Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I have been sewing ...

I've had a rough time computer wise. My desktop at home has just stopped (it is 8 years old, so it's done well). My laptop screen is dying a slow death and will currently only work in very bright colours. At work I've just had a new server installed and that failed after two days, which meant I had the computer tech in my office for a day and a half trying to fix it (not to mention that my staff have been in a panic all week because none of them understand how computers work). To give you an indication of the intelligence of some of them; recently a young woman appeared in my office to tell me that the photocopier didn't work so I went to help her. From across the room I could tell it was out of paper. So I told her it was out of paper. She asked what she should do. I told her to put paper in it.
Then my work computer started freezing as well. The server is back up, my work computer has been cleaned and defragged and I've ordered a new computer for home.

This weekend I sewed a tracksuit for DH. I'm rather pleased because I've never sewn fleece before. DH wanted a zip front hoodie, so I pulled out some open ended zips and he surprised me by choosing a red one. (This is the same man who told me my brown spot dress was 'too f*cking loud'). When I was checking out a RTW hoodie I noticed the hood was lined with a soft fleece, so I decided to line this one with some red cotton interlock from an old tshirt, just for balance. The pattern is Kwik Sew 3028 and it went together easily. I forgot to photograph the pants. I took these sad ones at 5.30am today in a rush and on the bed.

Last Friday I went to Tweed Heads and by accident found an incredible fabric store tucked away in the industrial area. It's called Fantazia Fabricland and is packed to the rafters with stuff. The store was very busy and had about 10 customers lined up waiting with purchases, something you would not have guessed from the plain exterior. While I was purchasing some interfacing to finish my brown Vogue jacket, I found this novelty yarn at $1 a ball, in the perfect colours for my vanilla choc orange wardrobe (such that it is at present). It's soft and warm and only took a few hours in front of a movie on Sunday night. I plan to have some proper sewing done this week ...

2 comments:

Sharon said...

Computers, we love to hate them and I do wonder at times where some people have been when it comes to basic office equipment.

Love the colours in your wool.

gwensews said...

We have that love/hate relationship with our computers don't we? Hey, nice finds at the store. And you did a great job on the hoodie.