Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This is a picture of 25 scarfs made for my DD who is a fine arts teacher in an elementary school. She brought me 4 yards of the creepy crawly scarf fabric and I was about ready to disown her for it. This is the worst stuff to work with and she wanted rolled hem all around. Thank goodness for Sergers. They were suppose to be 12" square so I cut them (not very well) 15" and hoped I could square them up to at least 12" while doing the roll hem. It doesn't look like there is 25 of them here so that should tell you how difficult this fabric is to work with. I do like the colors, however, and am sure the kids will enjoy using them. It will be a fun time for them.

Packing to head off to Indiana and guild camp on Wed. a.m. Have to drive to Dallas and spend the night Tues. in order to catch the plane at 8 a.m. Wed. The only hitch in this scenario is Gustav, the hurricane brewing. Don't want to wish back luck on New Orleans but sure hope it misses TX because it will play havoc with my trip on Wed. Timing is everything here.

Shipped 2 boxes to IN on Monday. All my projects I will be working on plus everything else I will need. One box weighed 36 lbs! Had to get DH to help me get it in the UPS office. I keep a Featherweight up there for these retreats, so that is one thing I don't have to worry about. My DSIL keeps a drawer and corner in her sewing room for all my stuff. Got the clothes packing down to a science. 1 carry on suitcase for 6 days.

Looking forward to a great week of sewing, friendship and fellowship.


Ruthie said...

Hey Jan, I can't wait to meet you at the retreat! It's a good thing I don't have to shop my projects because I'm still not sure what I'll be working on.

Carol said...

The scarves are beautiful but I sure don't envy you hemming them. I will keep my fingers crossed for you on the weather. You would think "Mother Nature" would, of all people, keep the weather perfect for quilters who have to travel. We shall see what she does to help you out. :D
Have a safe trip and have fun!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Ooo - they do look hard to sew, but they are sooo pretty! See you soon!!!!

Linda C. said...

I'm sure you did a beautiful job. Your hefty boxes arrived this afternoon, as expected. Surprisingly, DH didn't say a word about them. The corner of the kitchen has become the usual "staging area", and is starting to fill up.