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9 years ago
Still cutting – I got too involved with DVR’d Downton Abbey to do much last night! Finishing the last tonight then the decision of which to sew first!9 years ago
O+S meetups – so fun! Nothing too new here to report – just a quiet family weekend. A little organizing today and some baking at hubby and Lillian’s request as I hadn’t baked anything in a while. Mostly for the sake of my own waist line. Thankfully, Lillian requested Blondies, which I like but not as much as other treats so hopefully will be able to have some measure of self control!
All this talk of sleep away summer camp brings back wonderful memories. Some of the best times of my life with friends I still speak to today. I am sure it is a time when parents miss their children but the fun had is so worth it!9 years ago
Justsewit – I am glad you have a reprieve for a bit. I have friends in eastern Australia and have been seeing their facebook posts the last few days with reports of the temps! Hoping too that all stay safe in regards to the fires.
Mama_Knowles, I too took forever to finish my daughter’s pj’s and I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t into it. Once I did they did look super cute and I was glad I had gotten them done – you can do it!
We did get a smattering of snow last night and the kids are begging to go outdoors before school (there is a delay this morning to let the roads warm up) and before it melts! So its off to find what little bits of snow gear we have that fit and out to play!
I’ll be finishing my cutting today hopefully and Lillian has asked to work on the doll pj’s more this afternoon.9 years ago
I just finished cuting a Sunday Brunch skirt and am working on cutting out a Chickadee skirt (CC), sketchbook shirt, and book report dress. It is much more satisfying cutting out many projects at once – I am not antsy to get on to the next – I wonder why I didn’t do this before! The cutting seems much more enjoyable too for some reason.
Lillian and I are also working on a pair of PJ’s for her Bitty Baby to match the sleepover PJ’s I just made her. I got a few 15 inch doll patterns on the 5 for $5 sale at Jo-Ann’s this weekend (not to mention a few Lisette patterns for myself). We are both really enjoying working on this project together for a few minutes each day.
Hope those of you in Oz are handling the heat okay still – I know it gets tiring after a while. Well wishes to the flu sufferers – I had it last year and it really is so draining! They are predicting snow here tonight – which doesn’t happen often in this part of North Carolina so the kids are quite excited. I hope we get enough to stick so they won’t be dissappointed but not enough to cause too much trouble since the roads/crews aren’t equipped for much more so if we get too much everything shuts down!9 years ago
I love the look of it too! And I agree the mother/daughter combo will look really great!9 years ago
Tamara, sometimes I remember to do them all in one go but it still leads me to procrastination because I forget to cut them out when I cut the fabric and I dislike cutting! I admit I typically only cut one or two projects at a time so I am going to try to cut a few out before sewing like you all do – maybe that will help too!
Nicole, I agree the tea party dress is such fun to sew. Which reminds me I want to make one for a friend who just had a baby girl – add it to the list!9 years ago
So glad to know I’m not the only one who dreads the cutting. Justsewit – I am a lefty too and agree some of those scissor really do hurt! I also tend to procrastinate the begnnings of a pattern – the fidly bits where you need to add interfacing or press a fold… once I get past it I find I am so much more into whatever project I’m doing!
Made some good headway on the PJ’s this afternoon. It feels good to be back at it!9 years ago
Finally back to sewing last night although it almost didn’t happen. I took a break, of course with the holidays, then hubby got a virus/cold and chose to recuperate in the bonus room where my sewing is set up so that caused a few more days delay. Last night I was ready to go finish the PJs started before the holidays when I came down with a terrible headache! Thankfully, it was short lived and I managed an hour of sewing time.
Once I finish Lillian’s pj’s I am hoping to make a sketchbook shirt for Henry before getting into some pattern busting of my own – so many to do plus I just ordered two more and two Celver Charlotte’s (trying them for the firsat time)! Whew!
How do you all manage to reconcile your plans with what you actually accomplish??
Diana9 years ago
I, too, put them all in a bin. They are too hard to part with. I guess I am hoping my kids may want some when they have children. If not, just memories to cherish, I guess!9 years ago
I would really like to sew for myself this year. For Christmas I asked for the Fit For Real People book Lisel recommended and am hoping that will help take some of the mystery out of it all (thanks Lisel!).
I would like to do better at analyzing what my kids need before jumping in a sewing for them – but I can’t resist a cute dress so we’ll see!
I too would like to get through some of the patterns I have but haven’t used. That is a must this year – especially before Mr. H grows out of the smaller sizes!9 years ago
Oh my, rastis, glad you nephew is alright. We have copperheads here in North Carolina and I am paranoid about them although the insect man told me my kids would survive fine (although needing a hospital/doctor) if bitten.
Finished the School Photo dress for Miss L and it looks lovely if I do say so myself! It’s a red with white polka dot corduroy and she has red and white striped tights so will look quite in the spirit of the season! I am currently working on a Sketchbook shirt in some Christmas-y (green with red) shirting for Mr H. Then we can finally take the Christmas card picture!9 years ago
I, too, have only made the sandbox pants. They are a breeze to sew and they have held up well on my 2 year old. Haven’t made the field trip yet but I do agree that the knee will be very helpful in making pants last longer for rough and tumble boys!9 years ago
I so admire quilters but haven’t ventured into that territory yet. Can’t wait to see the final results justsewit!
Mama_Knowles, those suits soune wonderful – can’t wait to see them!9 years ago
Wow – you are all working on wonderful things. I thought I was ahead of the game on Christmas sewing but then my 5 year old broke her arm and that put me off track a bit. She is doing much better – no pain but still in a sling. At any rate, I was able to start last night to continue on the School Photo dress in (red with white polka dots) corduroy for Christmas then onto a Sketchbook shirt for the 2 year old little man.
Hope everyone recovers from their respective illnesses soon!
Diana9 years ago
I have pondered gift making but not sure as of yet. We do a drawling for all the adults in my family so I won’t know who I’ve got until Thanksgiving at least. I will probably make some cloithes for the kiddos that might end up as gifts – depending on when they’re finished!
I have, however, begun thinking about Christmas outfits (well Christmas Eve most likely) for the kids. I am thinking the School Photo dress in either red or green corduroy for Lil with maybe a sketchbook shirt in coordinationg fabric for Henry… have been prowling the websites for a nice corduroy and waiting on some swatches. I’d love to find a red with polka dots or something but I’m not very optimistic!
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