Saturday, January 29, 2011

Auction fun, Pink Saturday and other good stuff

Stayed up late reading blogs and catching up with all my internet friends. One post usually leads to another and before I know it hours pass. Besides all the inspiration, I do have some great laughs and deep thoughts (does that sound too SNL) along the way. 

One blog had a clip from the Carol Burnett show about "Went with the Wind" and I had to watch both of those. Too funny. Every time I think of Scarlett O'Hara I think of Carol Burnett too. Other blogs have posts on all the great things people are doing to help the victims of the Australian floods like making toys for the kids who lost everything.

I do love the internet blogging community. It's really given me a way to connect with so many others who love the same things I do and love to share. Today I'm linking up with Beverly and Pink Saturday. I haven't done this in so long so I don't have a blog to share with y'all but next week I will. Enjoy!

This picture shares an outfit that I'm making from a Simplicity pattern. I didn't exactly follow the directions for the yoke because I wanted to add the pink rickrack into the seam instead of on top. I had to do a lot more pinning and basting than I usually do to get it to come out okay but I like the end results. The hat was a first for me but I love the way it turned out. I didn't finish either because I need the measurement for the dress length and some bias tape for the inside of the hat. Maybe tomorrow.

This is a photo of my new iron. Isn't it bright? I bought this at an auction Thursday night that I went to with one of my sisters and her husband. They auction anything! Candy, cereal, dishes, antiques, knickknacks, etc. It's fun to go and just see what people will bid on. The auctioneer is really funny and adds quite a few remarks along the way. This iron was brand new and since I've been buying some dollar store ones lately (which usually crap out in the middle of a project), I needed something I could count on for a while.

 Then I wanted to show y'all this adorable memory box my sister, Karen made for my grandson. His party theme was carnival (on a post below) and she took his picture and put it in a carnival box. Isn't is precious? Look at that little face. He is going to love it!! I'm going to post some more pictures of it on flickr to show the back and sides.

One of my goals this year is to blog more often and take more pictures to share. 


Anonymous said...

Well hello SueSueb -- from South Louisiana; I'm from Central Louisiana -- how fun; love the little dress and especially meeting a neighbor -- Love Terri

Susie Jefferson said...

That yoke looks perfect to me! Well worth the extra effort. Love your memory box - what a lovely present.

Thanks so much for visiting today - and Happy Pink Saturday right back at you! Hugs from the UK.

Donnie said...

The dress & hat you're making are so cute. The memory box your sister is making is really great too. I'm sure he will treasure it. Happy Pink Saturday.

Mary said...

You've been busy and I love what you've been up to. The outfit is darling and the pinks you picked for Pink Saturday are perfect. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

gena said...

Thank you for sharing such adorable pictures - love, love, love that memory box !

So glad you stopped by Lavender Hill !

Happy Pink Saturday !


Sares said...

What a sweet dress and that carnival box is great! What a fun theme for a birthday party. Happy Pink Saturday and have a terrific weekend!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

What cute pictures for Pink Saturday. And wow! I'm so impressed at that adorable sewing project. When it comes to sewing, I am TERRIBLE! My grandkids have to put up with a granny nanny who plays chess, checkers, and Wii games for kids and us seniors instead. :) Happy Pink Saturday!

Look in the Nook said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love that new iron! It's a wild color but I love it. and great job on the hat and pinnifore.

Thanks for visiting my blog and saying such lovely things about me. Much appreciated.

Jillian said...

Oh my gosh, I just love the carnival theme idea and the memory box is fantastic!!!!!

Your sewing project is amazing as well. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Bella Rosa Antiques

cathy gaubert said...

candy? cereal?? what kind of auctions are pete and karen taking you to??! i'm reminded of them every single day when i sit at the kitchen table. that was my first, and only (i need to remedy that!), auction, and i had so much fun.
love the dress...and you used pins *and* basted, oh my! ;)
karen's ideas are always so dang awesome and perfectly executed. i love ringmaster gabe!!!
i miss you and hope to spend some time with you soon. xoxo

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I'm so glad you're here. I've missed you.

kayellen said...

so cute!!Love the memory box:))

Happy PS!!


Kay Ellen

Michelle @ The Crafty Little Fox said...

Funky iron!!! Love it. I love the little dress you made also. Very cute. Any little girl would be proud to wear it.

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