Monday, November 2, 2009

Weather Predictors, "Read The Directions First", and Proper Name for my Thingy

Red skies at night, sailors delight. This is the sky from last evening. As I was driving home from the nursing home the sky was soooooo pretty and red. I tried to snap a photo with my phone, but it didn't show up. So, I ran in quickly, grabbed the camera, and went out to take this picture. By the time I got out there the sun had gone down just a little more and there wasn't as much red as just a few minutes before. Also, our house must sit lower than the road halfway between here and the nursing home.

If a woolly worm is brown all over we are supposed to have a mild winter. If it is black on the front end, the beginning of winter will be rough, the rest will be mild and vice verso. If it is black on both ends the middle of the winter will be mild. If it is totally black, the whole winter will be cold and rough. If that's true, we should have a mild winter this year. This one looks a little darker on the front end, but not black. BUT, we had about 4 fogs in August, and that means we'll have at least 4 snowfalls. In SE TN that's a lot these days. We used to get more.

As a teacher I always told my students to "Read the directions, first." Do I follow my own advice. No, I don't. When I was sewing with the twin needles, one of my threads kept breaking. Frustrating to say the least. So, I got out my machine's manuel, and lo and behold, I had threaded my machine the wrong way. When using two threads, one should go on one side of the tension disk and the other on the other side. It works!!

In my last post, I referred to this little triangular shaped tool as a "thingy". It' s really a pintuck blade. This foot is called a pintuck foot. I'm not sure what I called it.
I did sew pearls onto Jenna's bodice. They look a little weird in this photo, but they really look pretty in person, I promise.
I'm through with the 4 bodices for my grand-daughters' dresses, and I'm nearly through cutting out all 5 outfits. When I'm making more than one outfit at a time, I like to cut everything out, so that I can just sit and sew when I get started. I don't like the starting and stopping.


Susan said...

I don't even want to think what our winter is going to be like. We had 5 inches of snow in the middle of October and I'm afraid that is just the beginning!

The dress bodice looks great...I can't wait to see them all finished!

Jackie said...

I also can't wait to see all of them finished. They're going to be fantastic!

Winter is a favorite time of year for me as it provides relief from the muggy, humid heat.

gwensews said...

MI winters are brual! I am originally from Missouri. When I was a girl, I didn't know what snow was.

You have started making some more beautiful garments for the grands.

Trudy Callan said...

I really love the pearls. I didn't realize how beautiful it was going to be until now.

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

The bodice is looking lovely Julia. the pearls set it off really well. I can't wait to see the children wearing them. I love your new look blog too. Pam xx

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