Thursday, April 26, 2012

Games of Thrones is the first book in the epic series of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.
Last season HBO brought the first book to life ( Games of Thrones) on Sunday nights at 9pm. I did not watch the first season. I watched the first season in February on HBO on demand; it was great. I went to Barnes and Nobles and bought the book on CD. I love to listen to audio books.
Once I finish listening to Games of Thrones I bought the second book on CD in the series " Clash of the King".
Clash of the Kings is the second book in the series and its also the second season on HBO.

The third book in the series is Storm of Swords
I bought A Storm of Swords in audio book. I decided to listen to this book during the summer and before the third season starts on HBO.
If you are not watching this series you are missing a treat. Warning: for adults only.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Color Blocking - New Edition Concert and Migraine

Last night my dd, cousin and I went to see New Edition concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was a beautiful day. I bought the tickets the first week of February and I tried to give my ticket away all last week because of migraine headaches for two weeks. I felt better yesterday so I went to the concert. The great part of going to the concert is that my daughter drove us into NYC. Just so that you can get an/>idea of what migraines will do to a person see the pic below
If you look closely at the picture below will be able to see the redness in my eyes.
The next pic was my interpretation of color blocking. I love the soft colors.
The jeans is Gloria Vanderbilt- Amanda- sweater- Daffy Dans.

Shoes- I bought the shoes in 2006, this was the second time that I wore these. I need to make a mental note to wear these more often.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Wedding and Simplicity 7084

Earlier today DH and I went to a wedding. It was a beautiful, simple and elegant affair. The blouse I wore was S7084. I wrote about the blouse in a previous post. The skirt is pleated and the fabric is of a soft shimmery tulle in a color named blush.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Simplicity 7084- DONE

Once the blouse was completed I decided to use the roses to embellish this simple blouse.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Simplicity 7084 & Donna Karan Jacket Update

Simplicity 7084
I have an event to attend on Saturday and I wanted a simple blouse. This pattern has been in my collection for a long time.

Below is the line drawing of the pattern.

I am making view-C, the one with the bow tied at the shoulder. I made the necessary adjustments and made a muslin. I need to tweak the fit a bit and the blouse should be finish before the weekend. Hopefully, the pain from the bulging disc in my neck will improve and allow me to sew. I will rest the next 24-hour and add heat and take an anti-inflammatory.
Also, I decided to join Faye starting at the top challenge from April 1 to April 15. My plan is to use the same pattern to make a few blouses.

Donna Karan Jacket Update-
I worked on the muslin for the jacket last week. The major adjustment on the jacket was to add width to the front. The method I use to achieved that was one that I learned when I attended Connie Crawford class in 2010. I hand basted the seam lines on the muslin before hand sewing the jacket together.
I cut the pieces for the jacket one week ago. I need to hand baste and fit. See the pic below

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