I received this leather skin earlier this past week. This is a beautiful leather piece and the color red is on the warm side which I prefer. Never sewn with leather. This will be a new challenge. I wish now I had purchased two skins.
I ordered this through Fabric and Notions Yahoo Group.
Today marks the ending of one lifestyle and a beginning of another. The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity as I prepare to retire today.
I have spent over 30 years in non-profit management and loving the work I do/did. I am now ready to take a break and see what it is like to get up and go walk or to go to Planet Fitness at any time of the day, instead of hustling out the door to drive to work. I am happy to think that I can do the laundry any day of the week and not just on a weekend. I like the idea of sewing as much or as little as I want and spending as much time doing it as I like.
I am looking forward to cleaning out the house, taking the next step which is finding a new home in a coastal area. I am excited about the next journey and where it leads.
I will miss those who I have worked with these past 14 years and most of all I will miss the individuals that we serve who have a disability and/or other disadvantaging conditions. I love it when I see a person g…
I wanted to wear my Halifax Hoodie; still need to add the drawstring. Shoe laces have been recommended for this. A friend of mine had on a RTW hoodie and the drawstring was definitely a shoe lace.
My husband is like Turtle on Entourage, a HBO (?) series no longer showing. Turtle was obsessed with buying tennis shoes (kicks). So was my husband for a period of time. Many of the shoes came with colorful laces. Many of the shoes were purchased at Foot Locker.
During lunch break on Friday, I hop over to the mall which is five minutes from my office and go into FL only to find that they don't sell shoe laces!!!!!????? They have some great looking shoes with matching or contrasting shoe laces, yet they don't sell any in case you need to replace them or choose to wear another color.
Who Would Have Thought that a store that sells these type shoes would not sell them. The sales associate suggested I go to Target or Walmart. What a missed opportunity. With retail sales changing…
Well I just completed my first week of retirement!!! It somewhat felt like a week of vacation. I will say this, I feel rested and love that my life last week was guided by "what time is it" and I have x time to do this particular thing or not.
I completed the Simplicity Jacket and wrote a review for Pattern Review. I was surprised by the lovely comments I received as I was not over the hill in love with the jacket. I am going to hem the sleeves a little shorter as several suggested as the length I took out was too much. I actually had to add bias tape to the edge of the sleeve, just so I could turn up a minimal amount. This will be an easy fix.
Here are pictures of the jacket.
I do love the fabric. The jacket outcome is just not what I expected. I will wear this. I have so many other jacket patterns to try that this one will not be made again any time soon or if at all.
This past week was not much in the way of sewing except for completing this jacket. Hopefully my…