Thursday, March 25, 2010

Back in the saddle

Warning: this post title is merely a shameless excuse to put up a pic of Paul Newman in Hud!

Pic from Alt Film Guide

Now back to regular programming.

The sewing drought seems to be has been a long slow process though.
The curtains are coming together, one seam a day and as they are a 3 metre drop it means a lot of long boring straight sewing, and as the fabric is a bit slippery, every hem needs to be ironed and pinned (gasp pins!!!!) before sitting down to the machine.

I had exhausted every toy/game/puzzle in the house to keep Miss C occupied while I sew and then one day she asked if she could help. Finally my own sewing assistant hurrah! She is now very adept in pinning in a straight line but she does insist on picking out a different colour pin each time so she is not exactly helping make the job faster.

All going to plan the curtains should be up and hemmed by the end of next week (that’s relying on The Bloke getting the drill out however!).

Once that’s done I might just be able to get around to sewing some clothes!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Great expectations

I’ve got the fabric. I’ve got the thread. I’ve even got the backing fabric, curtain tape and hooks.

No more excuses...get thee to thy Bernina!

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's official..... sewing mojo has left the building. I don’t know where it’s gone or who it’s shacked up with but there has been nary a straight stitch or zig zag in sight for the past week and a half.

And I am not quite sure how to lure it back. I had a go at cleaning up the sewing space but that didn’t work. Maybe I should go out and buy some fancy new notions and see if that will entice it out of the shadows.

Perhaps it got a bit miffed because there has been a lot of things happening that doesn’t include sewing.

Miss C turned three last weekend, so that week was taken up with baking, gift wrapping and such (and no hand sewn presents in sight!) and then this weekend just gone was our Annual Show, so again no time for sewing.

And it was at the Show that I realised how much I missed sewing; for a small township of 1800 people it is quite surprising that we even have a show (granted, Sideshow Alley looks it has been transported directly from 1957 when the rides had their last safety check) but the pavilions were chock full of exhibits in quilting, crochet, cake decorating, supersize fruit and veg, photography and all the other arts and crafts and it got me thinking as to how important it is to have something useful to do.

Miss C has her first ride at the show....on a scary looking seal, not impressed!

Scary clowns....funny how there wasn't a single child anywhere near this attraction!

So back to the problem at hand.

I might start small. First a visit to the fabric shop, see if that gets a reaction. Then the op shops, maybe a piece of vintage lace or fabric might get the juices going.

Or I could just get to work on that big pile of alterations that need doing!