My apologies for being away so long, but the main reason (along with the standards “I’ve been so busy”, “It’s the holidays”, “I was sick for most of October and December”–all true!), is that I couldn’t figure out how to upload photos to my computer easily. In the past, I would just email the pics that I took with my cell phone camera to myself. That’s how I put up the earlier photos. But I knew that there had to be an easier way, like connecting my phone to the computer and downloading them. But for some reason, my computer no longer recognizes my telephone. I don’t know why. So, I opened up a Picasa account (I wanted Flickr, but Picasa was easier to deal with), selected upload on my phone, and voila! 10 minutes later, my photos were uploaded to my web account!
Oops, I spoke too soon. I wrote that last paragraph 30 minutes ago. I couldn’t figure out how to move the photos from Picasa to WordPress. It took awhile…..
So here’s what I’ve been up to over the last three months:
This blouse was made in November. I like it a lot, but it originally was supposed to be a working muslin, but turned out pretty nicely, so I wear it. It looks better on the dress form than it does on me!
I made this blouse also in November. I like it, but the t-shirt fabric is a little too lightweight, so it keeps falling off of my shoulders. As you will notice, I didn’t have the skills to hem such a lightweight fabric, so I’ve been wearing it as is (we can get away with that here in Southern California!). BUT (and more on this later), I have a new machine and I will be working on finishing up the hem within the next week or so!
This blouse is one of the first things I ever made (last year, when I started sewing). However, I never finished it, because it turned out to be sooooo big (a first for me, I can assure you!). It still needs the bands on the neckline and the elastic on the arms and needs to be hemmed. I also figured out how to take it in, so that will be happening soon, too.
These are a couple of the socks I have knitted on my circular sock machine. The toes still need to be closed (when it is closed, the light blue waste yarn will be removed and it will look like a sock). I have a bright pink pair that I haven’t yet photographed, as well as a blue men’s sock that is still on the machine.
I forgot to take pictures of the travel blankets I made for R’s daughters for Christmas, as well as the nap mat I made for my granddaughter, Mila. I will see if I can take a picture of one of the blankets, since his daughter is home from college and is staying with us. Mila LOVED the nap mat, and I will see if I can take a photo of her snuggled up in it when she and her parents get back from visiting her other grandparents.
That’s all for today!!!! I will look up the pattern numbers of the blouses I made and post them later today (I hope!).
And the post and the picture of my new coverhem machine will have to wait until next year! (that is, probably later in the week)
Happy New Year, Everyone! May the coming year be full of love and peace and prosperity for you and yours!!!