Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Carpel Tunnel

Hello sewing friends! I've missed you. On November 18 I had carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand. Hence, my absence from the blog world. I've been lurking just not posting. Haven't sewn since the retreat.  What fun we had at the retreat!  Five fun-filled days of sewing.  There were quilters, embroiders, knitters, and garment sewers.  One lady didn't sew a thing, she just went around helping others with their projects.  She said she is retired and always has time to sew, she just enjoyed being with others who share her passion for sewing!

Here's the tutu I made to wear to my granddaughter and grandson's Princess & Pirate party. It was simple to make.  I just cut strips out of the tulle and tied it to the elastic waistband. 
A sleeper a made for our church's babyshower for needy moms.  I used a New Look pattern.

sewing-themed apron
Our ASG Chapter issued a challenge to make an apron expressing your personality.  This is totally me.  I made this apron by piecing strips of cotton and cutting into an apron with a halter-like top.  A jelly roll apron I saw at Sewing Expo was my inspiration.  Fabric purchased in LA Garment District.  I love it.
Made this turtleneck in less than an hour!  So cute.  Stash fabric from Hancocks.  I used a vintage Butterick 3199.
This tunic New Look 6086 turned out so nice, I plan to wear for my Christmas open house.  Fabric is a gold metallic lycra from A Fabric Place, Baltimore, MD
These cute sewing machine tree oranaments are now on my Christmas tree.  Aren't they darling!!!!!   So glad to be back blogging!  See you soon!


AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Welcome back. You've been missed. Love the sleeper and the ornaments are fabulous! What pattern did you use for the green turtleneck?

Bobbi Bullard said...

Welcome back. My sympathy about the carpel tunnel.

I'm with you- I LOVE sewing retreats. Glad you were able to enjoy yours before your current incapacity.