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June Roundup

The last part of June has been hard on me. I’ve hurt my hip (still waiting to get an Orthopedics apt.) and the only way I’m comfortable is if I am laying down. By the time I’m home from lab for the day (and then all day on the weekend so I can recover from the week), I’ve been flat on my back on the couch. No sewing. In fact, it hurts a lot to sew since I have to lean forward and use my right leg on the pedal. And it’s making me a little crazy. Sewing really is my sanity, my stress release, and a major source of happiness. And having it taken away from me for a while has been really emotionally hard.

canned jams on counter

However, I’ve still had some awesome stuff going on, and focusing on the positive makes a world of difference. I’ve been canning a lot from Canning for a New Generation and I did a massive English muffin recipe comparison.

Sewaholic Robson Trench Coat

I finished sewing my Sewaholic Robson Coat and wrote a tutorial on how to underline the Robson Coat and gave tips on working with difficult novelty fabrics.

Dancing Skeleton Circle Skirt

I sewed an awesome circle skirt and a giant leather snail. I bleached a t-shirt, and wrote a tutorial on how to make a guy’s t-shirt fit like a girl’s.

1939 vintage sweater bobble back

I finished knitting my 1939 Bobble Cardigan and I pieced the May 2012 Craftsy Block-of-the-Month quilt blocks.

And I got to share a great interview on Sewing and Style from Cindy of Cation Designs.

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  1. Oh no! I hope the orthopedist can figure out what’s up and that you’ll be back on your feet in no time! I know how frustrating it is not to be able to sew!

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