Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Coat fabric all cut out

On Monday, Lisa of Sew Random made mention of how much you can get done when you're not spending time (lots of it !) on the internet. Sooooo true !

Monday I cut the wool for my coat and had plans to cut the flannel underlining last night. BUT, I got online and started my usual blog reading, surfing, etc. I must learn to pass by the computer and go right to the sewing table.

The night was going to get away from me...until, my mouse died :-(

DH was out bowling last night and I had 3 hours to myself. I had planned to cut fabric, so I didn't worry about the mouse, just got on with the cutting. Once he came home, I mentioned the mouse (he was surprised to see me 'not' online LOL). His verdict------------new batteries - well, duh. Of course, overall it was a very good thing, I made up, sewing the underlining to the wool.

Soon there should be something worth taking a picture of.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I CUT THE WOOL !!!!...

except the collar pieces and the facing, but everything else is cut out. Tomorrow night will set up the flannel underlining for cutting out.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Still sick

Starting week 3 of the flu - seems it's a 3-6 week ordeal around here, if I listen to everyone around whose been sick recently. Hoping for improvement though, I have a Dr. whose really big on follow-up appointments and I saw him yesterday for the 3rd time. I'm now on antibiotics and have had a chest x-ray (no pneumonia !) so maybe this will start to clear up...hmmm this sewing blog has become a whiny 'I'm sick' blog this month - definitely time to get better :-)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Not much happening here

I thought I'd post a 'catch-up'. Thanks to those of you who expressed concern about my migraine - the darn thing lasted 3 weeks. I've been getting them since I was a teenager and I know there's nothing to do but wait them out.

Anyway, after that, my Dad came for a week's visit and just went back home this past Saturday. We had a great week (he loved the bread !). It's really nice to have him all to myself. When I go home, most of my siblings (there are 8 of us) are around and quality time is at a premium. I don't think I'd even call it 'controlled' chaos ... you should see us all around a supper table, LOL!

So, now, it's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I figured/planned to cut out my coat yesterday and today. NOT !!!!! Now I have a flu bug knocking me for a loop - is it just me, or are the gods conspiring against me getting this coat done ??? At the rate I'm going, it will be a jacket for NEXT year...oh well, I will post pictures of some progress SOON.