Time just flies by. I was with my friend, Nancy, yesterday enjoying the gorgeous Fall weather and going for the first time to the MOST DARLING little kitchen goody-type shop. It is called Kopper Kettle. It is one of those stores that carries all the unusual gadgets for your kitchen. I'll show you what I got when I remember to take a photo.
I have been busy all week long, and I made you a new video yesterday morning.
Here it is:
SURELY, my apexes aren't moving from side to side!
Last night I took off the blouse. I took out the front waist darts and left them out. Then I moved the bust darts back 1/2". It is SO MUCH BETTER.
I love to wear that blouse because I love the bracelet I made to go with it. UNFORTUNATELY, the bracelet decided to keep falling off. I went to the restroom at the restaurant yesterday, and when I was getting ready to exit the facility, my bracelet fell off ONE INCH from the toilet!!!
It was gross enough picking my pretty Swarovski crystals up off the bathroom floor next to the toilet!
I don't know WHAT I would have done if it had fallen INTO the toilet.
I picked it up, patted it off with a paper towel, and I put it in my purse.
When I got home last night, I added a BEAD BRIDGE (my name for it) so the little toggle thingy could NOT turn around and fall out. Then I wore it until bedtime last night, and it did not fall off again.
I have found a NEW -- VERY EXCITING TO ME -- kind of hobby. Still sewing. Still quilting. But a different thing.
Terry actually started it.
She is having half the nation to her house for Thanksgiving. They have a gorgeous table that can be made to be very long. Terry was concerned that she could not find placemats that were big enough for all the plates, silverware, napkin and glass. She said people always moved their drink OFF the placemat, and that defeated the whole idea of the placemat.
I already showed you what Terry made in my last post, but here is another picture in case you didn't see it.
While Terry was doing this, I recalled a Craftsy class I had recently purchased about Home Deco. I thought I might learn something new, and I did.
I learned that not only is there a TABLE RUNNER, a TABLE CLOTH and PLACEMATS; there is a new thing called a TABLE SCARF.
I decided I wanted to quilt a TABLE SCARF for my table. I decided that it was easier to make ONE BIG PLACEMAT, than to make 8 or 10 small ones. I really love what I made, BUT I will definitely be making some changes to the next ones I make.
I will PRESHRINK the fabrics and use NON-SHRINKING batting.
My table scarf shrunk SO MUCH in the wash, that I lost almost six inches in length. It is too puffy and looks like a bed quilt.
Heres a pic of my finished table scarf:
you can see the leaf panto I used. I wanted it to have a Fall theme. You really cannot tell on the top, however, what the pattern is. WAY TOO PUFFY due to all the shrinkage.
I ordered a bunch more of the fabric so I can make napkins to match.
THEN, I am going to do another one with a Christmas panto of some kind. Terry and I just bought about 8 more pantos. We are having SEW MUCH FUN!
I am cleaning house today, so I better get back to it.