Tuesday, December 8, 2015

back in action

I've been back in the sewing room with one of the truest of my TNT patterns: the Textile Studio's Santa Monica tee. I just can't stop making these!
Black Stretch Velvet

Jersey from Fabric.com

ITY from Fabric.com

I've been sticking to the tried and true just because it's a bit easier for me for right now. And I love this pattern anyway. I feel like I have most of the dexterity back in my hand. Except for one thing. You know how you can just tell if you've got the right numbers of layers under your hand, headed for the needle or serger blade? Well, I can't. So I keep accidentally sewing an extra bit of something where it doesn't belong. I know I just need to slow down and pay extra attention.
And the other thing: I was never a good typist and I'm even worse now. Thank God for right click and replace in Google Chrome. Thank God for many things!!!

Finally, here are a couple of things I made before the Stroke but never blogged about. Too cold to wear them now. Both fabrics are a really light weight cotton with embroidered dots from JoAnns.


 I am so happy and grateful to be back sewing and to all of you taking the time to read my posts!!


  1. May your healing continue because I always enjoy your posts!

  2. So glad you are able to sew again! Happy Holidays!

  3. How wonderful to hear your back at your sewing machine & serger! Your determination is reflected in how well you are healing & progressing. I'm praying that your healing progresses. Merry Christmas!

  4. I'm very happy that you're back sewing and enjoying what you make. Hope you'll be coming to Designer Group again in the new year, too.

  5. I'm glad to see you sewing again. It's taken a long while after my stroke to get back into the swing of things, but you seem to be making good progress. I'm grateful for a lot of things too- accessibility in computers is at the top of my list! When I lost partial vision, my iPad saved my sanity because I could make the fonts as big as I wanted. I still have trouble reading on paper, but computers, no problem. That won't help with sewing through an extra piece of fabric, though!