The nice thing about having a blog is that I can choose my topics. This post is still about sewing, just not cross-stitching. Almost all my spare time the last couple of weeks has been spent working on capes for hubby and me to wear to an upcoming Lord of the Rings event. I do not make garments very often, as was painfully obvious with this project. What should have been completed over a weekend is almost half done (1 cape done except for hem) after 2 weeks of struggling. Aside from my own slowness in getting reacquainted with sewing, there has been one delay after another, a constant stream of petty delays that has really been driving me crazy. Yes, I should have started this over the summer, but the summer was hectic enough. At any rate, here are a couple of pictures of the first cape. I sincerely hope that I've learned enough from making it that the second cape will go smoothly. At least I am very pleased with how it looks!
What have I learned? To either sew more often or not attempt it at all!