Finally sewing again

Football season is over, and I have nothing officially scheduled that isn’t wedding related.  I have taken the time to get back to not doing anything [that-makes-people-other-than-me-happy].

Most exciting: there is a new addition to the apartment.  A friend was letting go of a Singer 457 in a cabinet, and I was able to take it in with the nod from the Intended.   It needs a little love that a cleaner/repair person can give, and it will hopefully serve as a supplement to my current machine.

Machine1 Machine2 Machine3 Machine4

Also, I have been able to put in some work on the doublet gown project.  The diary for that will be up shortly.  I still haven’t given any thought to an opening day gown, but I’m sure I’ll get there.

More to come – thanks for reading!

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Yup, still here

Just a quick update today; I’ve been trying to update the blog theme, so I might as well say “hello”.

Sewing: Started on a smock and sketched my doublet gown.  For the smock, I wanted to try my hand at embroidery, but I needed to know how the smock would be put together first.  It would be a shame to embroider the inside rather than the outside.  I’m about halfway through construction.  The gown sketch looks promising.  I’ll be using a purple, black, and metallic gold fabric that I liberated from my mother.  I’ll also need to pick up a black fabric for the majority of the gown, but I haven’t decided what that will be.  Since My Intended wants a kilt made in Baltimore Ravens colors, I’ll be using bits of the fabric to accent his kilt, and we’ll increase our corresponding outfit number by one.

“Jewelcrafting”: I received a healthy donation of hemp twine (I guess it’s called) from a good friend in hopes of creating jewelry for my lower class garb.  The interweb taught me a basic knot, so I made a bracelet with brown beads that look like glazed wood.  It was easy to make once I got the knot down, and the bracelet’s pretty nifty.

Yarn craft: Yeah, no update there.  No motivation for knitting or crochet right now.

Musical type stuff: Ditto.  I checked the ocarina bag–it’s still there.

Reading update: Finished the Mistborn series–it’s uber-great!  The ending was a bit off, but I still enjoyed it very much.

WoW: My primary has finally hit 80 – yay for her.

Sports: The Ravens are “the awesome”, as My Intended says.

Thanks for reading, stay warm, whereever you are.