Monday, 17 March 2008

Ever wondered what I got up to in my spare time ?

                        

Just popping in to let you know that Lyn is getting along really well ~ she tell's me she hasn't felt so well in ages ~ so is looking forward to a much better future ~  and as for me I am doing much better still on the old pain killers  but feeling great ~

I like to do a bit of dressmaking and other than my computer my sewing machine is my very favourite passtime ~ it is computerised and so easy to use ~ Abbie was off school today so she helped me to decorate Lyn's overalls ~ they are two sizes to big  for Lyn but she loves them ~ wears them to do the gardening  ~ and the housework ~ they are so plain  (so we Abbie and I) decided they needed prettying up :o)  don't know what Lyn will say when she sees them though :o)

We have been getting out more and went shopping today and are looking forward to more outings now hopefully the weather is getting better ~

Hope you all have a happy St. Patricks day and wish you all the "Luck of the Irish "

 

44 comments:

ora4uk said...

good to hear that all is well your way...glad you are getting out more...according to our weather person this is not a good week for getting out around here LOL....if we lived closer would you sew on my jeans....or overalls???  awww gee thanks friend LOLOL...God Bless...hugs...Ora

cayasm said...

They look nice Ally, glad to hear Lynn is feeling so much better and you to, must be a relief for you all, and nice to get out and about a bit more.

Take care

Yasmin
x

blpltt said...

What a lovely toy, Ally!  I would go berserk with one of those.
So glad to hear that Lyn is enjoying a new lease of life; hope you're on the mend too.
Bunny xx

mtrib2 said...

I am very happy that Lyn is doing so well following her surgery.   I did not know something happened to you that you are having to take pain medicine and I hope you are doing good considering.    It is nice that your granddaughter Abbie and you are decorating Lyn's oversize overalls and she can be surprised.    I will send you a letter about my upcoming surgery.       mark

msecz said...

Im hapy you both are feeling better,,, soon off the pills all together I hope. Looks like you had some fun at the machine.... Looks good. Would you believe we are getting more snow again... when will it end I wonder.
Sandra

mtrib2 said...

I just viewed the photo's of Lyn's Dickie's and they look fantastic.   mark

elainey2465 said...

Hee hee I like the word Dickies! And Lyn's Dickies look great now I hope she likes them! Glad she is feeling better Ally. And thanks for showing us what you do in your spare time - you clever thing! Laine xx
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marainey1 said...

I still have my old sewing machine purchased back in 1965 and it does still work too.  However, now it gets used to patch up ripped seams etc.  I just don't have time for sewing any more...I did alot before I went back to work in '84, but since then it's all been put on hold.  I love the decorating you've done.  That's a great way to spend time for sure.  'On Ya' - ma

oddb0dkins said...

Hi Ally, glad to hear you and lyn are both feeling better.
Does that machine of yours darn socks? I can't get Reet to darn mine for love nor money. ;O)

B. x

jaymact1 said...

Hi Ally, was wondering how Lyn was getting on after her op glad she is doing so well. You did a super job of her overalls hope she likes them sure she will will make the gardening very colourful. Love Joan.

labdancer51 said...

Oh well done Ally, I wish I could sew but I`m really useless at it. I used to have a lovely sewing machine that my dad bought me but I hardly used it. I`m afraid it`s one talent that has passed me by...lol! I`m really glad that you and Lyn are feeling so much better, hopefully you`ll both be 100% soon. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

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sdrogerson said...

Well done - my sock are dull fancy doing something with them?

gaboatman said...

Ally
You really have a talent with that sewing machine!  The Dickies look great, I'll bet Lyn loves them.  Glad to hear everyone is doing better all around.  I'm sure it is nice to be able to get out more often again.  
Sam

nhd106 said...

Hi Ally,  So glad to hear she's doing well!
And I'm impressed with the sewing...I'm lucky if I can do a button!
xo,
Nancy

sdoscher458 said...

So glad to hear that Lynn is doing well, may she heal quickly and well.  Those look like some fancy jeans you are sewing...you need to take a picture of Lynn in them now after she's better...love, Sandi

buggieboo1 said...

