Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Today: making a nice looking, feminine apron for myself. I’ve only had my husband’s grill aprons and they are quite uncomfortable and unflattering. We know both is very important when one is preoccupied in the kitchen a great majority of the time. So, working on that. Just about done, took a lot of time, but at least when the maching messed up, I knew what was causing it. Learning your machine over time, to me, is one of the biggest obstacles to sewing. If you don’t know why it’s acting up, you don’t know how to fix it. Just like having kids. My problems today: bobbin too low on thread=very loose bottom stiches; thread too low on top, inconsistent stitches; and skipped stiches=dull needle, or wrong sized needle.
Whew. Patience required…and knowing your machine.
Now, I just hope to remove the pockets and center them and work on the neck binding…I didn’t cut in enough and it’s not wanting to lay flat.
Those two jobs will probably take me about 1-2 hours, and I’ve spend about 5-6 hours on it today. My husband giving me that time was a BIG GIFT. Thanks, honey. Good brain work, and I’m sure it will serve me for years. I enjoyed attempting my first sewn project for myself that wasn’t just hemming.
They are working on lights for the shrubs, and I’m about to tackle lights on the back porch. Hopefully, we can get one tree up tonight and the other room cleaned to be ready for #2.
What are you tackling/enjoying today?
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