Friday, September 24, 2010

A Visit to my Studio

I have a studio in a room next to my bedroom, which makes it very convenient when I want to work late at night without disturbing the rest of the household. This is where I sew and sketch my designs.

These are the trusty sewing machines my daughter and I use. I sew most things by hand, but I do use the sewing machine for bigger designs.
 One of the corkboards (I have two) that hold my inspirations and memorabilia.
 My reference books
More reference books and magazines and sewing notions.
Some of my fabric
 A few buttons
Some thread and ribbon
 More fabrics
Some of my yarn stash and finished bears waiting to be sold.
 A dress form and some friends
 More yarn stash and sewing notions
The corner of my desk
 And this little bear was an early pattern I was working on and she decided to remain with me, her name is Anne. I work hard trying to keep organized, but I must admit that at times it gets out of control and I spend hours looking for something I have misplaced. I keep my patterns and information in a metal filing cabinet, but I admit that it need to be organized. I will try to accomplish that this fall.

A Day on Ocean City Boardwalk

I went Ocean City with my two daughters, Janna and Miakoda. We spent the day on the boardwalk playing games and eating. First we headed over to Ma France Creperie for lunch. 
My two girls waiting for their crepes.
 Yum! The crepes were delicious!
 Then we headed across the street for some bubble tea at Oishii Sushi. Janna has been waiting for weeks to go here for bubble tea.
 Then it was on to the boardwalk. The famous Shrivers is on this corner of the boardwalk in Ocean City.
We walked the boardwalk to soak up some sun.
 I liked the color of this bike.
Only on the boardwalk can you see such sights.
 Not for the faint at heart.
  We walked on over to Playland and played some games.
Aren't they cute!
 We found this lane with murals painted on the walls, and who can resist a photo op here.
The clouds were pretty and the beach was covered with umbrellas.
 Hermit crab shells painted up in a variety of designs.
 We just couldn't pass up a ride on the carousel!
I picked a horse that didn't go up and down, too late to change horses.
 Besides he was a pretty little horse!
 We were tired and decided it was time for dinner, so we headed off the boardwalk. While waiting at the light, we saw this car with friendly people.
 We ate falafel at a small Greek restaurant called Katina's. the falafel was delicious and inexpensive, we will definitely eat there again. After dinner we headed home, with a lot of fun memories.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Day at Eastpoint Lighthouse

My three daughters, grandson and I spent the day on the beach at East Point Lighthouse

 My grandson, Jacob wanted to hunt for sea glass, so we all pitched in to help
 This is my daughter, Janna and Jacob heading down the beach in search of sea glass
 My grandson Jacob.  We found lots of sea glass and I filled my pocket with small stones of different colors, with a craft in mind
 My daughter Miakoda, with her fake mustache, pausing from searching for sea glass to strike a pose
 Danielle found a place to stand and watch the waves
 Then Jacob decided to do a little Karate Kid posing
 My three daughters, Miakoda, Janna and Danielle
 Then we all got a little silly (notice the rocks bulging in my pocket)
 Miakoda in a quiet moment
 We had fun!