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redstarBlue sweater Finished!

This took a bit to work out. It is actually a bad sweater to wear to work because the sleeves dont push up, but it will be a good weekend sweater 4 months ago

redstarDKNY Wanna-be

I found a yard of gold and white fabric in the store on clearance for $4. I found this skirt that I want to copy: 4 months ago

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It is always harder to get over someone than it is to fall for them and you deserve someone who is going to treat you wonderfully and be there when you need them to be. 4 months ago

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This was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. Each time is started to bug me I would finger comb it out and put a little conditioner in it so it wasnt so fluffy. After years of wearing it up, I can now wear it down all day. 4 months ago


missed an entry:

39 min 15.0 mph ave 10 miles


38:17 min 15.1 mph ave 10 miles 4 months ago

redstarJust because

it does’nt rain here enough 5 months ago

redstarGrey shirt

I am looking forward to wearing this. Not bad for $8 5 months ago

redstarBlue shirt

I finished two new shirts. I’m pretty happy with them. I bought black fabric tonight to make the one that I actually wanted to. 5 months ago

redstarBlue sweater update

I finished the blue sweater tonight. I’m a little disappointed because the zipper is on the side and not off centered as it is supposed to be. I am going to try to block it so that it is off center a bit.
Going to make the polka dot shirt part tomorrow. I’m thinking of making the shirt tails and cuffs snap on so I can take them off to wash the sweater. 5 months ago


Thank you! I will post photos as usual when it is done. 5 months ago


Thank you! 5 months ago


Here are my finished pants: 5 months ago

redstarNext on deck:

This shouldnt take very long to make (I think Ive said that a hundred times before…) 5 months ago

redstarNext pair of pants:

This is the fabric I bought for the next pair of pants. I can’t wait to make them! 5 months ago

redstar 17 months ago


Swim: 15 min
It was really, really cold tonight. There was also a wicked under current. I swam and swam and wasn’t really going anyway, which sort of scares me. 5 months ago

redstar 6 months ago


I should have been more specific with this goal, I have swam at night. But I meant swim in the Bay at night. I did this, but Im not sure I will do it again.
The water was really cold. There was nothing to look at since the sky was dark. It was a bit disorienting. And because my hair was wet when I was riding home my helmet kept fogging up. 5 months ago


Yep, the back. 5 months ago


So they are together, and they fit. I just have to hem them, take the lower legs in, add the zippers to the bottoms, and make the belt loops.
Im going to try and hem them tonight. Maybe after dinner. 5 months ago

redstarIm tired...

Swam 25 min. It was especially cold today and my arms were really sore from sewing all weekend. Did manage to do a teeny bit of free style, but the water was so cold it was a shock to my face.

Cycled: 45 min 11 miles 14.2 mph average.
I didnt think that I was going to make it more than 5, but I got into a groove and kept pushing. I was so hot that I had to soak my head in cold water. But even now, after a shower I am chilly again. Damn Bay. 5 months ago


I can’t believe that I was so upset last night. I seem to have gotten the hang of the pants and they are turning out perfect. I was worried they were going to be too small, but they are perfect.
Im going to wait until tomorrow to work on the waist band. Once that is on, I will just have the zippers along the bottom edges.
Looking forward to my next pair of pants. 5 months ago

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Today is going much better. I had to take apart the machine this afternoon because it stopped sewing zig zag stitching. I’m glad that I did, it is working great now.
Also, I learned that a really easy way to sew a double seam is to sew the second one without using the pedal foot (basically, turning the knob on the side of the machine and sewing manually). This takes forever! But it is so worth it. 5 months ago

redstarBack pockets on

with leather trim 5 months ago


They are striped… 5 months ago


The front of the pants are done: 5 months ago

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