Friday, November 28, 2014

I made this jacket for my son. DH is modeling it as son is away at work. It is a fleece and I lined it with a grey (almost cotton) to give it a bit more warmth. I also used this pattern to make a black jacket for DH but didn;t take a pic of that as black does not photograph well.

Still snowing!

Still snowing this morning. Supposed to finish around noon. THEN it gets really cold. Must make all the bird feeders are full.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I have made this sweater with fabric that has been in my stash for ages. The only changes I made was to shorten the bottom length by 1 inch.

Well another long time between postings. I have been sewing off and on and will post the few things that I did make. We are having a snow storm here in Edmonton. Really high wind so hard to tell if it is snow falling or snow blowing around. The sidewalks that DH shovelled this morning are completely covered over by now. Forecast says 30 to 50 cm. Dont know what that is in inches but I know it is a lot. It is winter in Alberta so this is expected.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Another beautiful fall day.

Today is a beautiful sunny day. Lots of wind so many of the leaves are blown off the trees. We are having our Turkey dinner tomorrow as DH doesnt have to work so I will have plenty of time to cook. He works 4 hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings as a host at a nearby restaurant. We just cook one of those Turkey rolls as there will be just the two of us and the leftovers will be used the next day. No sewing done today. We went out for coffee with friends this morning and the ds came over as he was in town for the day. Hope to get into my sewing room tomorrow and do some more purging. Garbage man will be busy on Thursday.

Friday, October 10, 2014

This is the latest from this old Burda Pattern. It is likely OOP now as I have had it for quite awhile. I made the white version. It says it is for a woven but I have always used knits and it works out fine.  I am new to adding pictures to my blog so will have to learn to include the pattern number. The fabric I got at Fabricland. The only adjustment that I made was to narrow the shoulders and shorten the sleeves by 2 inches.

This is another one of my much used patterns. This one is made in a brocade pattern that I wore this summer with white pants. I changed the opening from the back to the front (eliminating the button closure). It is easy to get on and off and a very versatile pattern. I have one with the 3/4 sleeves almost finished but not sure if I like it or not and the knit is light weight. Will see how it looks when I get both sleeve extensions sewn on. 

I am cleaning out my sewing room today. It is hard to sew when there is so much clutter. I was saving leftover pieces thinking that I would someday make a quilt but I doubt that will ever happen so out they go or I will save them for one of my quilting friends.