Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday's Foto From Finland #6

So we got more snow. A few times. But the newest looks so neat in drifts.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I entered a lot of giveaways during the One World One Heart event. I was really fortunate to win this fabulous necklace from Olwyn at die, adjust or migrate. She has one of the best blog names I've seen. I can wear the necklace with a ribbon so that all four strands are hanging down like in the picture or lift one of the strands around my neck and have the rest down. I'm really looking forward to wearing this great piece of artwork.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Podcast Episode One: About Me

Sorry if it is quiet! Hopefully you can turn your volume up.

Show Notes

  • Cable and Lace Baby Blanket by Stephanie Ament (Ravelry link). I added garter stitch borders and I'm using larger needles and making it bigger than a baby blanket.
  • Toe-up Socks (no pattern) with Koigu yarn that I won from Katie from the Electric Sheep podcast.
SEWING: Envelope Cushion Cover
(Correction: I meant that I measured a quarter of the length on each side of the middle of the cushion cover.)

REVIEW: Puikoissa by Anu Harkki
(Library Book. All opinions in the review are those of the blog author's.)


Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday's Foto From Finland #5

Hopefully it won't be long before these are in use all over the place!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Zentangle Inchie #6

It wasn't until I was taking a picture that I realized that the left and top sides had white areas!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday's Foto From Finland #4

Ski trail melting. Overcast. Snowing again. Spring?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Zentangle Inchie #5

Struggled to come up with something. Not as exciting anymore!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shirt Sleeve and Side Seams

My son was home for the weekend so he was able to try on the muslin. There's lots that needs to be changed. Mostly on the back though and I'll have to think about how to do it.

I should have finished my notes as I was doing the sections because I'm not sure if I remember everything now. Mike Maldonado has a video tutural for one way of doing flat-felled seams. Instead of putting the raw edges together, sewing the seam allowance, triming one side and then folding the wider edge over and under the trimmed one before edge stitching, he shows a quicker method. He starts by leaving a gap between the edges. Then sews the seam allowance and doesn't have to trim back one of the edges because it is already shorter than the other side. The back of my muslin is much wider than the front. As I wanted to try method I used the back for the wider side and with right sides together made the difference between them 6mm.

I wanted the seam to be facing the same way on both sides. So for one sleeve I had to start from the hem and sew to the cuff.

And for the other the cuff to the hem. I was sure that this seam was going to be difficult but once I had the shirt postioned correctly the sewing was no problem.

Saturday, March 5, 2011