Pam at Fashion Sewing Supply generously provided interfacing sample packs for all of the participants in the Coat Class I did on Saturday, as she did for me in Chicago too. I can't thank her enough, and I hope the participants take advantage of the resource they've been given, and test the best interfacing available, in my opinion. You know you'll need interfacing for a coat, and probably more than one type, so this is a great way for them to find out exactly what works best and what fits their fabric and their project. She sells larger test/sample sets on her site, and I encourage you to try her products if you haven't already. You will wonder how you got along with what you've used before. NAYY, just a fan for quite a few years.
On to the non-sewing stuff.
This may be kind of silly, but I am so thrilled to now have a recycling can as well as a garbage can! I've been hauling the recyling to various places around town for several years, and it's not that much fun, plus it builds up in my garage until I can take it. Now, finally I can put it in the recycling can and the garbage guys will take it away. Thank you Niederhaus Bros. This is wonderful! I don't have to sort it, or haul it away myself, I just put it in the can and they take it once a week, like magic. I don't produce that much trash anyway, but it's amazed me how much of what I used to throw away was recyclable, and it cuts down the actual trash to a very small amount.
My other news is the turkey of course. I found eggs next to my house in the side yard, behind some ferns and daylilies, and it turned out that they were turkey eggs. The turkey laid quite a few and has been sitting on them ever since. I'm hoping they're going to hatch pretty soon. I am able to look out a window above her nest, and so I keep an eye on her. She never seems to move much, although I noticed there were quite a few feathers in the side yard yesterday, so maybe she's preening or something, away from the nest a bit. I really know nothing about turkeys, so it's all a learning experience for me.
How cool that you have a turkey! We had one in our neighborhood 2 years ago. She hatched 8 chicks. I haven't seen them recently but there is a big flock that resides about a half mile from here.
We have curbside recycling, and just went to single stream in my town. They haven't given us the big green barrels yet; we have 3 smaller bins.
And yes, Pam makes THE BEST interfacing!
How nice of Pam! She does have the best interfacing, and her customer service is the best in any business. When I made my last coat (jacket) I used it from head to toe.
I'm in total agreement about Pam's interfacing - go Pam! We've had curbside recycling (green bin, blue bin for paper/plastic/metal) for years, but then, that's California for you ;-D
And a turkey! With eggs! How cool is that?
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