Life at our house goes on at a breakneck pace, causing me to neglect posting as regularly as I would like.Â But my sewing room is a beehive of unreported activity, not all of it very interesting.
Wouldn’t you love to sew only creative, fun items?Â Does anyone get to do that? Â Check out an earlier ho-hum post for an interesting view of what constitutes fun sewing elsewhere, likeÂ “baju kurung, kebaya, punjabi suit.” Just how much fun would it be to sew a punjabi suit? More fun than I had with these projects.
But duty calls and I have a running list ofÂ ho-hum sewing which is in addition to routine mending.Â These ho-hums become occasions for which my sewing machines can actually save some money.Â While there is no creative satisfaction, there is the satisfaction of contributing to the family, being a helpmate to my dear husband, andÂ satisfaction in proving that my Brother Dream Machine is more than just an expensive toy.
Mending pool leaf filter baskets….yawn…
What a joy it wasÂ to make this stole for our young, exceptional pastor! He hasÂ Â the wisdom, powerful teaching and Biblical understanding of a much older, more experienced pastor.Â Our church is growing in leaps and bounds with his leadership.
Sunday inÂ the pulpit he wears a suit and tie. A traditional black robe hangs in his closet, but he said he doesn’t wear it because without a stole he looks like a judge.Â Hmmmm…I thought, I could make one! Â How hard could it be?Â How long could it take?
Well, let me tell you this one was not hard but it did take a very long time.Â Â Operator error again.Â I made so many mistakes!
Whenever I take on a project unlike any I have made, I like to research the subject to get a comprehensive view of just what is involved.Â Google took me to a lot of blogs and sites for free patterns.Â Pinterest took me on that same route. Both have numerous free patterns, mostly labeled quick and easy.Â I didn’t want quick an easy.Â I wanted good.Â So I looked further. Continue reading