We so enjoyed the visit with our daughter from AZ, had a family gathering on Sunday so she could spend some time with everyone and meet the newest members. Fun! She departed Monday (a week ago) and I got back to work. Spent much of that Monday finishing the transparency, preparing the freezer paper and projecting the image so the finished piece will be at least 40″ tall. Then making all of the tic marks took a long time, there are so many small pieces! When that was done it was starting to get dark but I was itching to cut some fabric – that’s when I realized that I had neglected to reverse the transparency to get he mirror image!!!!! What a bummer. I can’t believe I did that and didn’t even notice til after all those tic marks were done! If I used the pattern as is, the hawk would be flying in the opposite direction, which is not what I wanted. I was too “done for the day” to go on.
Tuesday, I prepared more freezer paper and was able to trace all of the lines in reverse, make MORE tic marks and finally be to the place where I could start to sew. I pinned the “mistake” up on the design wall to act as a base to pin the sewed pieces to. This is a very helpful step, one that I don’t always take the time to do, but is a real time saver when I do. Such a waste though, to have all those tic marks in it! I sewed a few seams to get the eye in, I always like to start with the eye, if there is one.
Very little sewing getting done for the rest of the week as I had to go to town a couple of times for various things including Christmas shopping. Other things that take me away from the sewing are knitting – trying to finish a project before Christmas, doing the cards, late as usual, and a jigsaw puzzle that I have no business working on at this time!!¬† Oh, yes! And that new Stephen King book on the Nook……..
Yesterday though, I sewed all afternoon – it doesn’t look like much yet, but there’s a lot work there!