Thursday, February 10, 2011

Books, Patterns and a Happy Day

Thank you,  each and every one of you for your good wishes for my husband.  It has been a very stressful time for us and your kind words comforted me.  Today, his vision returned to normal--12 days after his stroke.  Like a miracle.  Suddenly.  I've been on an emotional roller-coaster and haven't accomplished much of anything today.  And I don't care.

Some of you are familiar with Nancy Erickson's Fashion Sewing Group.  I recognize a few names on Nancy's thread at Stitcher's Guild.  I became very interested in the discussion(s) on that forum, and a couple of weeks ago, purchased the jacket workbook,  and the 1945 jacket pattern.


I then ordered the other two jacket supplements, the newsletter, the book "Do You Love What You Sew", and the "Pants Conversion" leaflet.  They came in today's mail.



So, even though I'm late for the party, I got there!  I'm enjoying reading this material, and there is always something new to learn.  Her method is to work up a TNT and then "design it yourself" details.  I'd be happy to hear if you've made this jacket, or any of her patterns and your thoughts about them.

My Butterick jacket from the post below is finished.  Photos maybe tomorrow.

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The Hojnackes said...

Great news about your husband!
I just got the Jackets workbook and some patterns from Nancy Erickson. I haven't started on my jacket yet, but am definitely interested in what everyone has to say about her patterns!

KID, MD said...

Hurrah! That is wonderful news! I'm so glad he's doing so well.

Linda T said...

What a great day! So happy to hear that your DH vision has returned. And it looks like you have some fun new reading material. I haven't tried any of her patterns. I'll look forward to hearing about all your fun!

Belinda said...

Oh happy day! What great news about your hubby!

The reading material is good isn't it? I just ordered the jacket workbook and 1945 myself. Hopefully after I get a couple of other things done, I'll be able to work up a TNT myself.

MushyWear said...

I am so happy to hear this news about your husband! Have fun with your new patterns/reading.

Kyle said...

Gwen, I missed the post about your husband's stroke and just read it now. It is fantastic that his vision returned!! I'm sending him lots of healing energy!

Lori said...

Fantastic news about your husband. I hope he continues to improve.

Debbie Cook said...

Great news Gwen!

Rhoto said...

Sooo happy for you and your husband, Gwen! Continue to take care of you, too--as you are, eh...
Warm hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Eugenia said...

I am so pleased to hear that your dear husband's health is improving. My thoughts are with you both.

Clio said...

What great news! You must be so relieved.

KopyKat-Kim said...

God answers prayers. As far as the reading material...better late then never. I'm sure as awesome of a sewer that you are, you could write your own book anyway. Hugs!

Bunny said...

Wonderful news, Gwen! Hope this trend continues and his rehab time is minimal. Its nice to have some fun reading to give you some "calgon" moments.

Sharon said...

Great news about your husband's sight. I haven't tried any of her patterns or read her books, so I will be interested in your views.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I am so glad to hear your husband has made an improvement! What great news!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I missed your post about your husband's illness but I am so happy to read he is doing better. ..this is such wonderful news.

The jacket pattern looks great... look forward to seeing it made up..

Sherril said...

Gwen, that must have been very scary for the both of you. How wonderful that he has made such a dramatic improvement. I have to say, I take things like eyesight and hearing for granted, but my DH is losing his hearing FAST and I'm learning to be grateful for my health.

Sherry said...

I'm sorry to hear of your husband's stroke, but it is wonderful to hear that he is on the improve.
Enjoy your new books and patterns!

Dana said...

What good news for you and your husband. I guess if you can't sew, reading about it is almost as good! Hope the roller coaster slows down soon.

j.kaori said...

Great news about your husband! Have fun reading your new books!

Rose said...

I'm so relieved to hear that your husband's vision has returned. (I'm sure that you are also!) You deserve a time for taking it easy. The Nancy Erickson items sound enticing. I'll be reading what you think -- might indulge myself!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Add me to the list of women who are so glad to hear that your DH is doing better! My prayers are with you both!

Julia said...

so glad that your husband's sight has returned. I've been thinking so much about the stress you've been under. It isn't easy to be the caretaker.

Cennetta said...

I'm glad your husband's health has improved. When love ones are ill life become very stressful. The reference materials and jacket pattern are interesting. I've never used them before. Good luck with your future project and God bless you and your husband.

Aminat said...

Glad your husband his doing great......

Coppertop said...

Welcome to the NE sewing party -- you will enjoy her patterns and her ideas. Have been using her patterns, etc. for as long as they are on the market and they are my TNT. Particularly her trouser pattern. Her advise is
solid! She does know what she is talking about!!! Enjoy your sewing adventures. Just one redhead to another!

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