Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Oh, I can rig an extension cord all the way back to the laundry room, but the little desk lamp I have available to plug into it is totally inadequate.
Have to call the electrician again, and get him back to actually fix the problem. Just got the bill for the 2 hours he spent figuring out what was wrong, so I guess I should pay for that too.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Around building bunk beds for my girls' room, yes, two sets of bunk beds, I haven't done any sewing for myself or my family at all. But I did order a bunch of swatches from fabric.com that might possibly become bridesmaid dresses. (I and 3 of my girls are in a wedding this coming June.)
And it's time to start thinking about Purim costumes and YomTov dresses for Pesach and Shavuos. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry, just needed to scream. I think for Purim we're going with capes and/or ponchos instead of my usualy sandwich outfits. Anything that can't be made as a cape or a poncho is out. (So far I have one order for a watermelon, and one for a strawberry cake, both of which will work just fine as ponchos.)
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
- finished hand-sewing the lining side of the shoulder seams. The one part I hate about this pattern is the way it says to do the shoulder seams! I have to figure out a better way.
- topstitched around neck and armholes of bodice
- added heavenward designs tag
- sewed (previously pinned) pleats down and attached pockets
- attached contrast band to bottom of skirt
- sewed side seams
- hemmed skirt
- attached skirt to bodice
- sewed buttonholes on sides of bodice (4 total)
- attached butterfly buttons (2 on each side, and one decorative only on center front of bodice)
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Well, nothing sewn. I did make two batches of muffins for the freezer and put up a big pot of chicken soup for Shabbos and the freezer (for future Shabbasos.)
And folded and put away some laundry, put in another wash, nursed the baby and the toddler a few times... guess it wasn't exactly a wasted day.
Monday, January 16, 2006
But I did finish the bunting for my newest niece!
Thoughts: It's very wide. Strange pattern, but then, all the big 3 patterns are strange. Remind me why I use them? Oh, right, because I can find them for $1 each, or at least I used to be able to! Anyway, the pattern called for fleece, but still had directions as if it were any other fabric. (5/8" seam allowances? On fleece?!) And way too many seams, so I eliminated the center front seam and the center back seam by moving center front and back to the folds. My 3 month old was gracious enough to model it for me, so I got some good pictures. Still on the camera, not the computer, but I'll get them off and up eventually. For now, I'm just happy I snuck in the half hour to finish it. (And that's with 3 sick kids! Two of whom were in the room with me as I sewed.)
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Mimi (18mo) woke up from her nap very cranky. I offered a late lunch. But I'm not sure she even heard me, because she was busy throwing an absolute fit that Jelly was in the sling! Carrying Mimi wasn't good enough. "Wan' in dere!" she said emphatically, pointing directly at the sling containing her 3mo old sister. I served her lunch, and went to hide out at the computer (just around the corner, I can still see and hear her) and nurse the baby. Mimi still nurses too, but not during a fit! And I wanted her to eat lunch first. She's finally calming down, so she'll probably get a turn in the sling too. If Jelly lets me put her down. Maybe in the swing? She wasn't crying, just fussing that she wanted to be held/given attention, which is why I went and got the sling in the first place.
Definitely not a sewing day... by the time I get through this, the bigs will be home from school and wanting my attention for homework and such. Then they'll want dinner...
But I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love my children and I love being home with them. I just want to do everything else too. (Like carve out some time for sewing, hypothetically.)
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Anyway, currently on my plate: (immediate sewing goals)
- finish bunting for my newest niece
- take pictures (and post them!) using one of the little models floating around here
- mail said bunting and the rest of the baby gift I made my sister
- organize UFOs and figure out what comes next
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
This blog exists because I needed a blogger id to comment on someone else's blog... but now that I have it, I'm inspired by Leah to take my sewing journal online. Because I don't spend enough time at the computer as it is! But I already take pictures of my creations, if only to share them with my friends at NMSL. And I too would like to be able to look back at the year and say, "Wow, I did accomplish a lot!" or "Well, it was a tough year, but I'd like to do better next year." Or both! and be able to mean it.
So Welcome Aboard! This blog is mainly for me, but you're welcome to poke around and get inspired, or comment and inspire me, offer words of encouragement, etc. No flaming and no profanity allowed! (And no anyone-bashing. On my turf, you behave yourself.)