Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A work night

I had to spend my evening doing paperwork and updating a spreadsheet with new information I received yesterday. So no sewing stuff to show.

My sister and her husband are coming in from Georgia so I will be away from the computer the rest of the week. Family business needs taken care of. I will catch up with you on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

AD Hoc improv project


I received two more AC/DC t-shirts Friday for my improv t-shirt piece I am doing for the Akron Art Prize. There are only two more that I need, but since the prices of the shirts for Flick of the Switch and Fly on the Wall have been $40.00+ dollars for decent shirts, I have ordered woven patches to represent those albums. Here are the shirts as of right now not hung in any particular order. I won't be able to start sewing this together until they publish the rules for this year's event. I need to know the size limitation. The first piece I made for the show two years ago the size was 96" x 96". Last year it was changed to 72" X 72". I don't want to guess that the size has not changed and then have to go back and redo the piece.

The woven patches came in the mail yesterday. They are a good size and are nice.

Last night I made myself fix the neighbor kid's pants. For one pair I had to narrow the width of the leg from the knee down and then fix the crotch blow outs on all four.
Done

Patched

I received my order from Superior threads yesterday too. They had 12w. thread on sale for $1.50 a spool. There were some good reviews on using it for hand stitching so I thought I would get a bunch of colors and try it out.

I also bought a spool of their new thread for general sewing to try. I will see if it is better than Coats or Gutermann.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Done and done

DONE
I did get the equipment covers made for my brother. I am waiting on a shipping address and they will be on their way.

DONE
Got the curtain made for another brother's customer. I am waiting on a shipping address and then it will be on its way.

I was tired this weekend so I would at least make myself knit. My scarf is now 31 1/2" long.

I did get the grocery shopping and mowing done. I didn't get to patching the neighbor's jeans. I spent to much time this weekend procrastinating since I didn't want to work on the covers, make the curtain, or patch the jeans. I should have just made myself get them done and been done with it.

Friday, April 22, 2016

A little culture and equipment covers

After work I went to the art museum to see an exhibit before it closed on Sunday. I got started on sewing together the equipment covers.

This weekend will be all about getting the covers done, making that curtain, and fixing those jeans. Looks like I will be chained to the sewing machine all weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The purple one is gone

I don't even know what to say. I am numb. Prince, the purple one, died this morning. RIP Prince Rogers Nelson.

Equipment covers

I needed to get the equipment covers for one of my brothers cut out last evening. First I had to draw myself a cutting plan for each of the four covers. I decided to start a note book with the sizes and pictures of the equipment since I needed to make a new replacement cover for some amps that after 3 years of usage was beat up. I never thought I would be making replacement covers so I wasn't very good with my record keeping. I gathered up all my notes and pictures and will be putting them all in this book. This way next time I will be able to respond faster and my brother won't have to get me measurements.

Thank goodness I have my big table. This would be a much more difficult task without this table. I put up the other leaf, measured, and cut. I also used my 60" metal ruler and the 20 1/2" Omnigrid square ruler when drafting and cutting. The material is 55" wide and it is easy to rotary cut.

So here are the four covers stacked and labeled. I will be putting elastic at the bottom of each cover. It took me 2 1/2 hours to get this done. Tonight I will start sewing them together.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The list is growing

I received fabric for a curtain one of my brothers asked me to make for a lady he did work for. This brother is a multi-talented handyman. He can do just about anything! Here is the picture he sent me along with the measurements.

Here is the fabric the lady sent me for the new curtain. I got it cut out last night and it won't take me very long to sew.

A neighbor stopped over with four pairs of jeans that need some patching.

Another one of my brothers needs me to make four more equipment covers. I needed to order more car cover material and it arrived. I ordered 15 yards as that is the price break point.

I still had 3+ yards left from my last shipment. I will have to figure out a cutting plan.

I did get my 10,000 steps in, watched a movie while I ate dinner and knitted. I added 2 more inches to the length of the red scarf.