Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Beautiful Productive Day

CountryBoy and I are up at 4:00 in the morning five, some times six, days a week.

A couple of hours later, the sun makes its way up over the mountain behind our 5th wheel.

As I was writing yesterday's blog post I noticed an orange glow coming through the window in our door.

I peeked outside, grabbed my coat and camera and went outside to capture this beautiful moment...


It remained cloudy all day and the temps were in the upper 60's.  Very comfortable outside.  In fact, I almost sat outside to watch the birds flock the feeder and takes photos but I had a project that needed my attention indoors...

I had been wanting to do some sewing yesterday but I couldn't decide what I wanted to work on.

After getting in our closet for something I saw what needed to be done...


A quilt-lined shirt that got CountryBoy through the cold winter of Idaho earlier last year was in dire need of repair.


I wasn't quite sure how to go about fixing it so I started out by taking the sleeve off.

From there, I trimmed all the loose threads and surged (I think that's what it's called) the edges of the sleeve together as well as the shirt sleeve opening.

Then, I attached the sleeve back onto the shirt.  I did a straight stitch first then went back over it with a zigzag stitch for more reinforcement.


All done and looking much better...



I was quite pleased with myself for figuring this out (since I really don't know that much about sewing) and being able to salvage a very warm shirt for hubby!

I also whipped up a couple of gluten-free Gingerbread Mini Loaves and Cinnamon Maple Frosting...


and made some Chicken Veggie 'Lo Mein' for dinner...


MMMMmmm!  So good!

Today, I woke up at 3:30 a.m. with an awful headache.  I took some Advil and went back to bed.

CountryBoy got up at 4:00 to get ready for work.  I usually get out of bed around 4:30 (once he's out of my way, ha!) but this morning I fell back asleep and never heard a thing until he came in to kiss me goodbye.

I stayed in bed and finally got up around 6:30.  That is so unlike me but I guess I needed the extra sleep.  Thankfully, the headache was gone.  I'm moving a bit slow this morning but that's OK.  I don't have much on the agenda today.

When I woke up at 3:30 it was raining.  That is the first rain since I've been here!  It didn't rain much but it's very cloudy and overcast today so maybe we'll get some more.

Looks like a good day to drink some hot tea, curl up on the couch with a good book and maybe do some more sewing (if I can figure out what I want to sew!).

What have you got going on today?

Till next time,


8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that sky was beautiful! glad you're feeling better.

Granny said...

The mended shirt looked great. I've been sewing for over 50 years and couldn't have done it better. I'm sure your husband will appreciate having the shirt made good as new.

Flat Creek Farm said...

omGoodness.. what a gorgeous sky.. breathtaking!! Heck yeah.. I would have bundled up to take a pic too :) Love it that you fixed the shirt. I used to mend things quite a lot, then we became a part of the 'throwaway' society here :/ It looks great.. good job! I wish I could get excited about sewing again.. hmmm.. soon I hope. This has been headache week for me.. today has been better, thank goodness. Hope you remain headache-free as well! -Tammy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gorgeous sunrise pic! Congrats on fixing the shirt it turned out great and dinner looks yummy:@)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow, that sunrise is awesome! And what a great job you did on that shirt. I'm ashamed to admit that I ripped a seam on a sweater as I was putting it on and just threw it away. You are becoming so resourceful these days! Glad the headache didn't linger.

Debbie Linkous said...

What a gorgeous capture! That one might need to be printed! :) Good job on the shirt. As soon as I saw it, I recognized it and had a "CountryBoy moment" - I miss you guys so much!

Ronda Walker said...

What a beautiful sunrise. I'm happy you're feeling better.

CountryDew said...

What a beautify sky!

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