Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oh my!

Home updates are taking over my LIFE!!!!

Just a quick update....Spring Break did NOT give me enough time!! I started some things and now we still have lots left to do...we ended up leaving town Thursday - Sunday! We will have everything completed and DONE by Sunday afernoon though! WHEW! No sleep or TV for me this week I suppose!!! DANG!

Random question for my crafty ladies out there..... What is a good starter sewing machine?? I really don't know much about sewing but feel the need to finally break down and buy a machine and start trying it out! My sister-in-law and I are determined to learn and are planning on taking some lessons this summer! I don't want to go overboard on the money spending with this....just something to play around to make pillows and dabble in other things too! Nothing TOO serious or scary!!! :)

I would love to hear what you think!!! :)

Also...for my gardening ladies.... I have two big pots that are sitting on my back patio...I want to fill them with something thick and colorful. They will get full sunlight! Any ideas?! I am in Texas something semi-heat resistant! Although...we did get more snow on Sunday after some 70 degree days last week!!!

Thanks for all the help!!!!!



Amy said...

Hilary, you need to get a semi-cheap sewing machine from somewhere like Sam's Wholesale or Wal-mart or Target! Remember that handy baby blue sewing machine I had that helped make about 300 tiger tunes costumes? Well it was like $75 from Sam's. I think if it made it through that I think it could take a few pillows from you! :) You don't have to get a fancy-schmancy sewing machine, and my cheam one works great! Miss you, and hope to see you May 15!!

katie beth said...

I have a little Singer that was a gift but came from Target and wasn't that expensive. It works well and even has a dvd that teaches you how to set it up to get started (like threading the machine, winding the bobbin, and using the different stitches).

Sarah Ann said...

I don't sew much, but my mom's a wonder - She always recommends Singer or Kenmore. She swears by them!

Love your blog! I'm following!

Karah said...

Hey girl! My mom got me the Singer Simple for Christmas last year. I LOVE IT. Its great for beginners. I have no clue how to sew and its so easy to work. You can get it at Target for about $100. I think its a great starter machine. The model number is 3116. Good Luck!! As for plants, I kill everything I plant so I have no advice there. haha.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I need plant ideas as well. I have no green thumb that is for sure!

~KS said...

Spring break could have easily been about a month longer... for sure!!