I don't know HOW he does it! Well, actually, I do... life on the farm can be rather rough on clothing, especially when you are on the go doing outside things, like welding, "playing" on the tractor, splitting wood. There is no end to the chores that must be done, and unfortunately his work clothes suffer the worst of it.
I don't know why I put off the mending so long, but it is a big area of procrastination. After the 2nd reminder that I had promised to mend the pants, shirt and overalls sitting in the pile by my sewing machine, I figured I best get to it this afternoon.
Why have I put this off for so long? It took a total of about 15 minutes, and that was because my sewing machine was acting up. So iron-on patches came to my rescue.
How to reward myself for completing this long-put-off task? Well by quilting, of course! Actually I finished applying the binding to the quilted jacket I completed last week. The pattern is the "Wild Onion Jacket" by Susan Italo. It is a one-piece pattern that forms the jacket, so it was ideal for quilting on the longarm, then sewing side seams together. An almost INSTANT jacket! This pattern takes the place of using a sweatshirt for a jacket base.
Here are pictures. I hope the quilting shows up well enough for you to tell what was done.
Back view... a large feathered heart.
Front view with feather sprays on the sleeves and front panels. Click on the picture to see a closer view of the quilting.
Now back to quilting for others tomorrow. I have 3 quilts to get done this week, plus I am continuing to work on designs for my next wholecloth show quilt.
Have a super week, and why not set a goal to accomplish one of those tasks YOU have been procrastinating on... I found the dread was a lot worse than just DOING IT!
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