Groundhog Week

If you could relive the past week, would you? Would you change anything? Sorry. No. I wouldn’t change a thing. This has been a marvelous week for me. Last week I found that the nursing home staff, prompted by the doctor, has started to change DH’s liquids from thickened to super-thickened to help him swallow…

Been Busy

Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been doing this week – I finished my silk shirt and yeah! It fits! And then I made my Milly poppy shirt and it fits too! And then we have my leather bag – of the problem with the strap leather bag – And then we have my own…

OMG Sewing Silk Velvet

I will get a picture and add it tomorrow, promise. I just had to write about this fabric or I would burst. I bought the loveliest silk velvet several years ago. It’s black with hot pink and multiple other colors in a paisley design. Whenever I look at it, I melt. It is beautiful. I…

Boho Hippie Blouse Done – Vogue 1367

In between throwing a tantrum about the oil bill, visiting my husband at the nursing home and cursing every hardship I face, I went back to the sewing room. I have fabric. If I were the grateful type, that’s something I’d be grateful for now. Maybe a bit grateful, but I would recognize it was…

A Boho Hippie Blouse – Vogue 1367

I confess. I was in college in the late 60s/early 70s. I demonstrated (everybody demonstrated). I wore LOUD clothes, some with fringe. I had a Granny Coat. I wore bell bottoms and t-shirts. I loved it. After I finish a project, I get this dull, nasty feeling that I will never start another one. Of…

Something Happens When I Finish A Project

  The sweater is done. I’m not sure when I started this. I think it was sometime in June. This is the first knitted project that I have ever finished. Not the first knitted project I started – just finished. The worst part was weaving in all those little ends of yarn when I had…

Brrrrr

It was so cold here yesterday I thought my fingers would freeze together if I didn’t keep busy. At 7 pm the temperature was 21 degrees but felt like 7 degrees with the wind chill. We’d had a high wind warning for at least 24 hours. Nasty weather when you are trying to conserve energy!…

A Wadder

Maybe not. Maybe. I’m pretty sure it is. I don’t like it. I still have the problem of the top fabric growing. Even the sleeves have grown. There’s also a nasty sway at the bottom. And it’s still bagging. I could take DAYS to take this apart, figure out how to keep the fabric from…

Had To Take a Break!

I’ve been working on the jacket from Hell constantly since I started it. It is almost done. I now have to sew the snaps on to the front. Since I’ve done 3 hours of hand-sewing today, I had to stop. Yesterday I thought I had this thing licked until I put it on the dress…

On To The Next Jacket ………… Vogue 8937

  Now that I’ve finished my Style Arc Marie jacket, I’m working on the one above. It’s Vogue 8937 and I love the lines. I also love that I have several fabrics already purchased (some two years ago) to make this in. I love this pattern. Once the weight is off I can make the…

Style Arc Marie Jacket – TaDa! Done!

Seriously I didn’t think I would EVER finish this jacket. It took the whole ball of tricks – and more. If I hadn’t had to deal with the serger, it would have been pleasant. I used a black double knit from Gorgeous Fabrics. The fabric is very posh looking and I could wear this jacket…

A Pretty Fluffy Day

What a difference a day makes! Although I’m still not out of the woe-is-me-woods yet, I’m making progress. I ย remembered that just because I was doing something it doesn’t mean I was enjoying myself. That’s the point. So now I may not “be needed” as much as I was (and thank God for that), I…