Turkey Tracks: January 23, 2018
This and That Update, January 2018
Today is one of those really sloppy, wet, dark days. A mess. But No No Penny and I took a walk in Belfast on the harbor path last weekend that was delightful. Everyone was out walking, smiling, visiting, and generally enjoying the bit of thaw we were having.
Aha! That’s my shadow on the bottom of the pic, taking the pic.
On that trip, I found the backing and binding I will use for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, On Ringo Lake. The grey is a Cotton+Steel fabric that I have been admiring from afar. It’s perfect as a backing. And I really like the gold fabric for the binding.
I helped Karen Martin organize a project for the Leos for mid February–making tied fleece blankets to give away. We are at the Lions Club at the Mt. Battie monthly Sit and Sew. Linda Satkowski and Jan Kelsey also helped a lot. There was a lot of cutting to do. The Leos are the youth organization sponsored by the Lions. And did I tell you I joined the Lions this past fall? I did, and I really am enjoying getting to know them. I like the Lions focus on helping in the community and working with young people.
Here are some of the blankets, ready to go for the meeting:
I sewed my FIRST top ON THE SERGER. Wow was that fun. And with the third serger, I now have one that works beautifully. I even used a double needle on the regular machine to go around the neckline–in over 20 years of sewing I’ve never used a double needle.
I made some mistakes. Of course I did. It’s a learning curve. But the garment is wearable and a lovely color. I will enjoy it.
Next time, I would not use a light thread for the upper/lower loopers. They sometimes show through the pink. I should have used dark grey I think.
And when I measured the raglan sleeves I forgot you need to measure from the NECK, not the shoulder. No problem. I just cut off the short cuffs and put on longer ones. And I redid the sleeve pattern.
This pattern is too long for me in the hips. It works ok, but I shortened it and will try again. I already have a knit washed and dried and ready to go. One with a pattern. Not sure how that will work out. Learning curve, learning curve.
I have a pile of clothes I’ve made now. And some patterns I’ve made to fit me better. On to the next…