Marking several pairs of new dark navy blue socks with white French
knots on the cuff, so I don't accidentally pair them with the black
Add a 1.5" cuff to the (too-short) sleeves of a RTW caftan, and
re-stitch the wiggly hem. :-(
Hem a new print shirt which has been "almost finished" for ages.
Run a coverstitch to secure the (ugh, rolls to the outside) neckline
binding of RTW pajamas.
Press four cotton and one linen summer shirts.
And, the huge one:
Tidying my sewing space to make room for a teaching session with DGD
when she gets home from Juilliard this summer. I haven't done a
major cleaning out in ages, dust and lint are flying everywhere.
And, it always works this way, right? I plugged in my beloved iron
last week, and it did not heat up. It was working fine the week
before when I had a big project going. I checked the outlet (it was
okay), read the manual to see if there was a re-set button (nope),
called the manufacturer to see if they had any suggestion (they did
not, and it is no longer under warranty), pulled my back-up brand
new iron (same model) off the shelf, and went online to find another
back-up. JoAnns had the model I wanted ON SALE(!!!), so I checked
availability at my nearest store, and bought it. Registered it, and
plugged it in, and I'll use this one now, and save the "back-up" as
a back-up, as it is also out of warranty.
And, of course, you all see what's coming next, right? I plugged in
the original iron 'just to make sure', before putting it into the
recycling bin, and it heated up.
I do like THIS iron (no automatic shut-off so it's ready to go on
demand), so I really don't mind having three of them. ;-} I'll
keep one upstairs in the embroidery room so I don't have to run
downstairs every time I need to press something.
Beverly, sneezing, but making progress
- posted 3 years ago