Saturday, June 30, 2018


 I loaded the triangles top  on the frame and managed to quilt halfway;  I hope to finish it soon!
I worked in between things to finish up the Southdown fiber before the TDF begins
but it isn't going to happen, so I won't sweat it!
I don't know about you but while I am tempted to purchase t-shirts
with cool saying on them, 
I can't stand to wear crew neck shirts of any kind.
(My son just switched jobs from Sherwin Williams to Behr paint company
and so he brought me a new tshirt.
I have found a wonderful solution to my conundrum:
 fold-over elastic to finish the edge after I cut off the old ribbing and lowered the front neckline
by an inch.  It is easy to sew on and leaves a very stretchy, comfortable edging!  
 And last night, I bought the bullet and tinked back the bind off to the point of the errant stitches
 and one at a time,
 I ripped all the way down and repaired the purl in the knit row.....twice.
It was not as painful as it felt when I first noticed it. 
 I find if I give myself permission to leave a mistake,
  I usually can find the courage to fix it in a few days.  
I am ready to seam the front and back together
 and do the I-cord edging on the armholes and neck edge!
I've been doing a lot of this during the rainy bouts!
I'm grateful the house is on the top of a rise on our property-
or I would be working on stocking up an ark!


  1. That's a pretty cool train system

  2. I need to looks for that elastic - thanks for the tip. Happy to hear the sweater repair went well.

  3. BRILLIANT idea on the elastic. I agree with you on crew necks. I always feel like I'm choking!

  4. I have the same problem with those t-shirts. Your solution is brilliant. Looks like you have had a productive week.

  5. I don't like crew necks either! Great fix!

  6. Wonderful solution! I hate crew necks too. Can't wait to see the trip done.

  7. I am the same way with my knitting. If I walk away and calm down for a while the fix is usually pretty painless.

  8. Clever fix on that shirt! How nice! I understand your need to correct the tank...and you will wear it for many years and be glad that you did it! (You are very brave!)


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