Thursday, February 7, 2013

Still living and sewing on our boat

I can't believe how quickly time passes by.

As I previously posted, we spent Thanksgiving at anchor and I don't think any other holiday will ever measure up to how much I enjoyed that one.

Christmas rolled around and we flew north for a few days in order to visit family and friends.  We ended up renting a Mustang Convertible because that's all that was available and Hans refused to drive with the top down just because the temps were in the low 30's along with freezing rain. 

Back in Florida, we spent New Year's Eve at anchor (with no snow or winter coats necessary) while rafted up with another couple from our marina. And since I got Hans a keyboard for Christmas we ended up having a jam session in our cockpit the next day.  In addition to the keyboard, our friends brought guitars and a drum machine.  Then their friends came by with another guitar and tons of food. I don't know what we sounded like but we had a great time. 

Back to reality.  Hans flew to Boston on business and my hopes of having a week long sewing marathon (without having to put everything away every day) went out the window when I experienced my first cold in over a year and a half.  Living here in constant fresh air had me spoiled but that cold knocked me on my ass. One day I was actually in my pajamas by 4 PM. 

Then, a couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine became a grandmother when her son and his wife had a baby girl.  

And, oh my!  Who doesn't love sewing for baby girls?

My version of Baby Girl Mary Janes.
A view of the front.
The back with a view of the very ruffled panties.
Are these cute or what??

The inside of these are fully lined.
All that's left to make is a bonnet.  But tomorrow I have to drive Hans to work, get groceries, blah blah blah... and we hope to anchor out for the weekend so I won't get to the bonnet until next week.  That's okay though since I'm pretty sure this won't fit the little lady until well into this summer.


the Liveaboard Wife said...

Sew cute! I'm really impressed with what you can do : ) I am getting ready (motivating myself) to begin some boat curtains and some hatch covers. I work for the Govt so if we are furloughed this spring, my forced days off easily will become sewing aboard days.

Thanks for sharing,

marysews said...

I'm glad you've posted again. I was sick in my sinuses three weeks ago for four days, for the first time in many years. I can no longer brag that I'm "never sick," and now I truly understand "the crud."

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I love those tiny mary janes--too adorable! What a beautiful layette.

Carolyn said...

Hey Laura, we need to get together again sometime soon. Lots going on here!