Thursday, June 6, 2013

Stuck here on our boat during Tropical Storm Andrea.

I guess Mother Nature has a calender and discovered that Hurricane Season is officially here.  No Sooner had June 1st rolled around than she started churning up trouble in the Gulf and we're now getting hammered with wind, rain, and high tides. Just like last year during 'Debby', Andrea forgot to turn off the faucet and our marina has overflowed. 

Normally the water is about 3 feet below our docks. I took this picture before the dock ended up covered in about 6 inches of water. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
Another version of the dress I blogged about in my previous post. This one is LOUD and I love it.

The back with ties.

The back of the panties and I just now realized I should have added a bow!!

And what I really love; matching dog collars (and of course a head band).
 I've been busy making and selling dog collars and baby items.  These are things that are manageable to work with while living on our boat and besides that I really enjoy sewing them.

Hurricane Season???? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Wilbur is doing well but he does not like having rain and wind whistle up his butt when he's supposed to be going potty so he tends to hold it until he's ready to explode. Luckily the rain stopped for a while and the tide dropped enough for me to get him off the boat for a quick break. We both hope this isn't the beginning of an extra stormy summer.

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.