Year in Review - Part 2
First off, 2011 was the year Toni Janome came into my life.
With knitting I always hear people say "Don't skimp on tools!" But quite honestly, I learned to knit, and knit just fine on my Susan Bates and Boye cheapy-cheap needles. And Red Heart yarn does have it's place!
I discovered that this "rule" applies much more to sewing than knitting. This point hit home when I first fired Toni up--she sews like buttah!
2011 appears to have been the Year of the Dress.
Seersucker shirtdress. I love wearing this on sweltering Jersey summer days.
Can you tell what pose I prefer? This dress reminds me of Springs. I finished it up while hanging out with him the day before we put him down. He was so frail and weak, but still able to follow me around as I sewed this and tried it on.
This was, and still is, a real winner--the Bob Bob Jammies!
And of course there were a couple of quilts as I dipped my toes into that pool.
The "wonky" Amish Roman Stripe quilt that survived the great infestation.
And of course, my favorite--
The dissected frog wall hanging that now hangs in Dr. Mad Scientist's classroom. Hee hee.
Oh and before I wrap this up, I have to share what my true love gave to me on our 12th year of marriage--
Meet Trevor. I can't believe we're a 3 cat family now. He's still warming up to his new surroundings (as you can tell from the picture of him cowering in the junk closet). I hope he turns out to be a nice lap cat.
Nothing says "I love you" like kitty cat!