This week is flying past faster than I can keep up. Election Day will be upon us in no time.
If you don't already know, I AM a Christian, I AM a Republican, and I AM voting for Romney/Ryan.
With the mess our country is in, I don't know how anyone in their right mind could vote otherwise.
So what have I been doing the last few days?
Well, on Monday morning I came up into my sewing room and spent most of my time unpacking all my bags and boxes. At some point I noticed my wonderful Ellisimo embroidery machine sitting quietly underneath its pillowcase cover-up, and I thought to myself: "You really should embroider something before you totally forget how to!"
I had left my jewelry spread out all over my cutting table before I left town last time, so I had been reorganizing all of it. I have two zippered bags that came inside my tool bag, and I could not remember what was in them. Even if I did remember what was in them, I couldn't remember which bag was which. So I embarked on this very difficult embroidery project.
I put a label on each side of the bags. Aren't they great? I really love my embroidery software -- Artista -- and the Ellisimo (Baby Lock) embroidery machine. I used them constantly while making the Route 66 quilt, but haven't done much since then. I opened up my software and just stared at it for awhile.
It slooooowly started to come back to me as to how it worked.
I may put some embroidery on the next blouse I make, and that will not be until I get this red coat made. It has been hanging on Lucy since I got back home on Sunday.
It is too big for Lucy too. I will fix that.
OH NO! It just dawned on me! I am going to have to make Lucy smaller too. I sure don't look forward to that. I worked SO HARD to make her be as fat as I am.
I have a new friend out there in Internetland. Her name is Tina. She is using my bendy-curve tutorial to make a pair of pants and is having a problem figuring out where the hip lines up with the "bowl". I had the same problem, but I don't remember what I did about it. We are going to talk tomorrow so I hope I can find my bowl and my pattern and remind my brain how you do it!
I'm going to go watch Sandra Betzina ALMOST SAY a bunch of stuff. She is putting the lining inside the pants now, and I have never done that before. She says not to ever use Polyester for lining because it is too hot. Sure hope my coat lining isn't polyester. I think it is though.