We haven't lost power. That would be another thing all together.
I've enjoyed the gift of time in my sewing studio. Making things I've already sort-of made in my head. That includes Louise Cutting's Of The Moment (OTM) jacket. Also I've finally finished a Sunday School quilt that languished too long in the back of the closet.
OTM contains a kimono-style jacket with a slightly shaped neckline and easy lapels with a clever finish. That is one aspect of Louise Cutting's patterns that I always enjoy - the counter-intuitive and carefully drafted details.
The fabric for this jacket is (mostly) silk. I found it on the silk table at Gail K and the bolt indicated it was silk. It has some chunky threads and some that are very fine. This creates a plaid but also has another pattern beneath it. Almost a floral. The iron did not glide as it should with 100% silk, so I pulled some threads and burn-tested each. Mostly silk.
One feature of this silk piece - I washed and dried it and saw almost no change in the fabric. I do love a washable jacket. It's too light for winter but I think it will get lots of wear when spring arrives.
This funky little quilt was an exercise in just going with the flow. The kids wrote with permanent markers and used fusible material to fuse shapes to each square. As I began to attach the squares, the shapes began to fall off. We probably didn't follow the instructions. Quilting took care of it though.