I am trying not to post too much about our flood, but really, it is soooo boring.
It has been raining for at least a 6 weeks, with only brief intervals of respite, and today it was pouring all day. The highway to Brisbane is still underwater, and there is no fresh milk left in town. I do not fancy tea made with powdered milk (1 litre left in fridge). I must count my blessings. Family safe, check, dry, check (except for that leak in the hall), fed, check (too much really), bed to sleep in (check,) sewing project(check). No worries!
I sewed for 10 hours at least today. See my tailor basting, catch stitching and pad stitching?
3 new things in one day. Not much to show for 10 hours IMO. I also made a little leather guard for my left index finger after it started bleeding due to too much unjudicious stabbing, and vowed to obtain a thimble that actually fits. (My husband kindly squashed my cheap and nasty too big thimble so that when worn sideways it does not fall off, but this is not quite adequate). Here are photos of yesterday's coat lining.
I have placed it on Genevieve in order to provide inspiration whilst tailor basting. I need it.
Fortunately for me, my older daughter was sufficiently bored by being trapped inside, (or possibly inspired by her sister's success) to start sewing herself a dress, so I had company in the sewing room. Bliss!
(Wearing polar fleece jacket due to temperature falling below 30 degrees C - girl of the tropics this one!)
My older daughter is quite accomplished at sewing. For some strange reason she prefers drawing, writing and knitting as leisure activities, but there is a toe in the door....
She did not quite finish her dress today. In fact she said to me at one point "I do not like sewing, because every time I make something, I reach a point where I want to cry."
I did not like to admit to her, that this still happens on occasion even when one has been sewing for 28 years or so. I unpicked for about 15 minutes until she felt better. (Note to self, must buy a new quick unpick when haberdashery shop not underwater).
I am not crying about sewing today. Floods are rather good for coat progress.