Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quilted Lining Pieces

It snowed the last half of our drive to Calgary. Snow is not nearly as pretty or as welcome in April as it is in December but luckily it wasn't a heavy snowfall and the driving was easy. The drive back was snow free. The sky was blue and the roads were mostly clear and the drivers were mostly sane and all was well. I enjoyed the driving time with my son and seeing my daughter and her family and - of course - snuggling my grandson. And now, I have a month to get ready for my trip to Oregon.





Yesterday, I finished quilting the lining pieces of the challenge coat and threw them in the washer and dryer one last time. They're sitting on the work table ready to cut out while I contemplate what changes to make to the pattern pieces first. One of the great advantages of a lining is the opportunity to "muslin" your pattern and one of the great disadvantages of a labor intensive lining like this one is the time involved to redo it if needed. Right now, the sections are soft and light - exactly like I wanted.

My husband is off work indefinitely. We may have some more answers after a doctor's appointment on Wednesday but for now, it's another layer of stress both from a financial perspective and from a not knowing one. I'm feeling quite pressured which affects my ability to sew. I always find that a conundrum. Even though sewing de-stresses me, when I'm too stressed I can't sew and yet sewing is exactly the thing I need. Finishing the challenge garment and needing to sew some outfits for Oregon is helpful. I may not get everything I want done but at least I have a plan to work toward.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - safe travels, turning one, quilted lining pieces

6 comments:

  1. Thinking of you this morning. I'm glad the weekend was good - and a break. I'm intrigued with your quilted lining. I love sewing, but sometimes I need the contemplation of something else. However, my wardrobe is getting dangerously small since I have been on something of a purge. Need to get back in there. Hugs.

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    1. LOL - having lost some weight, my wardrobe is either too big or non-existent. My something else to contemplate is typically knitting or reading.

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  2. Thinking of you as well, Myrna. I too have a hard time sewing when extremely pressured/stressed. You're in a hard place right now and I hope the appointment brings answers. I'll keep the both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

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    1. Prayers appreciated. I'd love for this appointment to figure things out but I have a feeling those answers will equal more questions. It's an onion situation - too many layers.

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  3. This must be so stressful, M. I wishing your whole family well in this time.

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