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The Show Must Go On / Check out the competition thread
« on: January 16, 2021, 20:40:41 PM »
This month's competition thread is Fit for Purpose - in other words, fitness wear, swim suits, dancewear, etc.  If you're feeling like your stretch fabrics are feeling neglected, maybe we want to take part.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 16th January
« on: January 16, 2021, 15:00:40 PM »
It's still dark outside, just before 7.  I need to wash the new fabric I bought yesterday - I have no willpower in a fabric store but I did get the plain cotton for the inside of masks.  I picked up some cute Eeyore fabric for my new masks - I'm beginnning to think that he is my mascot lately.  I'm just a bit (maybe more) gloomy lately. 

But today, I will get out for a walk as it sounds like all is calm outdoors.  It's been storm after storm for better than a month.  I'm thinking I need to bake - maybe a pineapple matrimonial cake.  I might even fit in some quality time with a book.

Just asking but how did we get to the middle of January?  Wasn't it New Year's Eve 3 days ago?  Have I been sucked into the Covid timewarp?

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 11th January
« on: January 11, 2021, 20:02:28 PM »
Lunchtime here on the Island.  A momentarily blue sky before the next storm rolls in.  We've been having a storm about 1 every day and a half for the last month.  The power went out again last night.  It's a day of housework and gardening.

Today... One thread per day / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR
« on: January 01, 2021, 22:13:50 PM »
Happy New Year everyone!  I've been sleeping most of the day on the couch.   And I will return there shortly.  Tired and not feeling the greatest but the bucketloads of antihistamines are finally starting to do their job after a day and a half. 

I'm in.  Definitely, I need to make a list or I'll forget something important.

Current Projects / Re: Christmas Craft 2020
« on: December 01, 2020, 06:52:45 AM »
DD1's Christmas pillowcases are done.  DD2's stocking and Christmas pajamas are done.  Mr. Mitch's pillowcase and his stocking are up next. 

Current Projects / Re: Christmas Craft 2020
« on: November 19, 2020, 21:47:30 PM »
I've finished off and shipped out DD2's advent calendar.  This is the panel Dashwood Advent Bags It's really cute but 24 little bags gets a little tedious.  I've made and sent her a Christmas pillowcase.

On my list are 2 pillowcases for DD1 and her bf, Christmas jammies for DD1 and DD2 (and possibly me too).  And new stockings for the immediate family.  There's also 2 (possibly 3) tree skirts.  I'm ready for a new one - after 26 years, I want something new.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hiya
« on: October 26, 2020, 17:03:21 PM »
Hi HooliganHeart from the west coast.

Current Projects / Re: Christmas Craft 2020
« on: October 14, 2020, 14:54:31 PM »
She's making a list and checking it twice.  It's that time of year when I figure out who gets what.  While I'm sorting that out, it's time to get ready for Halloween.  I've got "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on.  I need to get my spooky sewing on - a couple of wallhanging panels to make up.

The Show Must Go On / Re: Can you see the tumbleweed?
« on: September 29, 2020, 05:58:11 AM »
Well there is hope that I might get to make something this year - the youth dance group that I volunteer for is doing outdoor site specific dance performances.  They just need the sites.

Current Projects / Re: Christmas Craft 2020
« on: August 19, 2020, 06:57:11 AM »
DD2 came home for lunch to me watching a Christmas movie while putting snow on pink Christmas houses.  Village is complete now.  Christmas plate just needs some more silver drybrushing and then a few light coats of gloss sealer.  I'm taking it to Sister#3 when I take DD2 to the airport.

wrenkins, it's a great visual but that's bad.  It has to be a problem with the manufacturing.  Actually, I have attached iron-on interfacing to a knit - very carefully.  So, I have technically ironed some.  If the cut pieces roll, you could try double sided washaway tape to hold them together when you sew.  I've made a set of dance costumes with a striped knit with the structural integrity of wet tissue.  If I looked at it, it shifted out of alignment.  I had to lay it out crosswise because if the stripes were horizontal, they looked like a patch-eyed drunken pirate had cut it out on a ship in a hurricane.

Confession time:  I've never ironed a knit.  Spandex does not like heat.  It will do stupid things if you heat it too much. 

wrenkins, stretch fabric can sense fear.  Just approach calmly and handle gently but firmly.  Kind of like a puppy. 

Current Projects / Re: Christmas Craft 2020
« on: July 29, 2020, 18:11:46 PM »
I'm getting out the spray sealer and coating the mini pink Christmas village.  Then I can add the fake snow and it will be done.  Then, it's finding the navy acrylic paint to cover over a Christmas plate that my mom started.  I have no problem repainting it - if she had liked her results, she would have finished it.  After a new basecoat, I'll drybrush it in silver and spray finish it for sister#3.  More astonishing is that I know exactly where the plate is in the destruction zone that masquerades as my sewing room.

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