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.