Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wonderful Sewing Saturday !
Well, just her presence made me happy and feeling creative. I have started to work on a tee shirt for #2 daughter-in-law. I have it cut out and start sewing the shoulders together with my serger. I really LOVE my serger because it does two jobs at one time. But I do have trouble getting my stitches right.
I really do appreciate my little Brother 1034D serger. I like the pretty colors that show you how to thread it. I knew I wanted the ability to work with sleeves and pants legs by taking off the front area. I also wanted the ability to work with decorative threads of different sizes - AND - I knew I wanted to be able to use normal needles so that would be one more thing I would not have to remember. :)
The problem I was having with this project was the neck kept stretching larger and larger. I took it as long as I could and then decided to see if I could help it. So , I cut off the neckband and cut off about 5 inches -then sewed it back together and reattached it to the shirt. I did help it and I will be curious to see if he notices anything ?????
I also sewed a button on a pair of DH's pants and I sewed a back pocket back on where it had got ripped . So, all and all I have had a pretty satisfying day. Played with my pups and finished a project for the daughter-in-law that I have not decided if it will become a Christmas present OR a birthday present???
Then I made the mistake of looking at the calendar and seeing that there are two granddaughters will be having birthdays this month????
On top of this wonderful time in the sewing room - I planted some canna lillies today. The ground was so hard and dry and the grass and weeds had taken over so I had to dig all of that mess up. My back was not happy but my spirit was . I have another bag with some yellow cannas that I hope to accomplish tomorrow. I used to have dahlias planted there , but I got tired of having to dig them up and save them in the basement- but the reason was that after all the work of digging and planting them - they would only start to bloom about a month before the frost comes . When I planted my first cannas last year they took a while to bloom also - but the foliage was as beautiful as the blooms are . To my imagination they make me feel like I am somewhere tropical!
All in all I have had a very pleasant day - so I am very happy. I will have to put my thinking cap on about the two birthday presents tomorrow. :)
May love and peace surround your day and night.
Hugs to all.