Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring Sewing

I love sewing at this time of the year.  I have the windows and doors opened in my sewing room and enjoy hearing the birds busy chirping away outside. 

We've had two granddaughters with birthdays this week so I have done a bit of sewing for their gifts.   This little dress will be a nice,  cool summer dress for a toddler and I love the fabrics.  Oh, to be to be able to wear all of these ruffles!!!






Another granddaughter loves skirts so I made her a sweet summer skirt in colors she likes. 






For years we have had one of the "box" televisions in our family room.  We had a cabinet actually made for the area to fit the TV.  That was about 18 years ago.  The television worked fine and we saw no need to update to a fancy new one as long as it was still working.  I think I dreaded it because it involved doing something with "the cabinet".  Well....the speakers finally went out on the old box and the time to replace it had come.  I am glad it is done, but what a mess it was when undergoing the process.  In the end, we decided to mount the new TV on a swing arm so it sits on the outside of the cabinet.  It is not perfect, but it beats remaking the entire cabinet.  Note to self.....technology changes too quickly to make cabinets that last much longer.




I've been working on a few projects for upcoming blog hops.  The first one is for the mug rug hop called April Showers.  My day is the 18th so be sure to check back then to see what has been occupying my time lately, but there are delightful mug rugs being shown each day.  Hop over and check it out.



Go and enjoy the weekend!!!!

31 comments:

Vicki said...

You are so lucky to have the windows opened and to hear the birds singing. Only a few days ago we were enjoying spring and now we have been hit by the nasty winter storm that has much of the US in it's grips as well.

Your sewing efforts look great and will be very much appreciated.

I'm with you on the technology and we did the same thing with our TV. Why get rid of something that works. Ours lasted 22 years and when the new one came it also didn't quite fit the existing cabinet. So a few careful cuts here and there and it worked.

Enjoy your spring weather and please send some our way ;-).

Live a Colorful Life said...

We are having a gorgeous day here in Fresno. Your TV viewing room looks wonderful!

nancygrayce said...

Love the dress and skirt!!! Those grands will love them too!

Oh, these new flat screens that are so big.......we had a huge tv cabinet with book cases to match.....we just had to get rid of the cabinet and buy a low one to put the tv on. Had to do that in our bedroom too! Sigh!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I hate flat screen TV's - still have an old TV, when it goes that is the end of TV in this house.

Quilting Babcia said...

That little sundress is just precious! Glad to see your fix for the flat screen tv. I hope our old one never dies, because we recently measured the opening in the cabinet and we would need a mini of one of those awful flat screens to fit our cabinet. At my age, I don't need to be spending money on a new cabinet just to fit the tv.

Wacky Woman said...

Love your sweet sewing!

Stephanie said...

We just bought our first flat screen TV and only because ours was dying. Fortunately it sits on a cabinet instead of "in" one. Adorable clothes. I, too, love the season of open windows.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Love the little dress and the skirt you made for your granddaughters. I'm sure they are going to love them.

sunny said...

Your grandies are very lucky girls! I think your tv solution was quite clever.

Nat Palaskas said...

When I saw that ruffled dress flashing by I thought I bet it's Mary's work. I was right! Love the bee fabric with it too. I know techno logy moves so fast. My son buys so many new items so quickly. Good thing he knows how to eBay them too - Hugs Nat

em's scrapbag said...

The summer dress with ruffles is cute as can be. Glad your all put back together. It looks nice. Enjoy your new TV.

A Quilter's Mission said...

I remember making cute ruffled things. Can't wait until the flowers bloom outside my sewing room window.

Michele said...

Love, love, lvoe the ruffles.

Carla said...

Lovely to be able to sew with your doors open. The wee dress is gorgeous!

andsewon said...

Cute ruffled dress. So sweet. I like that skirt. used to love to wear skirts. Have some wraps I need to dig out see if I can still wear! Seems like a great solution to your TV prob.

Maria said...

Such lucky GDs to have a Grandma who can sew such pretty clothes..
Your tele looks good the way you have put it on your cabinet..
Too hard for s to keep up with all the new gadgets...

Kathy said...

love the bee fabric and enjoy the new TV!! We love our flat screen and how it swivels!

Hilachas said...

How nice to have grandaughters to sew for. I used to sew for my daughter until she got into her teen-age years and it was no longer cool to wear home-made dresses, haha. I love buying new stuff (like tvs) too but hate having to figure out where to put it etc. Yours ended up nice.

Carole said...

What lovely clothing you made! Adorable! We have recently changed our TV. The old one must have weight a ton! lol Enjoy the new screen! Cheers!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I never had any daughters and so far no granddaughters to make those adorable dresses for....how sweet is that bee fabric! I know what you mean about the birds......I have my birdseed out and my Kitty loves it! When she was younger she would climb the trees when she went bird stalking. Now that she is older she hides at the bottom of the tree in hopes of catching a gift for me!Love the TV cabinet re-purpose you all did.

Val said...

I always love your sewing projects. You inspire me so! We did flat screens in our new house but we just mounted them on the wall. The picture is wonderful. You will enjoy it.

Kelli said...

What a sweet dress, and cute skirt~you have a great weekend, too, and enjoy your new television. :) xo

barbara woods said...

love that little dress

Kathy said...

Love your grand daughter dress with the adorable bees! Still to cold here to open the windows. That would be lovely!

Connie said...

The little dress and skirt are beautiful and I adore the bee fabric!! I agree with you about how fast technology changes and your cabinets are beautiful, the way you have the new TV in it looks great!

kathy-o said...

What adorable little dress & skirt! And the up-do in the living room - very nice. Enjoy those birds chirping - still snowing here in Montana - guess it's the winter that never ends!

Cyn said...

Ruffles are so wonderful! Frilly and girly.
Super idea for your TV cabinet!

Jean said...

It's nice you can still use your cabinet,so many people just throw them out.

deb said...

I cannot tell you how sweet that little dress is!!!!!

palmtreefanatic said...

love the dress! everything looks great!!!

Barbara said...

You have done exactly what I plan to do if we ever get a larger screen. Pull it out to sit just outside the shelving.