November 24, 2010


It was a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving here in Georgia today.  Work ended at noon, which was more than nice.  The weather was just perfect for the season; i.e., cloudy and overcast with just a little bit of misty rain.  You know, "the over the hills, and through the woods to Grand-Mother's house we go" type of weather.  I hope that you'll are not working to hard getting T-Day dinner underway.  I'm sure if you are, it is truly a labor of love.  I'll be free-loading at a cousins house looking forward to that lethargic feeling that is sure to follow the afternoon meal.  So let me go ahead and wish one and all a very Happy and safe Thanksgiving Day!

Yes, I am STILL plugging along with this coat.  I did get to work on it a few nights this weeks even though I had to pull two night shifts, and work a couple of hours over at my school's dedication ceremony one evening.  The shoulder pads are in, and the lining is finished

complete with flannel interlining, but sans the sleeve hems.

I gave myself a little break from the coat this afternoon but still worked on making the belt and belt loops.  If I get up early enough tomorrow I should be able to get the lining sewn into the coat prior to leaving home for the 2p.m. dinner.  We'll have to see how that turns out.  Maybe, just maybe I'll be able to complete this project sometime during the four day weekend.

I have gotten this far - if you can call this progress.  Since last Tuesday the room has been almost completely void of furniture...

... that has been temporally stored in where else but the living room...

...with the temporary sewing area set up in the kitchen...

So I'm working on this very crowded table while I cultivate enduring patience.  The painting was originally scheduled to be completed, carpet cleaned and furniture replaced before Thanksgiving Day, but of course it won't be.  Things happen, but I'm still gonna finish this coat!!!  Painting is SUPPOSED to start on Friday - of this week I hope... 


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Faye!

    Your coat lining is really pretty! Good luck with all the decorating and organising. I am sure it will be great.

  2. First Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you have a wonderful day!

    The Lady Grey is progressing nicely. I'm sure you can't wait to be finished. And I hope that you get to paint and finish up your sewing room soon.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. LG is coming along beautifully and great lining choice.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! I am so excited about your Lady Grey. It's looking great!

  5. You sound so busy! Your coat is progressing very nicely.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Faye. It has been busy here getting the entire meal ready for my family.

    Your Lady Grey is looking real good. I love that lining. I did join the Mad Men Dress Sew-Along being sponsored by Presser Foot. Got to hurry & get moving though. Just been so busy.

  7. Love the coat. I'm sure things will come together quickly for your sewing room.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Faye! The coat is looking very nice! I bet you can't wait to complete it either! By the way, what does the abbreviation "sans" mean?? Sorry, I guess I should know!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving back at ya!! Hope you had a wonderful day. I just love that lining you chose...of course the purple is my favorite color!!!!!

  10. well its great to see the progress of both your coat and your sewing room. I hope you thanksgiving was great.

  11. I'm so impressed with your progress! I am getting back to work on Lady Gray this week. I was evicted from my Craft Lounge for the week by Thanksgiving house guests, so I totally understand what you are going through!

    My word verification is "rusty" which is how I feel! LOL

  12. Love the lining you chose! I hope that work gets underway on your sewing room soon. That would drive me crazy!

  13. Faye, I am so touched by your message on my blog. You have brought a smile to my face. I had no idea that I would be missed. I didn't know people cared that much. I figured out of sight out of mind. I am actually surprised that anyone would think of me when I am not posting. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know how you feel.

    I hope to be back to blogging on my sewing blog soon. I have been very busy with the home. As you know, my mother-in-law passed away recently. Her house just sold. So we had to quickly get rid of much of our furniture to make room for hers. I am also getting ready for our Christmas program at church. Emily and I will be doing sign language to a song together, and I've been making tons of hula hoops for friends. I make professional quality, adult-sized, weighted hoops. We do a lot of hula hooping. It is so much fun and good for you. If you are ever curious, just Google search the benefits of hula hooping.

    I have recently posted on my art blog. I made an altered baby board book. I put pictures of my toddler in it. It will be a Christmas gift for him. If you are interested in taking a look, Here is the link.

    By the way, even though I've take somewhat of a break, I have still been popping onto your blog. I love your coat. The fabrics you used are gorgeous.

  14. Your coat is looking beautiful!! You will get so much pleasure wearing it when its all done!!! I especially love the lining!!

  15. Hi Faye, The coat is coming along beautifully. I'm looking forward to your next installment on it.



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