I have an hour and a half before meeting for lunch with the Girl Friday's so thought that I'd squeeze in a blog post and tackle the art of zipper insertion! That's what it's been like this week, trying to squeeze sewing and craft into a tight schedule. If I don't make something I get grouchy! Next week looks a little more relaxed (opening diary)...actually, there's quite a lot on I see but hey, I like to keep busy!
Would you believe that I've never put in a zipper? In the UK my Mum lived in the next village to us so if I needed a zipper putting in I'd pop over and see her. Now that we're 12 thousand miles away, it's not quite as easy as all that. All I wanted to make was a little change purse, straight forward you might think, but I've been putting it off until now because of the dreaded zipper!
But today I felt brave and the results weren't too bad. There's something odd happening at each end but at least it zips back and forth quite easily.
I'll take it to lunch and get the girl's tell me how it can be improved. They're good like that.
This week I also managed to squeeze in sewing a linen border to the blue vintage wool blanket that hangs over the back of the sofa. I like to curl up in at with a good book in the evenings and Trumpet likes to sit on top of it.
I made two pin boards, one was a commission piece - you can see it in the shop with a big RESERVED sign on it, and the other for my Mother-in-Law who's birthday it is this weekend. It's OK, I'm not spoiling the surprise because she requested one.
I also managed to make a pair of full length curtains for the lounge.
They still need hemming and pressing but at least we have some privacy again. I'll squeeze that into next weeks schedule!
Until next time...