Sunday, February 16, 2014

I Sewed!

I finished 3 McCall's 6844 view B cardigans this weekend. If I weren't so comfortable sitting on the couch watching curling, I might get up and take a picture. Nah, not happening! It's amazing how different you can make the same pattern with different fabrics! The cardi I'm currently wearing is a rich plum rib knit. Very stretchy...I had to adjust the differential feed on the serger to keep it from stretching. The other two were made with nice pontes that were part of a Fabric Mart mystery box. I love those! The stability of the ponte make them more jacket-like.  One is a beautiful textured coral, which matches a scrub top I seldom wear, so I may wear it more, and it will be nice come Spring. The other is a zebra like print and will look fabulous with a black pair of pants. Already 4 makes from this pattern...I'd call that a winner!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


It's been raining hard all night! Sheesh! I feel like I'm back in Portland! Rain + Snow = Big sloppy mess! Oh well! Long day at work today and then fun with friends from out of town! Better get to it!
P.S. No sewing on the cardis yet, but I've been knitting ruffle scarves at breakneck speed!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Snow Day

This week we got an impressive snow dump! That made for an absolute fantastic ride today! (We worked to clear snow around the house yesterday) I am gaining more confidence and didn't get stuck once! We stopped for lunch at Paulina lodge and I received a text from our daughter asking where we were. I took a picture for her, as Paulina is where we drug her every year on vacation. (Not a favorite for our world traveler).

I did manage to get some sewing time yesterday after shoveling snow. I cut out 3 McCall's 6844 cardigans. I think they will go together quickly when I get some machine time...maybe next weekend. We have a night ride, so maybe in the morning. Now to watch some Olympics and knitting. How was your weekend?

Project Dress a Girl

For the past couple of years, I have made dresses for Project Dress a Girl Around the World, in part thanks to the campaign launched by Mari...