I'm still here! I didn't fall off the face of the Earth or anything. I just got distracted by life for a bit. So much to do lately...and so little time :-) When I last left you I was working on the School House Tunic. I finally got honest with myself about that one and realized that although I love the pattern it just may not be a design that loves my particular figure type. So, for now, I've set it aside. I may come back to it. However, it did get me started on a series of clothing sewing experiments that were very successful. I joined the Jamie Dress sew-a-long a bit ago and made two of those dresses and a top using that pattern. The first dress I made was pink and I cut it over the XL according to my measurements but that one ended up so big I had to use clothespins in the back to get a good picture. The second one I made over the L. It was snug in the bust but fit well everywhere else. So, when I made my top...I cut over the L with the extra piece added in the bust area and that worked great. So, Mom got the pink dress, I kept the brown and the mushroom top. I should say this is a GREAT pattern suitable for all sizes and body types. Very well written pattern and easy to put together. Love the zipper instructions!!
Sometime during all this my hubby left for 8 weeks of training in Alabama. So I was Mom and Dad for a bit and that kept me busy :-) During this time my computer died from some horrible virus. So, I had limited time on the computer. (With hubby home now and no longer in school....I'm stealing his! LOL!) My son kept me busy getting him ready for graduation. My daughter had a Birthday. For her birthday I solicited donations from the ladies and gents in several flickr groups I'm in. In two weeksI managed to sew a large spiderweb quilt and completely redo my daughter's room for her birthday. I was hoping it would put an end to her filthy room....alas I was wrong. It did look nice for a little bit tho. Here are the before and after pics.
I spent lots of time making and selling pins and pincushions online. Went with a friend and held her hand while she got tattooed. I collected sweaters to make a fairy sweater coat. I cleaned up and destroyed my sewing area many times. Then my hubby came home. The week after that my son graduated and during that same week with all those graduation preparations I was asked to bring my pins to a LQS to sell on commission . Only...I had nothing made! So after an intense 2 days with little or no sleep I had 65 items to take to the LQS for the big upcoming shop hop! I dropped those off the day my son graduated. My house was trashed that day but with much help from family and friends we whipped the house into shape for my son's impromptu graduation party.
I wish I could say things calmed down after that but....they didn't. The next day I spent all day making a tutu for a Roller Derby friend (Go Racketeer Rollers!!!) Then that Sunday I taught a fascinator/hat class at my house! There were good vittles and tons of hats made. Each of us four gals left with 6 new hats or fascinators :-) It was toooooo much fun and I'm dying to do it again soon. So there....in a nutshell we are kinda caught up! LOL! Till next time- Hats off to ya!! LOL!