This has been a nerve-wracking and an exhilarating week.
First, I finished the sleeves on Kim's jacket and got them set in. In every project I work on, I always go back and forth on how much or even whether I like the results. For this one, it wasn't until I got the first sleeve in that I was totally sure that I was pleased with the piecing design. Of course I was still nervous about it until Kim saw it and confirmed that she liked it too.
|Here's the front|
|And the back|
She came in to try it on Thursday. I'll have to tweak the fit a bit before I put in the lining and bind the edges, but we're coming to the home stretch.
My next big hurdle for the week came on Wednesday when I traveled to Concord, New Hampshire for a jury session with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. To say that I was nervous, is truly an understatement, but I am pleased to report that I was accepted. It has been a struggle for me to keep working on passing this bar but I'm glad I kept working on it. If it hadn't been for several of my friends here who are members supporting and prodding me, I'm sure I would have given up. Of course, the real work is just beginning--I'm playing with the big kids now so I'll have to raise my standards all around.