18 January 2012

15 Minute Challenge

I reported here most of the sewing for this week.  I have added 1 and a bit birds to the right bottom corner since the picture was taken.

My BOM patterns are all finalised ready for printing when Sarah needs them and I send of the first batch this week WOO HOO.  Hopefully lots of people love it and sign up so I have to send her more soon.

Monday saw me head to sewing with Leanne (she runs a class on Monday nights to help people with sewing patterns).  There were ladies making all manner of things from bags, to quilts, to dresses and dolls.  I went to draft a pattern for a top that I recently purchased and I figure I could make it easily myself, I just needed a bit of advise on the dart drafting bit... mind you I don't think I took any advise and did it my way anyway... which worked (luckily otherwise I would have egg on my face).  Then I went ahead a made a calico version of my lovely linen top.  The end result fits pretty good so the pattern is a goer.  Will now have to search the stash for a suitable fabric or head to the shop for something different.  Think I had some perfect fabric in the stash but I have a feeling it might have gone in the great cull of 2010.  Will look tonight after work.

In other news our air conditioner died on Monday so we faced yesterday's 39 degree top with trepidation.  We decided to just shut everything up and head to the movies and the shops.  We had to head home mid afternoon as Coco had a hair appointment by that time the wind had changed direction and the cool change was coming.  Air con repair guy is coming today(first place I called said February)... I am hoping that it isn't going to be terminal otherwise my dreams of an ipad for my birthday is going to be toast.  The picture is of the jetty yesterday morning I headed out before the sun was fully up so that I didn't get to hot.

Head on over to Kate's to see what everyone else has been up to.


Kris said...

Glad you kept cool. It's amazing how we miss stuff we cull! Funny how you can never think of a use for it until it's gone.

Michelle said...

Having a pattern that fits is priceless! I like to sew, but often find myself frustrated with the fitting.

Hope your air conditioner problem is not too expensive.

Pat said...

Sounds like you're keeping yourself busy. And if you want some cold air, I'll send you some. It was 28 degrees this morning.

Kate said...

Hope you are staying cool. Air conditioner problems in summer just aren't fun.

Hope all your BOM patterns do well.

thea said...

I haven't gotten in to making clothes yet. I keep thinking about it .. just haven't taken the plunge. I'm afraid I'll suck at it.

libbyquilter said...

the temperature here this a.m. is at about freezing and little itty bitty flakes of snow have been falling intermittently throughout the morning. i think i could use some of your warmth~!


Kate said...

Sounds like you had a productive week. I hope all your BOM patterns do well.

Hope you now have air too1

Leanne said...

Bummer about the A/C.