Writings on sewing related subjects, as well as whatever suits my fancy.
What I wore yesterday
DH and I had some grocery shopping to do yesterday; plus some other running around to various clothing/department stores. The weather was improved over the past few weeks of truly cold weather. I decided to wear my new KS Jacket (3827). DH took some photos for me.
Front view. I love the collar.
Back view, wore with jeans.
This was perfect weight jacket to wear as the temperatures rose to about 60 degrees. Loved it.
I have not been able to do much sewing this week. My DH had to have rotator cuff surgery to fix a bad shoulder that I could not ever talk him into doing a couple of years ago. It was pretty bad at this point. Fortunately it was repairable. Everyone I have talked to who have had this surgery or someone in their family has said it is very painful afterwards. They were not kidding.
My DH's pain level on a scale of 1-to 10, with 10 being the worst, is about 18! No pain tolerance at all. The doctor visit and pre-admission ate up one full day last Monday. The surgery was Thursday and the procedure is laparoscopic. While the nerve block and anesthesia were still there after spending 9 hours at the hospital, sometime during the early morning yesterday the nerve block wore off!
He was finally able to sleep last night as did I-YEAH!!!
I hope to go to sewing room sometime today and tomorrow, in between being a nurse; I really stink at being a nurse. Bless all of you who are. The nur…
I decided it was time to buy a new rotary cutter. My old one was okay; I tried an Olfa cutter with a different grip at a sewing retreat a few months ago. I liked the feel of it so I decided to let the old one go!
I could not decide on the size I should get and Nancy's Notions had a special sale so I took advantage of the and bought two.
I also purchased this Fiskars Easy Change Fabric Cutter Knife. It comes with three different blades used for different purposes.
Lastly, I needed a new cutting mat. The one I had was bent/warped and not usable. This is a folding mat which when opened it truly lays flat.
I started a new project over the weekend. It is Simplicity 8425. I truly love the look of this pattern.
Here is the fabric I am using, a scuba knit in navy, from Fabric Mart. So far I have sewn and resewn the darts and stitched the shoulder seams. I did press the darts but don't looks so attractive on AlmaMarie below.
A lot more to be completed but wanted to share a glimpse of what is in the works.