Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 Has Arrived!!

Happy New Year to all of my family, friends and my PR and family. At the close of 2008, I was truly inspired by all of your reviews. I learned that inspiration can come from anyone and/or anything. Creating apparel for myself is very uplifting because I know once that garment is finished, I know it will fit me.

So with that said, here are my 2009 goals for creating apparel - reflecting my style!

1. Additions to My Wardrobe - take inventory and proceed with all the necessary basics.
2. Education/Knowledge Base - continue to improve on the basics, take a few update courses.
3. Stash - sew and crochet what little stash I have then prepare for more.
4. Contests - start the stash contest on Jan. 1, 2009 - SEW LIKE THE WIND!!
5. Expos - the Atlanta Sewing Expo will be held in Gwinnett County again. Try to attend!
6. Equipment - continue to add all necessary equipment for future learning.
7. Trips - Gail K. Fabrics, Inc. first since they are close by; then Mary Jo's in Gastonia, NC.
8. Projects - dig out all of the unfinished projects (sewing and crochet) and get them completed.
9. Large Projects - The Bed - the goal is to have the squares done by August.
10. Evaluation - I would like my family and friends to do that for me. Criticize me, I'm ready!!!

Have a prosperous and safe New Year!!!

USA Today Hosts Designers to Dress Mrs. O

Hello, everyone. There's nothing better than getting the news first hand which is why I love where I am working right now. Here's the skinny. Imagine my face when I saw the front page sub-headlines on today's issue of USA Today.

USA Today asked 8 juniors and seniors from Marymount University to sketch outfits for Mrs. O and her daughters. Twenty-six designs were created and three categories are listed on pages 4D-5D. They are "Ceremony Chic", "Belle of the Balls", and "Sibling Revelry". Tim Gunn of Project Runway and a Washington, D.C. native picked his favorites (with first, second and third place for each category) and offered each student his take on their designs.

If you do not have access to a printed copy of USA Today, go to:


Friday, December 26, 2008

What I Got For Christmas!

Good afternoon, All. The most I got for Christmas was a lot of love. I went to see my mother since I had not had the chance or extra funds for travel this year. I spent the entire day with her and my siblings sitting around laughing and joking. I don't look for much except that, since this is the most important to me.

I hope my family and PR and had a wonderful time on Christmas and I look forward to sewing and crocheting with you all in 2009.

Happy New Year!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Sewing Room

Hello, PR family. Here's the sewing room.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The New "Z"

OK. I have been out of the loop for some time. Not because I have been ignoring you but, I had a glitch. Could not get into my blog to add new stuff.

Since I have been away, I have had a lot of time to think about "Z". Let's see what she thought:

1. The employment market is just off the chain.

2. I need to be employed or my sewing and crocheting must kick it up a notch.

3. Since I have all the necessary equipment, sewing and crocheting are my best ticket.

4. How do I start?

5. My daughter and my play daughter have devised a sure fire plan.

6. Plan - SEWING and they have added to my idea to start afresh for the new year.

So, I will supplement my income by sewing. This gives me the means to stay at home, leave when I want, wake up when I want, go to bed when I want, and anything else that I want. Please stay tuned to see this wonderful plan my daughters and I have devised!!!

Chique aZ Me is hereby launched. More to come.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Flickr - Coming Soon!

I know I promised pictures. However, I have failed at uploading flickr to my blog. Keep watching, it can be done. I am doing something wrong and it's frustrating me to the livin' end. The 'sam hill' if you think this is going to stop me.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

If You Really Want to Know...

About how to style in crochet, check out the post of one of my favorite designers. Click the link below to see the picture. Enjoy!!! - mimisatin

Thursday, September 11, 2008

2nd Annual International Crochet Day

As my fellow crochet buddy pointed out to me, the 2nd Annual ICD is tomorrow, Friday, September 12. Since I don't have anything to wear that I have crocheted I will also continue to be a representative for the craft.

For those of you who know me and may even see me, I am currently making adjustments to the brown sweater set and should have it completed by the time I get off the bus tomorrow. I also need to complete my brown pull-over sweater that is being created to wear with a pair of pants this fall. Even though I frogged the orange/white sweater jacket, it may get another life after all. I really need to think about that one since I am sewing another outfit for the fall. If I don't get it done for the fall, then definitely spring. Just keep looking.

I am also still working on the sampler squares for my bed. More on that project in my post this weekend.Hopefully, I will have pictures on this site soon. Have a great afternoon!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Our Bed

Last night I decided to go purchase yarn at Walmart for a small project that I wanted to re-create. I even got the brainstorm to ask my husband if he wanted to come along for the ride. Wrong time to have a brainstorm like that. You see, I have always wanted to do something for our bed and he has always wanted me to do something as well. Our idea is that whatever it is, it will be an awe inspiring piece of work. The bed itself is massive; it is a 7' CA-King Square Canopy and the only problem I have is that whatever I do, it will need to be just as massive. Here lies the task at hand. You see my dearly beloved husband met me in the yarn section, takes a look at some books on the bottom shelf and his eye catches a book for an afghan sampler. OK, I know you have got to have your mouth open right now. Yes, he decides that we, WE should take on this project. (NOTE: He does not know how to crochet and at this writing is attempting to learn so that he can help.) How hard can it be. I told him, not hard but time consuming since we don't even know how wide we really want this afghan to be. So we check out the final measurements of the given piece (59" x 75") and I immediately conclude that this size will probably just fit the top of the mattress. We decide on colors and the final purchase was at least $80. As of this morning, we have not taken the final measurements of the bed and I still have my hopes that I will need to double the amount of squares needed. This is a lesson for all fellow crocheters, don't take your husband yarn shopping. You never know what he will get you HOOKED into. I am so hooked I can't even wiggle out of this one. This post will continue until the last stitch is stitched. Friday, 9/7/08

Saturday, August 30, 2008

I'm Here!

Hello, Touche' for Crochet is here. Just lovin' this. Posts to start soon.