That used to be a phrase to say someone was a “big old fraidy cat.”
Okay, so my streak wasn’t yellow. It was just faded along a fold line.
Unfortunately, that fold line ran down the center back of the coat. It’s not too noticeable, which explains why I didn’t see it until the back was attached to the front. Unfortunately, once I’d seen it, I couldn’t stop seeing it. Every time I moved the coat, I’d see this streak.
So, I decided to open up the yoke facing and insert a 1 1/2” strip (cut 2 1/2), appliqued down the center, just like the yoke facings are appliqued on. I took out the side seams to make it easier to re-topstitch the yoke back on, over the strip. Here is the strip pinned on and pushed under the yoke before I opened the whole yoke up.
It will take four topstitch lines to secure it. I got three of them in this morning.
Before this happened
So, I’m stopped until I can get to the store.
The perfectionism that I’m pouring into this coat is supposed to be taking the strain off family time, but I’m still pretty anxious and excitable. I think last night I was overbearing and at one point, Sydney just turned around and asked “what did I do to you tonight?”
I’m trying to be really good. I am. But sometimes, I remember that she said she has to do chores because I am lazy when it isn’t appropriate for me to remember that.
Everybody have a great Thursday. Yesterday’s interview was harder than the day before. It wasn’t the interviewer. It was the questions she chose to ask. The way we interview, you get topics and multiple questions to ask for each topic. Some questions are easy, some are hard, and it’s up to the interviewer’s discretion to pick which one they ask. I think she went through and circled all the hard ones. I was exhausted after we finished.
And, I have another one today.