Another cool and sunny day in our neck of the woods. It was suppose to be colder last night but the temperature rose all night to a balmy –12C at 5 a.m. this morning. This is how it works around here. After watching the news, we have it really very mild compared to the storms in the USA, high winds in the Maritimes, and blizzards in Alberta.
Yesterday I had another day in the sewing room. A full one to be sure. A few breaks to help put up the range hood and to see how the Spousal Unit was doing. It is done and ready to be hooked up outside. But not until the weather warms up.
The fabric is a cotton/poly blend that will never wrinkle. The fringe and trim on the back is a beautiful turquoise blue. I allowed myself to get carried away with it and started top stitching in the same colour.
Though I had to do a lot of thread changing, it turned out to be fun to do. The shirt was done ready for button holes by 4 p.m. I only have 4 buttons and will do snaps on the cuffs and the last button on the bottom.
And the back.
In the evening I ripped out the cables on the Dude’s sweater. I was not happy with the cables. I started again but will take out those two rows and put the sweater into time out for a few days. I really need to think.
Today I am going to start the last shirt. This one is purple with zebra print for the yokes. I have to trace the pattern as my small (and large) size pattern is missing. This one won’t have the fancy stitching done on it. At least at this moment it won’t. That can change when I sit down at the sewing machine.