Showing posts from November, 2022

The Utility Coat

  This one was started over a year ago. I joined an online class with Claire's Thread in May 2021 to sew the Ultimate Coat by the Maker's Atelier . I didn't quite manage to finish it during the sew-along but made quite great progress. The Coat was assembled and only needed the finishing touches.  Because this was running quite close to our move and all the end of school year sewing, I left it aside hoping it wouldn't be for too long... well in the end it took me well over a year to pick it up again. I knew one of the step that was left was to sew the drawstring chanel at the waist but somehow my markings didn't align so I wasn't sure how to make sure it would be sewn straight around the waist. That's probably why I wasn't that keen to dig it out again.  At long last, I got everything out last month and decided to sew the channel anyway. With that done, only the addition of the elastic around the wrists remained in terms of sewing. That alone again took

Mini blocks sew along

Today is the last day of the Mini blocks sew-along and I finished my last block in the morning. That wasn't the plan but the last 10 days have been particularly awful for our family so there had been no time/ energy or willingness to do anything more than the bare minimum... sewing will help healing I hope.  I finally ca ught up with the blocks on our return from the US, first with the criss-cross The curved log cabin, which I made 2 of: And the rainbow And 2 bonus blocks And one more triangle geese too that I had started a while back A grand total of 20 blocks so far... not sure what I'll do with them or if I'll make more.  Linking to  Design Wall Monday ,   Monday Making ,  Midweek Makers ,  Wednesday Wait Loss ,  Happy Needle and Threa d   Brag about your Beauties ,   Off the wall Friday ,   Finished or Not Finished Friday ,   Put your foot down ,  Peacock Party ,   Patchwork and Quil t

November goals

Hopefully this month should be a little quieter than the previous ones, I am even hoping for some real sewing time.... not just 5 minutes one evening! Who knows, it might finally happen. Let's make a list to keep focused, or not! Quilting 1. Mini series SAL - hoping to grow my collection and complete all the 12 blocks 2. Super Mario quilt -  needs binding finished off (not even the full binding! And gazillions of threads buried)  Will it finally be finished this year? 3. Farmer's Wife quilt - about 30 blocks needed still, it would be so nice to gift it to my mum for Christmas - I guess this is probably unrealistic but we'll see... 4. Storm at Sea - a small one to quilt but hopefully it will be done before the end of the year.  5. Dear Jane 6. Impromptu quilt - needs quilting. It is a very big quilt so I went to get it professionally quilted. Maybe it will get sent this month... or maybe not still Dressmaking 1 .  Utility coat - need   finishing -  I  will make this one my  

October in review

Another late review, I guess I might have an excuse since we were away until Monday afternoon and quite jet-lagged on our return. We were lucky enough to spend 5 days in New York City. We all had a fabulous time, busy sightseeing and walking around this most vibrant town. I even managed to visit a few fabrics and trimmings stores, after all our hotel was conveninently located in the Garment District (that wasn't on purpose, honest!) And for the rest of the month before our trip, we still had all the renovation work going on with 2 bedrooms (including ours) out of action and some flooring to lay down just before we jetted off. we managed to all sleep in our own bedrooms a few nights before our trip but there is still quite a lot of work and moving around to do before all is back to normal. So for sure, this was another busy month.  Early October, our company celebrated World Mental Health Day by giving staff the day off so I took advantage to pick up my Charlie blouse. And even thou