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Turkey Tracks: Me-Made-May

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Turkey Tracks:  May 9, 2018

Me-Made-May

I am well on my way with garment making this year.

I probably can’t wear something I’ve made every day for the whole month of May yet, but I am not far off.  I can probably do it if I wear things multiple times.  I LOVE sewing clothing.

Looky, looky at new additions to my wardrobe:

Grainline Studio:  The Morris Blazer:  The coral knit is not very stretchy.  I’m still figuring out where I fit between a 12 and a 14, especially with tops.  And I’ve learned I do better with a 12 in a top if the knit is stretchy.  This garment fits, but only just.  So I wanted a sleeveless layering piece to go with.  I will make this adorable jacket again for the fall in a 14.

Grainline Studio:  Willow Tank top.  Pattern also extends to a dress.  I used double gauze and LOVE this top.  Will wear both pieces with either a jean or natural skirt.  Or, stretch jeans.  AND, I will be making this one again and again for this summer.  Overlaying it with a garment shirt would also be lovely.

100 Acts of Sewing Dress No. 3:

This is my second dress from this pattern.  This pattern is very…big.  Cheryl Rodriguez (my sewing teacher) and Becca Babb-Brott (see her Etsy store Sew Me A Song) have helped me to tighten it in the right places and to redraw the neckline and shorten the sleeves.  I just finished this one last night.  Our Maine spring runs cool to warm, so I can wear various types of white t-shirts beneath it.  Or throw on a pair of leggings.  The fabric is Essex Linen.

Here is a close-up of this gorgeous steel grey and cobalt blue fabric:

And you can see how pretty white sets off the fabric.  I will get a lot of summer wear out of this one for sure.  So pretty too with my Ka Ora silver bracelets–see earlier post.

I am cutting out accumulated fabrics now and will have a sewing marathon when I get home from my quilty retreat to the Franciscan Guest House for Mother’s Day weekend.

 

 

Turkey Tracks: My KA ORA Bracelets

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Turkey Tracks:  March 7, 2018

My KA ORA Bracelets

Shhhh…

My birthday is coming up…

I gave myself a present.

Three of Audrey Lovering’s KA ORA bracelets.

 

You see see all Audrey’s bracelets on the KA ORA web site:  kaorabracelets.com

Each one has its own story and comes with a card telling that story.

I have “Lucky Charm,” of course, as my birthday falls on St. Patricks Day.

The real lucky charm is you.  Instead of just wishing for the good things in the world to happen, charge out, brave and ready, to make things happen.

And “Tumbling Hearts.”

Don’t change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love you.

And “XOXO.”

You are loved.  Whether it’s a special someone, family, or friend, just know that you are enveloped by their hugs and kisses.

I do feel the XOXO sentiment from my family and friends every single day.  But I want also to be reminded that I will strive to return their love and care.

 

There are two more bracelets in my future:  “Maine” and “207.”

I wear these bracelets every day with everything.  They leave my wrist only to sleep.

THANK YOU AUDREY!!

 

PS:  These bracelets are silver on jeweler’s brass.  I think I have that right.  They only need wiping with a microfiber cloth and cold water to keep them shiny.  They are very reasonably priced.

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March 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm