Thursday, March 21, 2013

Stitching, Sewing, Resume-ing?


I had my last severance check last week, but have applied for a few jobs I'd really like this week, and so life goes on. One I'd love to have has called for two phone interviews and said they'd like to do a third this week. Alas it is Thursday and I haven't heard from them.

And so, in between putting in apps and submitting resume's (oh, and that lovely crack that appeared in the living room ceiling and had to be taken care of pronto) what other fun stuff have I been doing?
I found my camera. It was right in front of me! LOL. So typical.

I did finish my kitchen piece, as I told you in my last post. Hopefully this will be the first of either 3 or 4. Or who knows, maybe 5? I couldn't seem to get a good picture but this one will give you the idea.



 I had originally planned to make a hanging of them, with a pretty quilted border, but then got the idea I'd like to frame them. Unfortunately I didn't leave more than an inch and a half at the top because I thought I'd be making that hanging, so probably not enough space to frame prettily. Still, thrilled to bits to have finished the first one.

Now my embarrassing little bit of progress on the HAED Bulletin Board SAL.




The picture says it all I'm afraid.
My stitchy bug isn't gone, but wanders for days at a time only to return briefly.

I also stitched on my tablecloth a bit but completely forgot to take pics of that.

As to sewing, well, my sewing room isn't heated, so when it is warm enough I go in there to play-er-sew.
I absolutely have to show you a pic of my back vent. This is the same skirt I made before, only altered a bit at the waist. I love the fabric, which doesn't show true color in this pic your about to see. It is one of those really fine quilting cottons that are so difficult to find anymore, and that I can't normally afford. There were only a few yards of it on the sale table at, I believe, 80% off. I bought what there was and was able to squeak out this skirt. Here is the pic of the vent. I'm pleased with how well that came out, as my last one looked a little off.




The waist came out a little too large. I think I over compensated. The colors are much more rich and wonderful than what is showing here. This is Simplicity 2154, a great retro pattern, but the skirt is more of an A-line than the pencil skirt it looks like on the pattern cover photo, so be warned. The waistband is hand stitched and I hem-stitched the hem by hand as well. Who says I'm not stitching?

And lastly, a little glimpse of my next two sewing projects when the weather warms up again. Well, of the fabric anyway.
Not really true to color again. It is hard to get a good photo without the natural light. It gives you an idea though. The print is a lovely soft rayon and I am thinking of making the blouse from Colette's
Sewing Handbook with it. BTW, the book is less if you buy it from somewhere like B&N or Amazon. There are 5 patterns included in it.

Naturally that led me to think I should try the skirt from the book, with the pretty little scallops, out of the yummy linen/poly/rayon blend. They go together perfectly! And while that was unplanned they would also make a darling Easter outfit. I haven't had a new outfit or dress for Easter in years. But only if it warms up enough to get in there and work on it.

And that is about all for now.

Happy stitching my friends.







5 comments:

sharine said...

Nice stitching. Good luck for everything:)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see your update! The kitchen piece came out very well. Don't you just love blue and white?
Good Luck with everything else. At least you are able to keep a cheerful attitude!
Oh and the BB piece isn't so embarrassing, I'm still working on one from 3 years ago and haven't finished the first page!

Rhonda

Karen said...

Thanks for the nice comments and good wishes from everyone.
Ruth, that is so kind of you.
Rhonda, your right, I'm not feeling all down and depressed most of the time, though there is the occasional blue moment.
Basically I'm enjoying my sewing. Stitching too, just not doing as much of that right now.

Julie said...

I hope you have warm weather so you can while away the hours in your sewing room. Lots of lovely things to see here.

Karen said...

It appears that some of the comments have vanished. Will check my blogger and see what is up with that.

Thanks again Julie. I'm thinking I am going to carry the space heater in there today so I can work on my blouse.