Monthly Archives: February 2010

Sifting and Sorting

I was blessed with a BIG box of very old patterns a couple of years ago, by a dear friend whose mother was a seamstress. Tonight Molly and I got down to the business of trying to sort and put together the patterns. Some are so old they don’t have any print on them, and these will be harder to find a place for. I now have two pattern boxes full of old patterns, one box of tattered and ripped patterns that I will place in plastic bags, and attempt scanning the directions. They were stored in an attic, so were kept dry, but some are from the late 20’s-early 30’s, and the paper is just OLD. Several are from the 40’s, with a patriotic bent to them, many from the 50’s, and a few for children mixed into all decades. I also put in the first patterns I made, when I was 12, then when I took sewing in 8th grade.

I also started a dress for Molly with the pattern I made my first dress from, with some vintage fabric I had. It’s a nice pique, orange and lime green! It’s a nice fabric, I wish we could still get it with that quality.

I ordered a pattern tonight for Molly, who has requested a vintage dress that she can spin in:

And a dress for Laura to wear to her Homeschool Prom in the spring:

Looking forward to working on these!

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My sewing room!

I still have the bug that’s going around, and didn’t sleep well last night. I figured I might as well be productive, and got the curtains made for my sewing room. Here are some shots of the room:

You can see it still needs a lot of work, and some shelves over the scrapbooking/jewelry making area, and over the ironing board. The closet needs some shelves as well. But it’s functional, and that’s what really matters.

Aren’t the curtains cute? I got that fabric in Indianapolis, at Hancock’s. All we have here really is Joann’s, and they don’t carry a lot of nice fabric anymore.

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It’s been forever

I know it’s beenĀ  ages since I’ve posted, just a lot going on. Between funerals, weddings, and family stuff, I spent a lot of time out of town. I hope to get back to more scheduled blogging now.

In the meantime, I have been knitting and sewing up a storm. I finally have my sewing room up in my attic, and will take a picture soon. I love the space, and during the day I don’t even need to turn on a light thanks to the sky light up there. The room is just the right size, big enough yet cozy, and the closet will be my yarn and fabric space(just need some more shelves put in).

We are all just getting over some bug that hit the house a few days ago. Molly was hit the worst, and spent some time at the ER getting some IV fluids.

It’s snowing, again. I really am ready to not have winter anymore…anyone else with me on that?

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