Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Vest is Finished

Well, I finally finished my vest.  It was a long haul since I haven't made clothes for myself in years and I probably won't make any again.  My friend Maria was a big help.  We got together last Tuesday and worked on fitting the vests.  We took a little off here and a little off there and came up with a pretty decent piece of clothing.

The binding is sewn on the right side and then folded over and stitched in the ditch on the right side.  Some of the binding didn't catch on the wrong side so I just sewed it on by hand with an invisible stitch on the wrong side.

The front

The back of the vest
There is suppose to be a zipper in the vest but I didn't put one in yet and I may not.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The rest of the mug rugs and Lanyard

I am finished with mug rugs for now.  I have made 10 of them for the local Quilter's Guild.  Now it is onto other things.

Pretty Blue Birds

I know it isn't the season for Christmas but I couldn't resist this fabric. 
My trees have lights.

My sister Lynda, my daughter Colleen and I are going to New York in March and I am starting to get ready for the trip.  I want a secure warm place for my camera so I thought of a lanyard around my neck but the ones I have are skinny and I thought they would pull on my neck so I came up with this.

Here it is around my neck but without the camera as I had to use it to take the picture.  My camera is a point and shoot so I took the idea for the lanyard from tutorials for a cover for a camera strap. 

I think that will be more comfortable then a thin stingy lanyard from the dollar store.  And more colourful.