So, we survived four days without full power -- two days with partial power from a generator, then two days with zip when the generator went toes up -- and then we decided it was an excellent time to do this:
That's a laundry room after cabinet/counters/sink removal. And that has proceeded with the usual home renovation fun (insert hysterical laughter here), but I'm sure it will be totally worth it when complete. And if I say that enough it will surely be true.
But we can't let minor inconveniences get in the way of sewing fun! And finally, after much dithering around, I got a spring version of Style Arc's Stacie jean jacket finished:
SNAP SOURCE. As mentioned, pattern is from STYLE ARC, Stacie Jean Jacket. It is beautifully drafted, and sews together easily. I took issue with a couple of directions, but I don't want to say they are wrong, just that they puzzled me. First was the direction to sew the collar pieces together and then top stitch them before sewing to the neck. I'm not sure how you can easily sew the undercollar to the neck edge along its entire length if it has topstitching already done -- perhaps there's an industry secret I don't know -- but in any case, I top stitched after affixing the collar to jacket. Also, I couldn't figure out just what was expected to be done to finish off the front facing at the collar edge. Could have asked Style Arc, they are very responsive to customers, but instead I just turned down the raw edge and sewed it down as I was sewing down the inside collar edge. Worked, looks fine, no raw edges, happy sewist.
There has been knitting, but due to 2 million (I exaggerate; it's only 50,000) ends needing worked in it isn't ready for its close up. This was a re-visit to a former nemesis -- the Heartbeat sweater from Just One More Row. I think I have ended up with a wearable sweater. Not sure if I want to go through with explanations of my continuing issues with the math behind this one, but photos will follow.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Things I am thankful for today -- a generator, even though it only supplies partial power to the house, at least we have some heat and running water -- power has been out since sometime in the middle of the night, and not likely to be restored until tomorrow at the earliest. Pray the propane holds out!
Also grateful for Internet access -- and most importantly -- Blue Bell Banana Pudding ice cream in the freezer!
Stay warm and safe!