Sunday 15 August 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 7

 Ah we have had a good week!  I got my sewing day in!  

I've been doing some jobs in the garden this morning to explain the lateness of this post!  And I'm hoping to get a bit more done this week - we are going to the garden centre tomorrow to this end!

I've managed to get back into my books this week.  I have had an Audible subscription for a few years and had accumulated my maximum credits as I didn't use it.  But this week I have got back into it.  Today I finished listening to the World at my Feet by Catherine Isaac - I enjoyed it a lot and have now moved onto Dear Fatty by Dawn French which has already had me in fits of laughter.   It is read by Lisa Tarbuck who I love which makes it even better!

Anyway what have I been up to?  

Firstly, here is my skirt.

Here it is teamed with my Antiquity blouse that I finished a while ago.

Since the skirt was finished I've been getting some itchy fingers! (Not itchy feet!)  I have been quite monogamous since finishing four quarters  and this week that got the better of me.

I still have Daniel's Christmas jumper and my socks.

But I decided I needed another blanket.

This is a scrappy blanket again,  but this time it is marled project with a resulting worsted weight yarn, so is progressing nicely. 

I have also started a bag from a Pompom quarterly that I found whilst looking back through my magazines.

And finally, I have started a basic tee from Pompom in a Knit By Numbers 4ply from John Arbon Textiles. 

I had a great sewing day on Tuesday, but of course didn't get through all that I wanted.   I did make another Esma and a pair of trousers, plus a couple of alterations, so I feel really happy!  I hope to write a dedicated post later in the week.

And that is my week!  I hope everyone has a brilliant week  - I am likely to miss next week as we are on holiday in Cornwall where there is very little internet - so will be back in a  fortnight!

Sunday 8 August 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 6

 I'm writing this a bit later today,  but I have good reason!

Firstly, I really wanted to finish my skirt.   This I did, this morning. 

It needs a really good block to straighten it out and sort out the hem, but otherwise it is done.  I hope to model later in the week.  

When I had completed that, I wanted to sort through my sewing pile and cut out a few new projects. Well in doing so, I discovered all of these...

This is a pile of Sewing WIP's!  Most are cut ready, so tomorrow I am going to have a full sewing day, and see how many I can complete.  There are at least 9 here! I will report back next week.

And that as you can imagine is all my progress.  We visited my mum last week and so I leave you with a few snaps from the week.

Sunday 1 August 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 5

 We made it - back to see mum, that is!  It's been a year but here we are.  As a result I have very few progress shots for you. 

I do however, have a collage of shots of my new dress on.

Having written I was going to do this last week, I  wasn't sure if it was possible.   However,  the pattern (Esma by Sew Over It) came as did the fabric and so I was able to fit it in before our trip.

I love it - there are a few things I would like to change, and I will do in my next one.  I wrote a little more about the make here.  And there we have it for this week!  Hope everyone has a good week.