2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

November 8, 2015

DAY 8 #BLOGLIKE CRAZY: ...LETTER TO MY AMAZING COAT PROJECT...

...DEAR MS. 2015 PLAID WINTER COAT:
it's 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening and I am finally able to call you a WRAP!  It's been real, for sure. Dreams of you actually started in September 2014 when I spotted some plaid coatspiration on someone else's blog.  Although at that time I was way to busy trying to bring your 2014 winter coat predecessor into being, visions of you remained in "the future projects to sew" file in my head.

I started thinking about you (making plans) w-a-y back during the dog days of summer:  selecting a pattern, choosing the plaid fabric, adding new books to my library and making sure all of the supplies needed to birth you were in place.  I guess I could call that period "nesting: for my winter coat project (ha ha ha).  Even though putting in so much time applying my nurturing couture hand-stitching caused me neck strain and a subsequent chiropractic bill, I still loved you.  Thoughts you would often tip across my mind while I was at work, and I even updated your "finish line lists" at lunch time.  You were actually becoming a part of me!

I love you Ms. 2015 Plaid Winter Coat even though you caused me to have a miniature come apart last Saturday (that only my Mother and 1 or 2 close friends know about) when I didn't meet my deadline.  With every stitch I'd wondered if this Georgia weather would ever change so I'd really get a chance to wear you.  With all the un-stitching, over interfacing, late nights and conversations where people would ask "are you finished yet?" - I think you're worth it!

So here's to us Ms. 2015 Plaid Winter Coat, may I wear you in health and enjoy you in every minute of it.  Here's hoping that every ounce of interfacing, underlining and padstitching enhances your life and structure for many years to come... 

   

16 comments:

  1. WELL, well, well...at last presenting the long awaited Ms 2015 plaid winter coat just in time for cooler weather. I would say you finished her at no better time and its a winner! I love your new coat Linda! Great job and Congratulations too.
    Cecil

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    1. Thank you so much Cecil, what a nice compliment!

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  2. Looks beautiful! I'm a tiny bit north of you, and about an hour wet of Atlanta. It was HOT here this week, but cooled this weekend, so I hope you wore that gorgeous creation! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you! It got cold here yesterday and today, but it was rainy. i didn't want to get my new coat wet.

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  3. Woo hoo! Well done! It looks beautiful.

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  4. Awesome, job well done! and a pretty coat too.

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  5. All that hard work paid off.. Your coat is Beautiful and sure you will enjoy it immensely

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    1. It sure did Sheila!, and thank you!

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  6. Looking very good Faye. Can't wait to see it on you now !

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  7. Your coat is fabulous and a true labour of love. I love the letter too. The plaid is perfect for this wrapped style it looks so comfortable.

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    1. Thank you Marie. My coat liked the letter too!

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  8. Looks wonderful, Faye! Great job pulling those plaids together. Now if only you could get a bit of chill in the air to wear it!

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  9. Oh, Faye, that's a really pretty coat. I'm sure you will enjoy wearing it!

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