As many of you know, I've been working as a political consultant for the past month, but I have discovered that though my back has made huge amounts of progress, it is not yet ready for full-time work. So I am taking this week completely off, then will have to cut back any working hours drastically in the future OR be heavily doped.....which is probably bad for the work environment. (Or good, depending on how one looks at it.) IN THE MEANTIME, however, I am having a crafting vacation!!!!!
First, I finished up the new baby sweater,
We have a girl baby coming soon in the family (something along the lines of a first cousin twice removed, but which we will be calling a "niece" for sake of non-weirdness), so I thought I'd do another "baby attitude" quilt but for a girl. I have a project book where--on the rare occasions that I remember to take notes at all--I keep all my sewing project notes. I have narrowed its current location down to "one of the sewing room boxes," but decided to try to plunge ahead and start it from memory, as I may not have taken notes anyway.
Since this one is for a girl, I couldn't really use the "Mr. Tibbs" reference, so first order was to do another block......which required 30-40 minutes of trying to figure out what font and size I had used. In the "really unhelpful" category, the 3D Husqvarna software I have, once you save a design (necessary to do anything with it except edit) it wipes out all details of the design like font used and size. Of course, I suppose that's nothing compared with the fact that the software CANNOT be used if I ever upgrade my operating system, and Husqvarna will do NOTHING WHATSOEVER to help at that point (surprise, surprise) because they want to sell you the "new" software which is more expensive than my entire machine and existing software was in the first place. At least this annoyance is free. Eventually I got it figured out, and I'm thinking of using this for the missing block:
I want to do some sewing this week, but thanks to the new job, sitting is back to being difficult and painful, so it may not happen. If it does, I'm sort of limited to the project category called "What I can find." So this
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Epaulet jacket. I've been wanting to try it since I first read about it several years ago because she does all sorts of interesting shaping, and I even have the needles ready to go
When I needed a break from grabby yarn, the nice little scarf was around to get some attention: