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Archive for July, 2007

Tuesday July 31, 2007

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

My SWAP III storyboard lasted all of one day before requiring adjustment. Oh, I had already chickened out on using the mushroom gabardine for the 3-piece suit (the fabric is too beautiful for me to use for an untried pattern, so I switched to the clearance rack blue-green one instead, intending to work the mushroom-colored […]

Monday July 30, 2007

Monday, July 30th, 2007

 The Australians may have been the ones to formulate the Sewing With a Plan system, but the storyboard seems to have been a Canadian inspiration. The idea is that you draw your 11 garments and add swatches of the fabrics, and that way you know what you’re doing. When you have time to cut or […]

Making a Bra

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Here’s what I made yesterday. It’s almost time to begin sewing the SWAP Part II — I hope to make final decisions and make my storyboard today — but I wanted to have another madcap sewing adventure before I got back down to serious sewing. Making panties and slips had turned out, as you may […]

Saturday July 28, 2007

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

My lack of photographic skilz means that I have to just tell you that this Joseph’s Coat rose is particularly beautiful, with crimson outer petals and a heart of gold. I have the whole weekend off, which is why I have time to enjoy the roses. “Day off” for me always has to be understood […]

Friday July 27, 2007

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Busy again this morning… It seems as though I get up busy even though it isn’t yet 6:00 am, and then I stay busy all day. This can’t possibly be true, since I am still reading and knitting and lolling around some, but it feels that way. Yesterday I did the morning computer work, and […]

Thursday July 26, 2007

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

I spent yesterday morning preparing for today’s workshop, fixing up the store blogs in accordance with advice at Sphinn, and keeping our website on the front page of Google.  Then I headed off to spy on the competition and make copies of the handout. After that, I stopped in at the hairdresser. She took pity on my […]

Wednesday July 25, 2007

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Last night Partygirl and I walked in the park. Sometimes we do the urban hikes, but it was a long and busy day at work yesterday, so I was glad to have an easy little walk. The path is .85 of a mile, and we can do four turns around it before it gets dark, […]

Buying SWAP Fabrics

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Palmer and Pletsch have clear directions for buying the cloth for your SWAP. You determine your best colors according to your natural body colors. You go to the fabric store and find an excellent neutral from your list of best colors. You find a perfect print containing that color and at least one other color […]

Monday July 23, 2007

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Palmer and Pletsch have clear directions for buying the cloth for your SWAP. You determine your best colors according to your natural body colors. You go to the fabric store and find an excellent neutral from your list of best colors. You find a perfect print containing that color and at least one other color […]

Monday July 23, 2007

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

  Here’s how it was at my house yesterday. This is #1 son reading the new Harry Potter, with the help of the cat and an ever-growing pile of detritus on the coffee table. Reading and game-playing were the main activities. There was some knitting. Actually, there was a lot of tangential knitting. For example, the […]

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