Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Have you ever been working on a project that you really didn't want to finish,, or that you didn't want to do what was needed to finish it properly, well this is that project for me,,, I got the shell done,, with much aggravation I might add, I wrote about that here

After getting the shell and the lining, done,, I left it for a while,, I even threw  the lining away,, i was so frustrated,, but after a couple weeks, I settled down,, no I don't know if it took me that long to settle down,, but that was how long it was before I got back to it,, I have read on blogs where different ladies put lining in different ways, on one blog,, I believe it was summer banks  wrote that she put the sleeve hems right sides together sewed them, turned them in and sewed the armhole together,, Well to keep from having to do too much hand sewing I thought was good enough for me,,but that would mean I would have to rip out the arms of the lining,, something I really didn't want to do,, just because I didn't want to do it,, call it lazy, call it procrastintion,, or call it what ever,, well I did it,,

Then I finished up the rest,
Hem of sleeve.          

Some times I notice the sating stitch for the button holes are a little dense,, so I thought I would play aroung with the settings,, the setting on the right half is the default setting for button holes,, the one on the left side is what I went with,, and this is without and stabilizer,,

I always put paper behind my material for button holes,, there may be something out there just as good, but this is what I use for now,,

The result, flat button holes..
I like this jacket, my only problem with is though is, the neck is too big,, I didn't adjust enough for my small neck,, and those are self fabric buttons,, Joann's didn't have hunter green buttons in the size or style I like,, so I had to make them..

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What to do,,

I just hate it when I have all day to do something, and don't do anything. I either couldn't make up my mind what to do,, or I just couldn't make myself do anything,,

So, I cleaned. And I am glad I did,, the photo at the right,, way up in the far left corner,, under the basket, see that white "stuff" well that is a ice cream basket full of wss,,but mixed in there,,
I found this,, more designs, I had forgotten about them,, I sewed them out sometime last year..So now I have something else to do,,, oh yeh!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Update, and embroidery designs finished,,

In this post here I wrote about my Dbrother, well on Feb 6th, he passed away, he fought a hard battle. He once told me Dmother that he beat Pneumonia and a pinched Sciatic nerve,, but he wasn't going to beat Cancer. RIP Michael,

This is the results of the embroidery designs,, I like the red and white, and pink the best,,

here is what is next on my list to do,,,

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sewing out samples.

After ranting about my embroidery designs, I decided to do something about it.

I am sewing out samples,, I am going throught my coasters and doilies folder first,, these are all FSL (free standing lace) and still have the WSS (water soluble stablilizer ) in them.. I will get them rinsed out tomorrow and hopefully more done, and post more pix,, this will let me know what designs I want to keep and what to delete,

The green design is ok so far, it had a few base threads showing around the satin stitching but not bad, the marroon and pink,, uh no,, I really liked the marroon one, it is a really pretty design,, but the closer you get to the center,, the more dense the stitches are,, and it is starting to get to be a mess, the pink one,, my machine just wouldn't sew it without the thread breaking too many times,, and I used two different threads,,,

The purple, red and white, and dark pink look ok so far,, tomorrow will tell though,,