A bit of history before I get into the new vest.
I remember buying this magazine and beginning to make this vest for a Christmas vest back in 81. Very newly married, barely in my 20's and new to more advanced sewing techniques, like quilting and sandwiching, beading, etc.
This pattern I come across in my pattern stash have always thought I would remake it again over the years. This Christmas was the year. The fabric had been in my fabric stash for a very long time. I bought the 2 bolts during the Walmart fabric close out one year.
Now..where have I been. Well in 2016, I was driving 3 kids all over the metroplex to work and school and other places, and I never got a chance to do any sewing. Maybe some small projects or projects broken up over time. I was exhausted and using a computer I was not familiar with and just put everything to the side. In January 2017, I was planning on coming back, but I got sick and whether it was the flue or bronchitis, it was severe, and lasted into March. I really should have gone in, I was emergency room sick or doctor's office sick, maybe even hospital sick, but I didn't.
Then I got very weak, like I had been in bed and didn't have any strength weakness. I thought that would be my life after that. I really did. In the middle of summer 2017, I began to feel better and get stronger. So far this year, I haven't gotten sick. So I'm hoping to get back into blogging, figure out what happens to my pictures when I transfer them over from my camera, and maybe change my blog around to update it here and there.