Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Busy Weekend - but no sewing

Well, as suspected, life had different plans than I did.

The migraine was NOT manageable so I didn't get anything done on Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday - you get the picture.

We had a funeral on Wednesday and DBIL is in town for the week so we had a few people for supper on Wednesday and the big family dinner yesterday. Both at our place...we don't get to do this very often so I really enjoy it.

Now, my Dad's coming this Saturday and so I needed to make some bread for him; that was yesterday too since the planned supper was spaghetti and I was either going to make bread or buy it, sooooo, the results of the baking

Turned out really well, 7 loaves - 5 are now in the freezer waiting for Dad.

My coat -

Today I checked my wool flannel and just as I thought - it's not straight. Before I did the London Shrink on it, I did pull threads on either end, but forgot to check if it was square.

I roped DH into helping me pull it to square it up, but it didn't work - at all.

So now I'm going to try dampening it a bit to see if I can straighten it while wet then press it. I have no idea if this will work or not, but it's worth a try - I've checked thru the blogs and searched the 'Net and have seen this as an option a couple times.

Update - wool wet, 1 spin in the washer and pressed with a damp press cloth all the while straightening it out. Hopefully it will stay square. Time to lay it out for cutting. Tomorrow ... ???


  1. Beautiful loaves of bread!

    Sorry to hear about your wool. Hope it works out for you. I can't tell you how many times I've had to rope my giant sons or hubby into helping me with stuff; they can be lifesavers!

  2. My fingers are crossed, Marjie. After pressing it last night I was hopeful it would stay put. Right now it is sitting all folded up just as it was pressed. The test will be tonight when I get home and check. I'd like to at least get the pattern laid out on it tonight, possibly start cutting

  3. Hope all works out!
    Nice looking bread.

  4. How are the migraines? Are they letting you make any coat progress?


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