Saturday, October 22, 2016

3 - 2 - 8

three more blocks in the farmer's wife sew-along are done!   first time sitting at the machine for any length of time in nearly a week....


there are 2 more blocks printed off and sitting beside the old viking...after those are done, only 8 more blocks to wrap up this sew along....well before the end of the year too, which is reason for a happy dance!   next, of course, is get current with 365.  anticipate that possibly january will be busy getting these 2 projects to the flimsy stage....and aside from a double wedding ring sew along next year, it's UFO tackling....there are a couple that have been on the list far too long and sorely need finishing....so bring on sew-turday!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

prime example...

for standing back when choosing fabric....


several years back was trolling the red tag sale fabrics for flannel to make winter lounge pants and found this.   it was really inexpensive and was in a rush, so grabbed the bolt and got what i needed....but to my surprise on closer inspection, saw these skulls and peace signs...so stuck with it and it has finally gotten sewn up....only me and the laundress (also me) will see it, so doesn't matter....mainly going for cozy and comfy.   and why, you might ask, am i sewing flannel on a stretch of 80+ degree days?   weather channel uttered "cold and blustery for the weekend" so planning ahead.   have fabric for another pair that is a pinky print, not halloweeny at all.   since my tragic encounter with certain maine doctors, necessary to have several pairs on hand since some bodily functions have gone haywire...just saying.   ****   starting to feel better after long stretch of sinus infection/sore throat/cold sores/chest congestion etc.  haven't really sewn much past week except some hand quilting and now these pj bottoms.  various blog and facebook posts are sending my mojo into overdrive and hoping to feel better in a day or two....me and my tissue box, that is.  so watch this space.....