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Last post by kowgiirl.up - September 17, 2020, 12:56:36 pm
I'll do it. I won't compete but I'll get'er going. We need this :)

Done. Here: http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?board=7.0
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Last post by DragonLady - September 17, 2020, 12:47:05 pm
If someone wants to start the autumn 2020 6-pack thread, I'll move it to a place where it will be open to everyone.  A new project might be just what is needed for a great many people right now.
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Last post by sewsy - September 17, 2020, 09:21:26 am
Each season I'm in. Each season I get one, maybe two pieces done. I've already done a fall sewing plan. Pulled most of the fabrics for the pieces I have in mind. Just have to get started. Also, I've unraveled a pullover sweater back (will be doing the same to the front) the yarn of which I'm repurposing for a boyfriend style cardigan.

I may wind up getting more yarn in order to make one or more tee shirt pullovers to match.

Again with the twinsets.
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Last post by Towanda - September 16, 2020, 08:20:31 pm
Quote from: DragonLady on September 16, 2020, 03:38:22 pmI think an autumn 6-Pac is a great idea, and I think it needs to be in one of the non-subscription areas so anyone/everyone who feels up to sewing along may do so.



I think it is a good idea. I'm still working so I need to expand my fall/winter wardrobe. Monday morning when I came outside to leave for work it was 53 degrees. Where did the summer go? I was in a state of shock, I'm not ready for cooler mornings yet, lol.

I have a plan and need to get started as soon as I stop dragging my feet about cutting out fabric. I'm going to go cut out some tops since the knit has been resting on the cutting table since last night.
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Last post by DragonLady - September 16, 2020, 03:38:22 pm
I think an autumn 6-Pac is a great idea, and I think it needs to be in one of the non-subscription areas so anyone/everyone who feels up to sewing along may do so.

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Last post by Helen M - September 16, 2020, 01:11:39 pm
Quote from: Susan in Saint John on September 16, 2020, 12:41:34 pmI do actually need to make some clothes for fall and winter, especially trousers.  I have to remember the pleasure that actually making something nice for myself to see if it will motivate me to start sewing again.  Autumn 6pac anyone?

Autumn 6-PAC why not? Good idea!

I've started to wear my 'better clothes' when I'm at home, something I always used to do, but got out of the habit a little while ago. I feel much better for it!
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I'm not sewing either and not even thinking about it much.  I'm in the Atlantic Canada "bubble"--just over 2 million people, lots of land and sea/ocean/lakes, almost no active cases of Covid-19.  Any travel outside this bubble means 2 weeks of isolation upon your return which is a sufficient deterrent to going anywhere.  As people are not travelling, those who have secure jobs are doing renovation projects.  In fact some materials like lumber are in short supply.  The price of a sheet of plywood has doubled!

In many ways day to day life for me has not changed so much now as we've settled into a "new normal" of physical distancing and wearing masks in public when we can't.  The line ups for grocery shopping have disappeared and most retailers have reopened.  As the risk of community spread at the moment is almost zero, some people are questioning the need for masks and distancing.  But as we've seen here and elsewhere all it takes is a super spreader event to change things.

Mentally, I am learning new things like studying opera and watching 60 or 70 that The Met streamed, learning German for when I next get to visit Europe, taking a university level course in Philosophy, spending a few minutes on the free Elevate app every morning to sharpen my mental math, grammar and spelling.  Physically, I am not doing as well since Tai Chi classes have been cancelled.  A lot of people are practicing on their own but I find I need the motivation from a class and it's not something that works well on Zoom.

The wild fires on the west coast of the US are scary and are having an impact up into Canada too.  Now, there are hurricanes coming ashore and each season some of these make their way up the eastern seaboard into Atlantic Canada leaving behind them massive destruction. And on top of a pandemic!  To say nothing of election season south of our border.

I do actually need to make some clothes for fall and winter, especially trousers.  I have to remember the pleasure that actually making something nice for myself to see if it will motivate me to start sewing again.  Autumn 6pac anyone?
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Last post by kowgiirl.up - September 16, 2020, 11:49:59 am
@indigotiger Love the doll. Very creative :)
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Last post by indigotiger - September 15, 2020, 02:54:45 pm
dunno why it posted twice, so I tried to delete the doubled post
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Last post by indigotiger - September 15, 2020, 02:53:43 pm
I just stopped in for the first time in months... Garment sewing has basically stopped here at Acorn Cottage. I spent some time, early on in my isolation, sewing masks for people in my assorted circles, which was helpful for them but dreadful for me. (sewing and crying are not a good combination, plus production sewing causes me terrible wrist and hand pain) Since I am totally isolated here since early March, I have no need to create new clothing, and mostly my other creative activities are also mostly in a slump, aside from a strange return to my former childhood enjoyement of miniature dollhouse scale creating.

Nandina is 5" tall, made from Ann Wood's Tiny Rag Doll pattern

The local/regional fires and severe dense smoke have intensified my isolation, as now it is no longer even safe to step outside for a walk. My external doors are taped closed against the toxic smoke, and it has been days since I set foot outdoors, and that only to bring the trash bins from the street to the carport, which took less than five minutes but left my throat raw and burning. This situation has given me a bit of inspiration for sewing however, as I considered my options should evacuation be necessary... (fortuntately we are not within the evacuation zone currently) I am going to make myself a pair of overalls, with extra "cargo pockets" on the legs. It occurred to me that should I need to become a refugee, having something like pants would be more practical than my beloved pinafores!
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