Monday, August 14, 2017

APPLE VALLEY SMOCKERS

                                       Small in number

Our group is pretty small right now.  Some didn't show for the meeting, which makes the group even smaller.
We were meeting in a quilt shop but sadly that store went out of business.  So now we meet in a beautiful church in the historic part of town.  Great lighting and with the group we are always inspired to create.

                      Smile for the camera

 We have lots and lots of discussions.

 What ever we do, we have fun.  I so enjoy my time with these gals and love meeting new members.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ON TO A NEW PROJECT

                            Time to move on

My new project will be a smocked bonnet designed by my blogging friend  Kathy.  


Kathy is so talented.  she is selling the pattern on Etsy, not sure of the link but I think you can find it here.
She has made the pattern in those two different versions and in all sizes.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

COMPLETE FAILURE

                              Never Before

I have never given up on a sewing project before.  Even the projects I thought I would like and ended up not likeing them, I would finish and give it away.
 This was the dress to be and that is the fabric.  So light that it wants to float away and several times it did!
It would stick to itself, so I tried spay starch, thought I was making some headway using the starch.  No!!!  that ended up not working.
Seams would pucker, no matter what I tried to do with them.

So, today I said my good byes in total frustration­čś× 
Now, on to something else, something that will make me happy.­čść