Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Answer to Aminat's question and new toy!

Before I proceed, I have to take a moment to thank all of you who read my blog and take a moment to comment. I love comments! I may not mention them directly, but please know that I read each one. Thank you especially for the fitting advice and suggestions given. I'm not ignoring any of it, especially on my BWOF jacket, but that project is on hold right now while I complete the two Simplicity 3628 jackets for the PR Contest.

Aminat asked what fabric I was using for my first contest submission jacket. It is fabric I got from Joann about a year ago that was labelled as "trigger poplin". When I google this fabric, it says it is a 65poly/35cotton blend. I'm not sure if what I have is a blend with 65% poly because it can handle the highest heat setting on my iron (linen). It does have some synthetic added - maybe lycra, because it has a little cross-grain stretch. Either way, it handles like a lightweight stretch denim. I found it on sale in three colors I liked and have shown them below. Hope this helps! Let me know if you would like me to send or post some more detailed pictures please.

And... I finally bought the netbook I have been yearning for. I got an Asus eee 1000HE netbook. I held out for this one because it has a 10 inch screen and a 95%size keyboard. It also supposedly can run on battery for 9.5 hours in power saving mode. I've been on it for at least six hours on battery between last night and this evening, and it says I have two hours left - so it's doing pretty well for the first charge. It actually is more of a navy blue in real life (the pictures online make it look like royal blue) and sets up really quickly. It also has a built-in camera which I may or may not use - wasn't a feature I was looking for. Okay, less talk, more show...
First next to our old laptop today which I no longer have the patience for:
And then the glamour shots from it's unveiling yesterday:

And that's it. No sewing tonight. I ran out of thread and had to go grab another spool (I got the last one!) from Joann. But then after dinner I got on the computer and well, you know how that goes. Now I need to go try and get the 5 1/2 hours of sleep before I have to wake up for work tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness , I love these fabrics and the colors. How I wish we have Joann here... You guys are just so lucky with lots of good things you have there. If I order them online, the shipping cost will kill me. Such a nice and handy toy you have there, am sure you are going to enjoy it for a long time. Thanks for your response, really appreciate it. Take care.