Thursday, 15 July 2010


Finally I managed to get back to Jims waistcoat idea. I dug out my Chroma pencil crayons and worked some more on the sky, then fixed this with some special medium.
Now I’ve to applique the stars and start embroidering round the sun and moon, satin stitch the stars. The hexagon coat has now all the paper pieces out and been neatened and checked over every hexagon. Whew... this took days to do but it will be worth it. I’m not doing anything else ‘til I take the hexagon back to the crafts class with me to get some help in layering the top of the hexagon, wadding and the bottom.
I needed some cotton muslin for the backing of this which is about four to five metres. I also needed some sew in facing for the waistcoat idea as Jim said he didn’t want wadding as he didn’t want to be too hot. So I made Jim drive me to Melton Mowbray to get these items as we have a Boyes store there where material is a lot cheaper than Leicester town. It’s such a pity they don't do a lot of quilting material only very basic primary colours, never mind I have plenty to keep me going for now.
When we went back to the car we noticed the car windscreen had a crack in it so that will have to be repaired over the next couple of days (not cheap!)The last few days have been a lot cooler as we have had rain, small showers and last night thunder and lightning. Poor Scratch tried to hide under the table as she hates thunder and lightning. Amazing Jazz our six month old Akita puppy didn’t batter an eyelid and carried on as normal but she does not like Lorries or big skip Lorries as we call them.
Jazz will jump over the baby gate quite high just to get to you when she’s scared.
So... the doors have to be mega checked that they are shut and not left open and soon the baby gates will have to be swapped over as we have another one that is much higher so fingers crossed she won’t jump over that one.
I’m looking forward to working on the embroidery of the waistcoat again as this is relaxing and I can actually put my legs up as with that darn MS they are aching and hurting again so it’s a warning sign to listen and rest up lol, but not without a needle in my hand.
Hope all of you are not too hot and able to get on with the sewing on what you want to do.
Finally I managed to get back to Jims waistcoat idea. I dug out my Chroma pencil crayons and worked some more on the sky, then fixed this with some special medium.
Now I’ve to applique the stars and start embroidering round the sun and moon, satin stitch the stars. The hexagon coat has now all the paper pieces out and been neatened and checked over every hexagon. "Whew... this took days to do but it will be worth it. I’m not doing anything else 'til I take the hexagon back to the crafts class with me to get some help in layering the top of the hexagon, wadding and the bottom.
I needed some cotton muslin for the backing of this which is about four to five metres. I also needed some sew in facing for the waistcoat idea as Jim said he didn’t want wadding as he didn’t want to be too hot. So I made Jim drive me to Melton Mowbray to get these items as we have a Boyes store there where material is a lot cheaper than Leicester town. It’s such a pity they don't do a lot of quilting material only very basic primary colours, never mind I have plenty to keep me going for now.
When we went back to the car we noticed the car windscreen had a crack in it so that will have to be repaired over the next couple of days (not cheap!)The last few days have been a lot cooler as we have had rain, small showers and last night thunder and lightning. Poor Scratch tried to hide under the table as she hates thunder and lightning. Amazing Jazz our six month old Akita puppy didn’t batter an eyelid and carried on as normal but she does not like lorry’s or big skips, lorries as we call them.
Jazz will jump over the baby gate quite high just to get to you when she’s scared.
So... the doors have to be mega checked that they are shut and not left open and soon the baby gates will have to be swapped over as we have another one that is much higher so fingers crossed she won’t jump over that one.
I’m looking forward to working on the embroidery of the waistcoat again as this is relaxing and I can actually put my legs up as with that darn MS they are aching and hurting again so it’s a warning sign to listen and rest up lol, but not without a needle in my hand.
Hope all of you are not too hot and able to get on with the sewing on what you want to do.
Faith x

1 comment:

Judith said...

The waistcoat is looking fab. Our dog hates thunder and lightening too. your hexagon coat sounds great too. I used to live in Melton Mowbray way back in the 80's. It is a lovely town.