For some reason the words aren't coming and what does come sound stilted and forced. I have been trying for days to write a post and have deleted all of them. So. Stilted and forced it will be.
I have been sewing, but I haven't been following my previously published plan. (sigh) I think I have mentioned in a previous post that I make The Husband's scrubs for work. A lot of his scrubs have been developing holes and I had four fabrics in his stash (strangely much smaller than mine??), so I have been a good wife and sewing for him. I have two finished and one cut out. Which of course in classic passive aggressiveness I made a mistake in cutting, it is fixable, but I have some figuring to do so as not to have it look like I made a mistake in cutting. Damn. The pattern I use is much modified Simplicity 2769. The main changes I have made is the pockets. The Husband's favorite hobby is to try to rip all the pockets off his scrubs, which as you can imagine annoys me greatly, especially as I have to fix them. Threatening him with a painful lingering death if he continues to tear them has had no effect, so I had to change the pockets. I have figured out that if I move to pockets away from center and have one edge joined at the side seam and the bottom enclosed in the hem the pockets stay intact longer. If anyone out there has any other ideas about pocket placement or whatever else I can do to make the damn things last longer, please share. I will be grateful.
|this is the fabric for one of the scrubs, we are not talking high fashion here folks|
I have done some sewing gadget shopping lately and I have to share some of my new favorites. The first and really fun one is a needle case thingy. It looks like a lipstick, and rolls up the needles like a lipstick does. The needles are held with a magnet. Here is a photo. I got it at a local quilting shop, but I couldn't find an online seller in the US or Canada that carries it, only the UK. There is actually a video showing how this works on YouTube. For some reason I think that is hysterical. Or maybe I am hysterical. Whatever.
The next couple are from Nancy's Notions. I ordered some pattern tracing material and impulsively threw these in my basket as well. Good picks. The first one is the Pattern Notcher, it is perfect for those of us that use a rotary cutter to cut our fabric. This clever gadget takes a tiny (1/4" x 1/16") sliver of fabric instead of trying to cut tiny triangles. I love it. The other one is Black Roll A Pattern, very handy for tracing patterns
I am spending the entire day (from 10:30 a.m. PST) watching the pre-pre-pre Oscars, pre-pre Oscars,etc, while catching up on my ironing. I figure if I am going to waste hours watching TV, I may as well get something accomplished. Right? Right.