Friday, December 17, 2010

Weekend Wrap up

I'm not confused folks...this is the end of my "weekend" and I go back to work this afternoon. I completed the finish work on the Pendrell dress and may wear it tomorrow for graduation. It depends...they are calling for snow early and I have to leave for work at 5:30 in the morning. Don't want to risk getting stuck out in the cold in a dress. I could take it and change at work I suppose.  I did an embroidery job...twice...well, really one and a half times. The embroidery machine ate the first T-shirt, so I had to run to town to get a replacement. There goes my profit on that job! I started with the same brand shirt as the proto-type I did a few weeks ago, but the fabric seemed thinner (it was).  I probably could have prevented the big whopping hole had I changed the needle first, but maybe not.  I looked all over town for a long sleeved navy crew T-shirt that would not rip apart with machine embroidery.  Old Navy came through. I was able to go see the bear suit I bought online for Colt too...super cute and looks warm. The guy at the checkout asked me for my email address so they could send me specials. I told him I had just recently dropped over $100.00 in baby clothes from Old Navy online...trust me Dude...you got my email! I constructed a custom cover/belt for a heating pack for a friend at work. Pat always brings me unusual jobs...hell, everyone brings me challenges to sew, but I love a good challenge! After finishing the "have to" jobs, I decided to work on the UFO pile.  I was down to 2 garments cut out waiting for sewing and I'm proud to say that after I get off the computer and put some closures and hems on the pants I whipped out yesterday afternoon, the pile will be down to one vest!  Good thing, because my Fabric.com order should be here soon and I just got my hands on a copy of the new sewing magazine My Image and there are a couple of things out of there I want to make right away. Guess I better get cracking...more later...

2 comments:

gMarie said...

Mary - look at you go! You really are SewFast!! Where did you find that magazine? I've never seen it. I just picked up the December Burda - don't know why I've made exactly 2 things from the mag in - Ever! And both still need hems. g

Sewfast said...

I bought it from SewBaby.com, but you can get it directly from the publisher in England. It's published bi-annually,so I'm going to ask Sara to watch for it over there in the stores because it is only 4.95 pounds.