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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 636276 views.

I just washed the pants and they are hanging to dry. I will try them on again and see what I think..................this is the pattern I got the blue linen at SAS for and I do not want to cut into that until I am sure (I have blue matching thread for that).....................ok get ready.................RANT!!!!!

When I loaded up stuff in Colorado a few weeks ago I figured I would be at the most a month away so I really did not grab as much as I could. I did look at the bins of threads for garment sewing which contains a million and one thread colors as when sewing clothes you really do want the thread to be at least a decent match. Nope I just grabbed black, grey, tan and blue. So the pants I just finished are a lilac fabric that is a like a coarse linen (wanted something close to the blue linen to test this pattern) but I did not have lilac thread or my good serger (why I did not grab the serger................and also do not have my buttonhole foot for the Phaff I have here so I cannot do anything that needs buttons and I have lots of ideas for stuff that needs buttons). NOPE I figured I would not be gone that long. So I had to use a beige ancient thread that is very, very ancient that was in with serger thread because it is on a cone but it is not serger thread. It looks ok as long as you do not look really close because it is about the same shade. Ok so I used the old serger that uses 2 threads to do the overlock but it is really narrow, it works ok but is not the best case senario.................I used french seams on most of the pants except the seams with pockets because of the pockets and I love pockets. Ok so I found a huge bin of garment fabric that got packed up when we went to Texas..........I had forgotten about it and there were some great fabrics including a brown linen like fabric that would be great for this pattern..............nope none of the thread I have blends, no way no how so I guess I will not be sewing anything out of that fabric. So the other fabrics that I have thread for like black.............either they would need buttons/and or I want to use my wide nice overlocker serger on those seams.

I just do not feel like working on quilt stuff as I want instant gratification that sewing clothes provides..................a few hours of sewing and you have something finished!

Ok rant over.................

I now have 4 projects done during quarantine and know I need to take some photos of them and post them. Well not gonna happen today because we now have 10 inches of snow..................yep yesterday it was so nice as it has been for the past 2 weeks. No excuse for not getting the other 3 projects photographed. I will make an effort as soon as I can get outside. My DD has said she is willing to take photos for me. I just hope that the snow does not stick around too long. It is not unusual to have snow this time of year and it usually melts fast

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


could you order some thread that would match?


From: Mishii


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I know in some places heath care folks are busy, but not here.

Therapists aren't busy here.  We are working on a play to try to keep them working for another couple of weeks and then it looks like we are going to have to furlough.  We are trying hard, but there isn't much we can do.  I have made up all the projects I can possibly think of.  Hard situation for people.

Suze (casuzenn) said:

could you order some thread that would match?

Well I could order thread but usually at the least I could run to town and buy what I want, swatches in hand so I can match the colors just right. Just ranting and I will get over it. It is just frustrating that serger and button hole foot are also not here either. I may pull out a quilting project tomorrow. I did find something in a keeper box today that perked my interest so I may just switch gears and do some piecing as I just use grey or beige thread for that.

Very cool! I was working on a 9 patch/snowball quilt, but I took a break on it to work on organizing the garage, and now I'm working on the sewing room again. :) 

We have kinda cold weather. I was planning to overseed the yard this week, but it got up to 40's...and windy as heck. Oh, well!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

Well I could order thread but usually at the least I could run to town and buy what I want, swatches in hand so I can match the colors just right.

Don't you be going into any stores - Not right now!! I would try to match as best I could with a color chart...if you have a brand you like...and have any spool available, you can calibrate your monitor with it (hold it up to the monitor and adjust the color so it matches)...and then get a pretty good match on the color you need...

Nope I will not be going to any stores. Just need to figure out what I can work on. I might just bring the quilt project upstairs and work on that. Also still have boxes to repack and that would be good to just have done.

The snow looks really pretty now that we have blue skies again. It will likely melt pretty fast.


From: sueinIL


Judy, I was noodling about on pinterest a couple days ago, and came across "Shattered."  Have you started that one yet?  Show us your progress!

Sue in IL