Saturday, March 21, 2009

nuts

Nuts. Adult Tomten to the frog pond. Gauge wrong. Ugh.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Serger Area

I took a lot of pictures the day I did my closet cleanout. I also cleaned/organized the entire projects room that same day. I'll add pictures of the finished room as I have time. Today I'll show you the serger area.



I originally bought the sewing machine base to store my sewing machine. The surface turned out to be too small and at too high an angle to work at for any period of time, so it ended up on the patio in the summertime for plant display. When we moved to the new house, I had room for it in my projects room, and I placed it in front of the big window with the vintage picnic basket that I so, so, love.


When I bought my serger, this seemed to be the perfect place for it. And it is.
The vintage leather suitcases hold most all of my fabrics, except for quilting fabrics, which are stored in a box in the closet. My husband made the little stool for our beloved dog Clara so she had a step to get up onto the bed. (Oh, I miss that girl.)

Making progress--bit by bit

Progress this week is slow and by bits--

SEWING:
Finished the fleece jacket. I can see so many mistakes, especially that hem, which I just can't get to lay flat. Thinking about putting some kind of weight in the hem to make it hang better. Maybe I shoulda put that interfacing like the pattern called for. So much for trying to think smarter than the pattern designer.


I finally got the quilt block started. We had a lovely few days with rain, rain, rain; three inches total. I gathered my chai latte, telephone, TV remote, and watched some stuff from Roku.


George cuddled up on the couch next to me. Spoiled boy.


Back to the quilt block--I'm calling it "Peek-a-boo-Dots", see?



KNITTING:


The sock:


Peter Easy as inspired by Seigfried Farnon. I hardly got anything done on this--


I finished the little carseat blanket. This was a disappointment. It is not laying as flat as I would like, so I'm going to try and wash it and block it. I also still have a skein of that blue boucle and about half a skein of the white left. Aargh. Not as much as I thought it would take to knit the blanket. So I can knit another blanket, sigh. So much for stash reduction. Why does the stash have to decrease so slowly? Oh. That would be because I keep ADDING to the stash.


Last but not least is the KAL EZ jacket, and, wow, is it going slow.