Yep – that’s pretty much how it’s been around here lately. Well, minus the chickens inside the house…
There has been a LOT of sewing going on around here during the past month! The sailboat dodger is 98% complete, just a few alterations and reinforcements remain. The dodger was a complex project, requiring me to make pattern pieces and dry fit the assembly several times to get a tight, form fit.
Remember these guys??
The rear safety panels are complete and installed on the lifelines.
New winch covers are done. All the winch covers now have an elasticized inset as well to keep them from blowing off.
In addition, I made some quilted mats for our new bedroom furniture so the wood doesn’t get scratched. I made these ‘crazy-quilt’ style without a pattern, but they still took much longer than I anticipated. It seems like these projects always do!
Next up: sheet bags for the boat lines, and some sail repairs with a NEW(!!!) metal-geared industrial sewing machine I just bought today and should be here in a week or so. Hurrah!!