Half term, half a tooth and not-quite-halfway through all the cathedral window quilting.
A week off work is always nice, even with the knowledge that the NEXT half term is EIGHT WEEKS LONG. Good grief. It’s very difficult to keep the energy flowing in the classroom with Christmas on the horizon, and we’re also supposed to be doing some mock exams in the last week of term. Hah!
Last week, one of my [filled] teeth chipped a bit, and on Saturday night, the whole front surface broke off. Ow. I nipped to the dentist this morning to arrange an extraction [not enough tooth to be worth saving] but have to wait a couple of days. Sigh. Eating is tricksy, so no payday treats this week!
However, during this lull in blogging, I have been slowly but surely cracking on with the cathedral window quilting, and have found it a good distraction from tooth-related brooding. It also stops me grinding the teeth I have left! This afternoon I finished panel #2 of 5, enough to lay out the fabric so far and start debating the next choice:
If you recall, I’ll be making the skirt with gores between the rectangular panels, and they could be black with gold lace OR gold with black lace. Here are the pics I’m channelling [again, just to remind you]
And here are the two completed panels [hip-to-floor length] and the insert options. Opinions welcome!
I must be feeling relaxed, because I finally got round to assessing the rest of the stuff I cut out at the start of the summer-that-never-was. Still in the cut out and ready to sew pile:
- 2 NewLook T shirts, one black, one white in rather nice slinky viscose jersey
- New Look tunic in white embroidered lawn
- Style Arc Juliet shirt in a lovely self-stripe white stretch cotton
- Style Arc Paige top in blue/black swirly poly jersey
- Style Arc Avery tunic in koi carp jersey
I whizzed up the black T shirt very easily, and it’s really nice- just the right length sleeves [I always end up shoving long sleeves up and stretching the cuff], a nice depth V neck, and slightly loose [at least in this lovely slinky viscose jersey- must remember where I got it and order some more!]
That’s not the whole pile though, there are also a couple of corsets to knock up, and the Style Arc Ziggi jacket for the missus. Let’s see how much I can get done, as I assume this tooth extraction might make me disinclined to go out and about much this holiday!
Right, I’m off to sew. To keep you happy, some of the pics taken on the steampunk photo shoot last week. SPOOKY