going to have FUN! I got my DH a really cute box from esty that this lady made.. here's her shop the boxes are really cute. I got this baseball one I figured he could put baseball cards or something in it. maybe his watches and stuff like that. He's crazy about baseball. inside if for the gift giving I also put in some tickets to the oriels vs the red s0x and a titanium always band for him. it's very manly. I'm not taking any pix b/c my screen save is pix and I didn't want him to see. But after we exchange gifts i'll take some.. I do hope he likes the gifts! anyways I've gotta go get ready for the day... have a great weekend.


Stricken madchen said...

I love that skirt! I hope you guys have fun on your date. Surprises are the best...hehe.

Shelley said...

What a pretty skirt! You did a wonderful job on it. I'm sure your blue top will go well with it.

That's a pretty cool looking box...I like the little bat above the handle! I'm sure hubby will love it and all that you put inside.

Happy anniversary!!

Catherine Kerth said...

hope you guys had a good time! the skirt looks so wonderful! and i love thoses boxes!

Muriel said...

wow! Great looking skirt! Happy Anniversary. Have lots of fun1!!!

Christina said...

Happy anniversary! I hope you guys had a fun weekend.

Pamela Foreman said...

Those boxes are cool!!! I hope he likes it! The skirt is awesome! I can't believe you did that in one evening. I need to get mine done. I have everything ready just have to do it!! Hope you guys had a great anniversary!!

jocelyn said...

Hi Allena! Thanks for visiting my blog! You can find the Seraphina Shawl pattern you asked about at:

The yarn I used is on sale right now at
I just posted a link to it on my blog! I made one in Green and Berry. They both came out really nice because the colors stripe themselves in a pretty pattern!