The mending/repair box was a little full so I went at it.
Two pairs of pj pants for husband. I have been making the “fat bastard” size and he is only average. Actually he’s above average if you know what I mean 😉 but he takes a size medium in pants. So I trimmed the inseam and the crotch on these two.
This is not yardage! It is a new pillowcase for the new (and tiny) buckwheat pillow, also belonging to husband. Not pictured is its twin.
I should properly title this “weekly update” since daily sewing and record thereof has fallen by the wayside.
Guild meeting last night…we had a garage sale. I scrounged up a few things to put in the sale and they all sold, hooray! So I made 10$. And spent 9$. I found roughly two charm packs worth of 2.5″ squares, a new spool of Aurifil thread in a dreadful marsala colour which might work on a quilt I need to quilt or will be good for longarm practice, and two fabric marking pens.
I also pulled out two recently finished quilts to show at show and share. This one and this one. After I got them from their hanging up spot in the hall cupboard there was a gap. And in that gap was a pair of men’s khaki summer weight jeans. With two pins marking where the new hem should be. And of course my husband saw the pants and said “I thought I had another pair but I couldn’t find them.” Turns out he bought them last summer. And has never worn them. Oops? My bad? Mea culpa. That got done today.
And longarm update! It’s my week to use it and I thought it time to try out a real quilt. I loaded up a not-so-precious quilt (my friend Sarah [she used to blog but not so much any more] just told me about her way of thinking about quilts: the favourite/special/precious ones and the less-precious ones and the ones in between.)
I went for really big loopy loops. It was either that or do a complete custom job. And I don’t think this quilt deserves any more of my time, so loops it was. Plus quilting a twin quilt in <one hour!? WIN!!!! Red was what I had on the machine for practicing and I just kind of liked it.
I FINISHED MY QUILT TOP OH WOW! I had a delightful morning of sewing, (B was at a playdate and W kept me company and happily coloured, wrote, and covered it all with stickers). She also kept noticing different fabrics and would say “I really like that patren*.”
*not a typo. it’s how four year olds say pattern.
It needs a good ironing, but hurray, hurrah!
And tonight I knocked off my mending pile. Double hurray. I win at life.