Friday, January 20, 2012

Projects in progress nancy Erickson 1945C jacket ***ETA photo

I am slowly working on my Nancy Erickson jacket. I made a couple years ago, but they are too big and I am trying a new size. This is a size 10 with 5/8 inch seam allowances except the side seams which I made one inch. Fit is OK--with some feedback from a friend, I did trim 1/2inch from the shoulder seam before setting in the sleeves. The lining is sewn together and my next step will be to join the lining to the shell. Fabric is a suiting of unknown content that has been aging in the stash for years. I also cutout the sewing lesson pants from Burda 1/2012 from this fabric. I do not plan to wear them together!

Here is my jacket in progress:

Hmmm...guess I don't know how to add photo from iPad. I'll edit later! (done!)

I'm still subbing but gave Feb 3 As my last day! Great school and staff--I just want to be retired again! I'm hoping that he district will finally fly the position and hire a full time assistant principal. Economic times are tough but one can hope!

ETA:  photo

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012

No resolutions here! But I do have some goals:

Finish my Nancy Erickson 1945C jacket in progress
Work a little--makes mr feel like a contributor
Don't work too much--need to enjoy life too!
Keep up the exercise daily--helps both mentally and physically. Can't change some of the medical issues, but I can keep going!
Sew when you/I want to. Make things ilike, don't have to be trendy!
Prepare for the move--not far,but everything has to be packed, trucked, unpacked. It will be worth it when it is DONE
Look for decorating advice. We are using current furniture but I'd like help with paint colors, accent pieces, etc. no idea where to find this...
Go to the beach often. It is restorative
Find peace, joy, and health in 2012