Monday, October 12, 2015

Hello Again

Where does the time go?  I was so sure I was writing at least three times a week but it has been a long time, hasn't it?

Miss E and I finished up her quilt project with the new Babylock.  She had asked my friend Suzi to quilt it, and she did a marvelous job as always.  Miss E was so very nervous about sewing on the binding, so I took pity on her, and in my quest to do the UFO clean up, I stitched it on, with her sewing machine, while she watched.

We did a light beige binding as a contrast to all the dark borders.  It would not have been my first choice but she likes it!  You cannot see her smiling behind the quilt as she holds it up.

Then I took the famous trip to Chicago on the train.  I think I've recovered from that now.  Hopefully.

This weekend Miss A got a new dress from her other grandma, and it required hemming.  We had just had a long discussion about how she likes dresses, what kind what color, etc.  So I was already making her a dress when she came over with the hemming project.
Having done the hem, the sewing machine was all set up and just begging to be used.  So I put together this little number.  It's a basic tee shirt with a pleat down the front, and three buttons for trim.  The first two photos were taken in my basement studio.  The dress looks blue, which would have been lovely.

However, the actual color is more purple...This is upstairs, horribly backlit from the patio doors.

But at least the color is a bit more accurate.

It was fun to sew but hard to iron.  It seems I sprained my right thumb while getting myself organized in the basement on Friday night.  I spent the weekend putting ice on it and rubbing it with Aspircreme and  saying "ouch" every ten seconds.  Do you know how many times you use your thumbs for things?  Picking up scissors, opening the fridge, writing, typing... in fact this blog post is causing a few ouches right now.

Time to go.  Sew on...

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