Thursday, November 1, 2012

Needle and thREAD

There had been a "marilyn monroe" moment.  Thankfully, she had shorts on underneath!

The number of  times I have heard "thank you Mommy" totally made up for the turning up of the nose of the previous project.

I've actually been working on this off and on for Forever!  It's certainly not hard, there were just long stretches of time where I didn't work on it.  I knew I wanted it to be a fall skirt, so there was no rush.

The pattern is from the sewing book,  Stitch by Stitch and Kate picked out the fabric pack from Fat Quarter Shop.

This skirt takes some time stitching it all together and tons of thread, but it's not hard.  I had not ordered enough of the fabric squares so I used a pair of her jeans that were too short but still fit in the waist.  This made her even happier I think, because Callie has a skirt made from an old pair of jeans too.  This is the best twirly skirt ever!  It goes out and up just like every little girl loves.

Callie has informed me that she wants one too, so I guess there is another one in my future.  I will be cutting/buying bigger squares for hers or it might take Forever too. I did tell her that this was the end of the non-Christmas sewing, so she may have to wait awhile anyway. 

As for reading, I'm still reading Charlotte Mason on the Kindle and Callie and I are still reading Grammar Land.  We just read one chapter a week to go along with her other grammar work.  We both like it a lot.  It's very cute and clever.  That's it other than I bought my first Christmas magazine Tuesday.  Is it too early to get out the Christmas music? 

needle and thREAD


  1. I love the skirt! I don't think it's ever too early for Christmas music - but Glenn doesn't agree with me. :)
    Glad you like the grammar!

  2. The skirt is so cute! I was wondering about Grammar Land. I believe there is a free audio version on Librivox! Alot of the Charlotte Mason texts are on there. We are listening to Our Island's History right now. My 18 year old got mad at us when we listened to a chapter without her the other day, lol.

  3. Great skirt! I'm thinking of doing one in Christmasy fabrics...but probably a skirt that doesn't require as much time.

  4. That skirt is adorable!
    Could you make me one for Christmas?
    Kidding. you