Well, it’s here and frankly, I don’t feel much difference, do you?
I mean, apart from the daily dreadful health news and (here across the pond) increasingly bizarre political news.
Is it any wonder my (and many others) have seen their sewjo gone walkabout, and in my case taken blogging with it?
But I keep thinking about blogging, and making notes of interesting-to-me things to share so at least I can collect a few of them into a post or two. Got your cuppa handy? Okay, here goes ~
Here’s a recent interview I found particularly interesting because she explains why she and Rob are living in his hometown (Arkansas) instead of their home base in NYC’s theatre world.
While we’re on YT … I must thank whoever it was that mentioned Kate of The Last Homely House. She’s a crafting retiree living in Northumberland, and a real treasure. I’ve “passed her on” to friends & relatives, who agree.
My long-absent sewjo snuck in just long enough for me to take advantage of a few pre-holiday sales for fleece, patterns, and a couple other additions to The Collection (aka, my stash).
One major reason nothing has been touched involves my printer.
Think PDF pattern printing. A 3D face mask pattern, to be precise. I’d decided to gift myself a couple more and found a seasonal scrap. Couldn’t find the pattern I’d used, so printed off another – only a page! Fussy cut two masks plus linings and had one sewn up, the other 3/4’s sewn. Then I tried it on.
It was toooo small. 🙀 🙈 😫 Comparing it to one that fit I saw it was ¾ of what it should have been. Wrong size, I thought. But after checking I discovered it was the right size. 🤨
Sitting in front of the computer, wondering what had gone wrong and about to hit the Print key I looked at the screen. Normally I see options for printing, but (algorithm?) gremlins had changed it to a generic Print-without-options screen. I changed it back.
Then I could see the scale had been auto-set for 96% instead of 100%. The light dawned. A quick look at that what shoulda been a 2″square on the pattern and that was the problem. Mystery solved and 2 non-seasonal masks made.
That reminds me of another “discovery,” but I’ll save that for another day. . . he-hee!