Vogue 7975 – The Finish Line Is In Sight!

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Hello all,

I have been steadily working away on the hand sewing portion of my Vogue 7975.  This part of the construction process has well and truly surprised me.  I thought that I would hate all the hand sewing as it has never been my strength.  But I must tell you, I have come out the other side with a new respect for the process.  The quiet, slow, methodical practise of trimming, folding pressing and sewing each seam by hand was something I thoroughly enjoyed and am rather sad that this piece is done.  

Arrows pointing out a couple of the hand sewn seams

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1 Hour Simple and Delicious Granola

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This weekend has been a bit of a write off as my family are all down for the count with a nasty cold.

So, I have been quietly puttering about, disinfecting surfaces, sewing and baking.  As no one seems to have much of an appetite, I thought something simple, that everyone loves, like granola might do the trick.

I make this recipe a few times a year and although it makes quite a lot (10+ cups), it doesn’t last long.  We all become fools for a yogurt parfait when I have this in the cupboard.

Some sliced bananas, a few berries topped with yogurt and granola.  Voila – instant energy boost.


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Vogue – V1663 – Misses Jacket

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I just finished the sweater/jacket portion of Vogue V1663 as part of a sew along through one of my online groups.  The Vogue pattern as a whole is a co-ordinated wardrobe comprised of three garments; the jacket, a long sleeved knit top and knit pants.  I do plan on making the other pieces, and will use the recommended Ponte to do so, but haven’t decided on colour yet.  I’ll trace off the patterns this weekend and decide then.

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Vogue 1663 – Three Piece Co-ordinates

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Hello all and Happy New Year,

Well, we made it through another year and are now at the start of the ’20s!  Have you made any sewing resolutions?  I haven’t really, but do plan on making some time to add some much needed basics to my wardrobe.  I made this my focus a few years ago, and need to do so again.  Items like knit tops, cardigans and basic dresses in solid colours provide good foundation layers in any wardrobe.

I’ve mentioned before that I belong to a number of sewing groups in Facebook.  In one, we are starting a group sew of Vogue 1663.  Here is the pattern sleeve photo:

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Holiday Recipe – Cranberry Compote

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The big day is drawing near and I am doing as much advanced preparation as possible.  My intent is to do a little bit each day, before Christmas so that on that day, I will have time to sit, relax and visit with family.

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Vogue 7975 – Some Progress And A Reality Check

 

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I have made some steady progress on my Vogue 7975 and I must say to all that have made this, or any other version of the French jacket – well done you!

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Holiday Baking – Nanaimo Bars (Actually…A “No Bake” Recipe!)

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I spent a few hours this weekend, baking and stocking the freezer with Christmas goodies.  There is more to do yet, (isn’t there always at this time of year?) but it was a good start.

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