Friday, February 8, 2013

Wrap-up of the week

Hello all!

I hope everyone is well!  I have so many different things going on right now that I don't know where to start! The great part is that I have a lot of things in progress.  The bad part is, I have nothing to show for it today!  However, be patient, I am planning a few reveals for next week as long as things continue along.  Here is an update on the things I am juggling:

Baby blanket I am knitting
I was close to finishing the first panel of this blanket when I went back to correct a mistake, and somehow got myself into more of a mess.  So, I decided to start over yesterday.  I am glad I did because this panel looks better than what I had in the first place; though I can say I am sad to lose the panel I started with (I was about 85 rows in).  No matter, I am not in a rush to finish this because my sister's baby is not due until April.

Lekala 8004
I thought for sure this shirt would be done in a couple of hours max.  But I must have been away from sewing a little too long!  I am having more issues because I am using a fabric with a lot more slip and stretch than recommended, so I am paying for it.  But, I still believe that this one will come together somehow.  I am also having some issues with the pleats.  I know pleats are easy, but I can't get them to sit right, so I am working on it.  Hopefully I will have some success with this over the weekend.

Sewing Room Makeover
This is almost done!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!  I bought my wall accents today at Hobby Lobby, and picked up a few 99 cent Simplicity patterns for my daughter.  I have been plugging away every weekend (and most nights) to get this room in ship-shape.  I have organized and thrown out clothing, created an easy system for my patterns, hung up my bulletin board, added a few decorative wall hangings, labeled a few things, and I only have a few more finishing touches before the reveal.  Honestly, just cleaning the room up was a big improvement, trust me!

New Project
While browsing Pattern Review last week I came across an entry of an adorable skirt to one of their contests.  Upon reading the review, I discovered that the same skirt was part of a new pattern company called Lolita Patterns, and it was being released as a free download!  I have since downloaded the pattern, and after doing so, found out that there will be a sew-along for the same pattern starting Monday, Feb. 11th.  Since I plan on being finished with my Lekala top by then, and I think I could find some material in my stash, I decided to join along!

Have a great weekend!

Stay sew-filled!


  1. Don't be so hard on yourself with the Lekala pattern, I find them not quite so easy to put together as well. Their instructions are very vague and with no illustration, it!s really difficult to get the reader to understand your instruction!

  2. Sounds like you've been very productive!! I hear you on pleats...they seem so straightforward but I always end up doing them more than once!!


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