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... a rusty sewer of some years, working to better those skills.

silent sunday

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second saturday

Over here galleries and downtowns (a.k.a, CBDs) have “First Friday” on the first Friday of every month. Or second Thursday, or whatever. Totally lacking any further thought on the subject, I’m morphing that meagre crumb into a title.

That first week of the year felt weird over here. Maybe because the weather turned so warm. Or the date change. Or the Tuesday hol. Whatever.

I resorted to a favourite series, The House of Eliott. And my most recent crochet project, which is coming along nicely. You’ll never guess what it’s going to be.

Feet up, hook in hand, the time spent was utter bliss. And it turned cold again. Hope it will stay long enough for me to use this scrummy yarny project! 🤞

I also did finishing work on the turquoise duster, and some planning for future items.

Almost four years ago I used up some green flannel for a pair of lounge trousers. I’ve gotten so much wear out of them I decided to get some flannel for another pair. Do you think those two (left) might work well together?

That left photo was taken before washing the navy solid; photo on right is the fluff left in the dryer filter after washing and drying said navy cotton flannel.

Can you believe this first month is about half way gone already? YIKES! ! !

sorta silly saturday

Sandra, over at Wild Daffodil, has a year-long photo challenge on “windows” and I thought I’d add a photo.

It includes street lamps and hallways. Can you tell what’s what?

Don’t faint. . . but yours truly actually got some sewing done the other day. Remember this cotton batik? Recognise a slight problem? Note the neck facing attached to the front facing which is almost twice as wide as it should be?? Hmmm. Needed some trimming.

Also note the slight excess of fabric (that fold) in the facing of the other side? Measurement showed a one inch difference in the width between the right and left sides. Somehow the whole neck and front facing thingey got very unaligned.

I decided to trim off that extra inch on the too wide side so it would match the other. Maybe that would take care of that extra fabric that was causing the fold.

So I decided it was time to make things right. Note those chalk lines? That’s where the serger evened things out.

Success! Evening out and matching both sides fixed the fold and aligned all the facings. Remaining is tacking those facings down and hemming.

I guess this is called “Slow Sewing.”

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