Sunday, July 14, 2013

Rock 'n Romance Summer Top

I'm not sure who is still reading my blog but hey if you're still out there - hi after EXACTLY a whole year of no posts!  If you are reading this post, I would LOVE to hear from you, so please leave a comment saying hello.  It would be nice to know I'm talking to someone after all this time!

There's no guarantee I will post again on a regular basis because I have to admit, this last year has been really nice but was filled with many ups & downs.  For those who follow me on Facebook, you will know what I am talking about.  If not, it's not something I really want to chat about.  Just know that everything is all right, life is good. I am blessed.

Last weekend we celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary - so crazy it's been that long!!  Since I had a 4 1/2 day weekend, I celebrated it by sewing ALL weekend and it was awesome!  I made halter tops out of 4 of my t-shirts, took in 2 tops that were too big on me, sewed 3 tops from scratch (no pattern), made 2 headbands and an infinity scarf!

Here is one of the tops I made from this post by The Daily Stitch No Pattern Required Summer Top tutorial. It was easy to follow but I ended up making a mistake with my cutting and had to 'add on' some other fabric from the Rock 'n Romance fabric I had by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics.  I like it like that though! Then, I ended up putting too much fabric in the bust area and had to take some in with darts so it wasn't so full but it's still too full.  It is so comfy though, so that's o.k.!  I also made a matching braided headband because I just can't stand to have my hair touch my face.

We ended up going to get pedicures (I was not sure John would want to do it, but he was game and sure enjoyed it too).  He picked out OPI Don't Mess with OPI green for my toes and ended up painting his as well - lol.  Afterward, we went to a nice Indian restaurant we had been wanting to try for a while now.  It was delicious.  Afterward, we visited his dad & stepmom since we hadn't seen them in a while.  

I'm thinking of not posting on this blog anymore since I don't have any plans to continue stamping and this blog was primarily about stamping and the serenity I got in doing so.  To be honest, I got burned out which is one reason I quit design work about a year & a half go.  I simply was not enjoying it anymore.  My new blog will be generic and not specific to any craft I do because I do like to dabble in so many things!!  

So once again, please let me know you're out there still!  Thanks for reading.  Feel free to find me on Facebook or Instagram if you would like to keep up with my life (I post there more) 

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6 comments on "Rock 'n Romance Summer Top "

Isla on 9:32 AM CDT said...

I'm still here Donna and am glad that life is back on track for you. We all have ups and downs, don't we? I don't really 'do' Facebook at the moment, but maybe that should change! I wish you well in all that you do.

thestampinglady on 9:44 AM CDT said...

My first thought--well Donna is back. I didn't realize that you had been gone that looooong. I always enjoyed your posts about just daily life not just about atamping. Best of luck in your future endeavors, Dar

Michelle on 9:52 AM CDT said...

Welcome back!!!!! That top is super cute, very easy breezy for summer.

Anonymous said...

Yup I am still here welcome back from the UK

Rosy Newlun on 6:39 PM CDT said...

I'm still here, Donna! Do what your heart sings to you. You have many friends all over the place. And I will be here, and on FB too ♥

Kitty on 9:46 PM CDT said...

Hi Donna,

I discovered you through GinaK Designs. I am pretty new to card making. I think that your card designs were awesome but if you are not enjoying what you do, than do not do it.

Happy Anniversary! My 45th Anniversary was Yesterday, Sunday July 14th. My husband has Alzheimer's disease and doesn't even know my name anymore. Anyhow, I also like doing a variety of crafts but making cards is my favorite. Do what your heart and head tell you and God Bless.


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