Glad to hear Lynn is doing well~

~~~Make it a Great Day~~~
              Sharon
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plieck30 said...

Good to see your post and hope your Saint Patrick's Day was all green. Paula

mariealicejoan said...

Glad to hear you are both feeling better.  I Love your sewing machine!  I had one quite similar back in Canada and I miss it.  The one I have here is only a very basic one.  I love the stitching you have done on Lyn's overalls.  I would be thrilled if I were her!!  
Marie
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faveanti said...

As a notorious (or should that be 'infamous') non-sewer, I wonder if I might actually have learnt how with a sewing machne like yours.  Mind, I suppose you still have to thread it up though - my greatest downfall!  Glad you two are on the mend at last.  That's great news.
love, Angie, xx

fowfies said...

Love your sewing maching Ally! Mama used to sew a lot. I am glad to hear that Lyn is feeling so good. I bet she will love her newly designed overalls! I know I would. :) I think they are really cute now! The weather here is getting better slowly. The warmer days are a welcome change. Love, Kelly

egre328 said...

Glad you are both getting better and I am sure Lynn will love your handiwork!  Eileenx

topchelseagirl said...

Very creative Ally! Glad to hear you're both doing so well. Yes, roll on the better weather - though this weekend is going to be pretty chilly by the sounds of things.
Angie

lindaggeorge said...

Good News all round Ally. I'd love to see what you did to the overalls.

Linda x.

lindaggeorge said...

Ooops! Just seen the photos, they were slow to load!!!!

Linda x.

mllevl said...

Wonder what she will say? lol  Eve

jmoqueen said...

Glad both of you are doing well :o)  I'm sure Lyn will love them even more now xx

Jenny

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ukgal36 said...

Glad you are both doing better..Dickies are very popular over here..my son would kill me if i touched his though...;-)
hugs
Lyn
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nedmoh said...

Hi Ally so pleased to hear you and Lyn are feeling better .Your work with the sewing machine looks great ,I'm sure Lyn will be pleased ,I have my Grannies sewing machine its very old with the handle on the side ,I made my grandaughter a black skirt and white apron for a Victorian Day at school .Hope the weather warms up so you and Lyn can go out and about more .But this Easter weekend its talking of snow showers!!!.......love Jeanxx

cacklinrosie101 said...

Ally, you are so talented!  I used to sew quite a few years ago when my children were small but got away from it.  I never did sew extremely well.  Glad Lyn is feeling so well and you are feeling better also.  Love xx Chris

salemslot9 said...

when I was a teenager
I had a pair of blue denim overalls
with a pocket on the bib (?)
my mother sewed a patch
on that pocket
"LOVE", with flowers in the letters
left you a comment
on your profile

mortonlake said...

glad lyn better ally.  got pair of jeans need shortening,i know where to come.      lol    roll on springtime ally        take care  mort xxx

jeanno43 said...

How clever you are, I have never been any good with a needle or sewing machine.  Wishing you a very happy Easter Ally.

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astra1547 said...

Hi Ally...you are clever with the sewing machine. My mum used to do machining and sell the dresses she made on a stall on market day and take orders from people who wanted dresses made. myself, i could never get the hang of the machine...best wishes and take care!

Astra!
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fasttrack58 said...

I'm hoping Lyn liked her overalls, lol....
Linda :)

csandhollow said...

I can almost sew a straigh line. LOL

lindapaterson177 said...

Happy Easter Ally....luv bella xx

jlocorriere05 said...

Wow Ally, the buttonholes on your blouse are so neat ~ that was always my failing! I'd make them so big I needed to sew dustbin lids on for buttons! Lol! I'm sure Lyn loved her overalls and will wear them with pride! I hope you're having a very happy Easter! Jeannette xx  

helloimkara said...

I always did want to learn how to sew! I am impressed!

Kara :)

zoepaul6968 said...

glad to hear you are on the mend hun and that Lyn is feeling better,I must start dressmaking again,its been a while,so watch out for posts from me about sewing my fingers together lol zoe xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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onemoretina said...

Hey there, Ally ..... I'm so glad to read that Lyn did well with her surgery, and is recovering nicely.  That is good news, and a relief for you, too !   I'm sorry I didn't get over here sooner.  Long story, but I've not been able to spend much, if any, time at my computer these days ... I'm hoping that it changes soon.  Anway, I hope you are doing well, and that you and Lyn are enjoying the Spring days.  Love to you, Tina

stupidsheetguy said...

I'm not the least bit surprised to discover that you have another creative outlet that you turn to. Your dressmaking is probably as wonderful as your journaling, very artistic and imaginative!

I could sure use a pair of oversized overalls for my yardwork!

Glad to see you, and pleased to hear that Lyn is feeling well also. Take care for now :)

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally
Glad to hear you and Lynn are on the mend....... now why, oh why did you mention your sewing machine, now i shall have to get mine out !!
Luv Jaynee X

rjet33 said...

Just one question.  How did Lyn like her overalls?  I thought they looked really cute.  My SIL has a sewing machine like that.  I am going to box up all Donnie's clothes that need repairing and send them to you, lol.  JK.

Have a blessed week!~

Susan

merry1621 said...


Ally, you sew beautifully!  I can barely do a seam, in fact NOW I can't, as I threw out my old sewing machne.  My Mom was a fine seamstress. Very talentned.  My sister has those "genes,"  --I didn't get  a one of them!!  I have to pay for even minor alterations (like hemming). xoxo Merry