What do a lucha libre mask, a hand stitched pillow and Bob Mackie have in common?

Day 168 well quite frankly nothing except they are all in this post....hehehe...oh I amuse myself don't I??  It is amazing how funny I think I am which is of course not half as funny as the reality...

While the hurricane gets the east coast wet we here in the Southwest desert hope for rain.  I hope you all have prepared and are staying safe this weekend.  Growing up in Florida it took my husband and I a long time before we were not instinctively doing hurricane prep at certain times of the year now we are working on a general emergency family food supply pantry but thats a work in progress.

Here in the desert we don't really get tornadoes or hurricanes normally just the rare snow and ice, the rare flash flood and massive sand storms galore including some incredible 1000s of feet tall dust devils (nothing to sneeze at the ones that have gone over our house have engulfed it and shaken it like a crazed wannabe tornado) and  HUGE sand storms like the ones they have gotten in Arizona recently.  The Rio Grande Valley down below is a fault line, we have 5 dormant volcanoes that sit behind us on the on the mesa and there is a giant caldera (super volcano) just to the north so you know we have our own share of possible interesting emergencies~NOT that I want anything to happen.

So while that part of the country hunkers down the sewing life here continues.....

Hand embroidered pillow.  This design is from a book of mythical monsters and I hand drew this from it to use.

The 18" block tshirt blanket...a gift for my hub on his 40th.

Having a little fun with a lucha libre mask~waiting to see if I get to work on a  costume persona for a local lucha!
A rug of crocheted squares....sewn together
These crocheted squares were in a box of freecycled materials and I knew I was not gonna put them together in a blanket.

The blanket top to the first of my most recent blanket projects....these are 8"squares and the fabric is Mezzanine by Patty Young via Michael Miller fabrics with a Tina Givens for Freespirit Heavenly in blue added in ...

Here is one of the upcycled skirts I made for G1....
A broomstick skirt~we cut off the bottom two layers and left the bottom unhemmed for a raw look

Dragonflies and other beading cut from a totally 80s? Bob Mackie sweater

Dragonflies flying (hand sewn) around the front of the skirt

Loving the way the sparklies go around the sides

Again I hope you all are staying safe and dry over there on the east coast...send some of that leftover rain our way ok?! Back tomorrow with some more clothing redos, thrifting, books and more....what will you create today?

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