Yay, back to sewing!

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I finally packed up the last of the holiday decorations yesterday  
and can, with good conscience, start some projects. The reason it  
took so long to pack up was that the lights on the artificial tree  
were out on three branch levels and I was determined to either get  
it fixed or toss it and start new next year.   It took some doing  
but I finally get everything working using a nifty new tool:
http://lightkeeperpro.com/4-minute-demonstration-video/
Yes, it REALLY WORKS!  ;-)  NAYY

So, the sewing projects in order of priority:

1. Hem and alter waist of black slacks for DGD's lovely new suit.  
She needs it for college auditions starting on Feb. 7.

2. Complete embellished apron for DD.  I stitched the design  
http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Products.aspx?ProductID=F8562&Catalog=Emblibrary
on the fabric and wrapped it with a promise.

3. Make Yet Another Cape for my sister.  She wanted one of Zebra  
print fleece. so I order three yards of this:  
(Amazon.com product link shortened) I  
have made so many of these capes, I should be able to whip this one  
out in about three hours.

4. Embroider my DGS's design on a maroon sweatshirt. The design is  
digitized, but the sweatshirt I ordered was a disappointment, the  
fabric shrank, so now the zipper is wiggling.  I have a replacement  
zipper.  <sigh>

5. Do some pattern alterations and make a jacket using this:
https://www.voguefabricsstore.com/VF125-31-Macaw-Amethyst-Novelty-Wool-Blend-Suiting.html
It has not arrived yet, I hope it's wonderful.

6. Make placemats, and hem some Christmas napkins for next year;  
Several small alteration jobs; Dig out the red wool from the stash  
to make a coat.; Make several Polartec© fleece jackets; Get more  
pictures added to my web site; ....  etc.

;-D

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us





Re: Yay, back to sewing!
On 1/27/2014 2:38 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Knowing MY DH he would have the string in the trash before I ever had a  
chance to test. He has little patience with what he calls fiddly stuff.
I think you have a bit of work there. Aught to keep you busy for a week  
or so ;)

Juno





Re: Yay, back to sewing!
Juno wrote:
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I don't know how many times I have stopped in the middle of putting  
up my outdoor lights and made a run to the store to buy another set  
of "net" lights when I discovered that half the lights on a set were  
out.  It's just too frustrating to make the attempt to locate the  
bad bulb.  But with this gizmo I may actually be able to salvage a  
couple of sets which were headed to the landfill.

And by the end of the season, my white "stick" trees had a branch or  
two out on the back side, I will see if I can get those going next  
year as well.

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Ya think!  ;-D

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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So, the sewing projects in order of priority:

1. Hem and alter waist of black slacks for DGD's lovely new suit.
She needs it for college auditions starting on Feb. 7.

2. Complete embellished apron for DD.  I stitched the design
http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Products.aspx?ProductID=F8562&Catalog=Emblibrary
on the fabric and wrapped it with a promise.

3. Make Yet Another Cape for my sister.  She wanted one of Zebra
print fleece. so I order three yards of this:
(Amazon.com product link shortened) I
have made so many of these capes, I should be able to whip this one
out in about three hours.

4. Embroider my DGS's design on a maroon sweatshirt. The design is
digitized, but the sweatshirt I ordered was a disappointment, the
fabric shrank, so now the zipper is wiggling.  I have a replacement
zipper.  <sigh>

5. Do some pattern alterations and make a jacket using this:
https://www.voguefabricsstore.com/VF125-31-Macaw-Amethyst-Novelty-Wool-Blend-Suiting.html
It has not arrived yet, I hope it's wonderful.

6. Make placemats, and hem some Christmas napkins for next year;
Several small alteration jobs; Dig out the red wool from the stash
to make a coat.; Make several Polartec© fleece jackets; Get more
pictures added to my web site; ....  etc.

;-D

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us

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Re: Yay, back to sewing!
On 1/27/2014 11:38 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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If you have any of the older outdoor light sets with the big bulbs,  
those are great to put in fruit trees so when the temperatures are  
forecasted to drop down into the freezing area, you turn on those lights  
and they make just enough heat to prevent your fruit from freezing.  The  
word got around here, and you can't find a string of those lights  
anywhere anymore -- except in the trees.
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Re: Yay, back to sewing!
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I still use clear C7s along the roof line.  I don't have any fruit  
trees, so when I decide to change to LEDs, I'll ship my old strings  
to you.

;-)

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us





Re: Yay, back to sewing!
On 1/28/2014 11:40 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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And I would accept them.  I passed along the idea, and before I could  
act on it, all the available lights were snapped up.  I haz no pride in  
teh matter.
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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