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March 29, 2009

FAREWELL TO MY WEEKEND...

Well, the weekend is gone again(ughhhhh). I worked diligently practicing on my welt pockets. I did a total of four practices ones (two turned out really good, the last two were not so good). Last night I finally just bit the bullet and put them on my jacket fronts. Here's a picture of them, I don't think they are that bad. I know that I will be putting this type of pocket on lots of garments since I don't have to shy away from them any more and that is a good feeling.



Today I spent the day with my sewing buddies. We went to the annual Cherry Blossom Craft Festival in Macon. We were supposed to go yesterday and then have a sew-a-long afterward, but we got rained out. That rainy weather was really nice for sewing though. At the festival Ebony and I kept looking for sewing related things (like patterns, buttons or fabric). You can tell where our hearts and minds are - ON SEWING all the time. But alas this was not a sewing related festival, however we did get to see lots of quilts, embroidered baby clothing and aprons and we had a great time. Here's a picture of Ebony, Lisa and Lisa's daughter.



I'll keep working on my jacket this week. Hopefully I will be able to finish it by next weekend. After a week and a day with nights off, I'll be starting a new class on Tuesday and Thursdays again...another long 10 1/2 weeks....

16 comments:

  1. You ladies find the greatest events to attend and Lisa's daughter is such a cutie pie.

    The welt pockets look great and I am a fan of welt pockets. I will definitely be calling on you when I try them.

    LoL @ you and Ebony looking for sewing related stuff.

    10-1/2 weeks will fly by in no time.

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  2. The welt pockets look great. I told you you'd want to put them on everything once you've mastered them!

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  3. Your welt pockets look great, I should take a picture of my first attempt, they were really bad. I wish I had sewing buddies.

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  4. Cool! Craft fairs and festivals are fun. I love looking at all the stuff. :):):)

    Welt pockets are scary to me, lol. But you're making it look good and tempting to try. :) Looking forward to your jacket with those awesome pockets!

    Hugs,
    Lory

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  5. Yes, time does pass quickly (except when you have to do things you don't really want to do). If there's one thing I wish I had more of is time.

    I get the best ideas going to craft fairs. I usually put my whole family in my Learn 2 Sew shirts when I go to advertise my business. They hate doing it but we are visible and it get's me students.

    So tell me you will still be able to watch our show on Thursday (not like there's that many episodes left) I would hate for you to miss them. It's getting good.

    You have mastered the technique of the welt pocket. Now you have to work with different fabrics :) That's what makes sewing fun..all the fabric.

    Sorry, but because I work on Saturday I get one more day off tomorrow and took Tuesday off because my little one is turning 9. They sure do grow up fast.

    I can't wait to see how your jacket's going to turn out. It's all going to look beautiful on you.

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  6. Congratulations on those welts! Perseverance pays off.

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  7. Your pockets look perfect to me. It looks like you had fun at the festival. You can always find some kind of sewing something almost anywhere you go. Baby clothing and quilts count. Next time I visit my cousin in Macon I'll look you up. How far are you from there?

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  8. Your pockets are perfect! I told you you'd do it! Once again I'm envious of all your sewing buddies.

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  9. My Macon cuz was supposed to come here this past weekend but his plans chnged. I didn't realize you were that close. I know what you mean about not needing another hobby, sickness, or passion or whatever it is we call this sewing thing we have!

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  10. Your welt pockets look wonderful -- practice pays off! What a fun fair, and to experience with friends is the best. Have a great week. :)

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  11. Congratulations on your welt pockets! It is such a victory to figure those things out!!!!

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  12. Nice pockets. I used to shy away from them too. But like you, through practice, I encouraged to put them in more garments. You and your bugs always seem to enjoy one anothers company. It best to have friends who can relate to your passion for sewing and crafting.

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  13. Good job! There's no stopping you now :)) Every technique can be mastered as long as we have interest and enough push-through. Congratulations!

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  14. I'm with you on the weekend being over! You and your sewing buddies find the best festivals to go to!

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  15. Nothing pays off like a lot of practice. Can't wait to see the finishd jacket.

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  16. Those pockets look great!

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