Monday, July 21, 2008

Another New Toy! Yea!

As some of you may know, Husband is a computer programmer. He makes sure he has a nice system that he honors Son and I with the privilege of using it when he isn't around and then gripes constantly about it. You read earlier that my Dad ordered me a new computer, but I was using my third hand-me-down CRT monitor which is enormous and takes up way too much space in my sewing room. Well, it finally paid off for me to be a card-carrying Native American. The Chickasaw Nation, which is based in Ada, OK, is now providing services for the Tribal Members who live outside the Nation. One of those services is helping every member own their own computer. Since I already have a new computer, I decided to let the Nation buy me a new monitor and a wireless modem. I'm now the proud owner of a 22 inch wide screen LCD monitor. It's fantastic. Much better than DH's monitor. Now when I want to watch a DVD while I sew, I can. In fact, that's what I'm doing tonight.

OK, back to the reason I asked you all here. I finished writing my review for my new top. You can read all about it on Before I wrote the review, I got my 3-3-4 wardrobe finalized and then I made me a computerized storyboard. I've never done one before. I sure wish I'd had the nice monitor for the task. I changed my mind on a couple of things. One of the rules was that it had to have three different colors. I decided that terra-cotta and peach were both just different shades of the same hue, orange. That meant they wouldn't qualify as different colors. So, I searched through my stash some more and came up with terra-cotta, chocolate brown, and ivory. I'm still going to call it, Autumn Sunset. I am going to use only TNT patterns so that I can be sure to get it all done in August, since I have to go back to work next month. Besides, I also want to enter the lined jacket contest.

The Ivory is an acetate slinky knit. The terra-cotta is a stretch linen. The print is a polyester stretch suiting from Emma Onesock, and the brown is a sueded 100% cotton twill from FFC. I'm very excited to get started on these garments since I have all the fabric, the patterns are already altered, and they won't be difficult to sew. However, I can't do anything else besides wash the fabric until August 1st. Can you tell I'm having a hard time trying to decide what to sew next. There is so many things I want to make, I feel like a kid in a candy store. In fact, next week my friend and I will probably be heading to the LA garment district to shop for some great knits. We just got the Ottobre T-shirt fitted to her liking.


  1. Aren't big monitors fantastic?!?!? LOL You are going to love it!

    Your colors are gorgeous! I'm still trying to get mine planned out lol.

  2. Sherril - here is the secret to finishing the 4pc wardrobe contest...1 garment a week. Plan to make at least that one garment but since you are off you can make the one and then play on any other thing you like. You will be surprised at how easy it will be to finish the wardrobe! BTW, I likey your colors!

  3. Very nice of the Chickasaw. Maybe they should pass along the idea to the Cherokee. ;)

    Love the storyboard, especially the colors! I really should have chosen TNTs to finish on time, but no... I didn't, LOL! I'm giving myself the one per week rule so hopefully I'll finish. I can't wait for my cherry fabric to get here so I can prewash it ! I'm such a sewing nerd.


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