Maybe you've been wondering where I've been.....maybe not. I'm working on a special project for a major fabric company which has been filling my days.
I haven't touched the sewing machine for weeks, and I've missed it so much! Yesterday, I put everything aside, and actually spent some time in my sewing room instead of sitting at the computer.
This is a technique new to me.....curved seams. It reminds me of those dreaded set-in sleeves that my mom, the 4-H sewing instructor, tried to teach me. I wasn't an ideal student! These seams are much easier, or I've matured enough to finally figure it out, and not fight it.
I somehow managed not to take home economics in high school. I was quite partial to the humanities and the social sciences. I guess having a mom who was a sewing instructor, kept me out of a domestic engineering class.
The few and far between set-in sleeves that I did make, weren't always a great success. I tended to have lots of puckers. I always had more "sleeve" left over than garment. That's when I decided to just take in the side seam.....which made the top quite snug. I finally got smart, and made only sleeveless blouses and dresses.
Now, I wouldn't dream of going sleeveless! Over the past few years I've developed "bat wings" when I raise my arms. If I got caught out in a breeze, I may just take flight!
On the home front, life has been a bit stressful. Our son tested positive for Covid. So far he seems to have a mild case. I feel so helpless being 100 miles away. We almost made a chicken soup run, but cancelled that when he placed a delivery for groceries. I could "feel" him rolling his eyes through the phone.
We've decided to stay put at the cabin for Christmas. This will be the first time ever that we haven't been with our kids and grandkids. I know it's for the best, but I just can't wrap my brain around the idea. Before Christmas, we are going to make a run down to the city to drop off presents on the front porches of our kids, then scoot back to the mountains. We will stay home this year, so we can all be together next year.