Thursday, 13 September 2012

Checkmate

No words necessary:









See here, herehere and here if you haven't been following the saga

39 comments:

  1. Ruth, this is the prettiest jacket ever! You look ready for a country weekend. Did I ever tell you about staying in Ireland and riding horses for 10 days? I could have worn that jacket and fit in with the gentry.

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    1. That's what I call a holiday! I'm also betting it rained for 10 days? What I need now is a horse...

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  2. And I'm speechless. Your jacket is beautiful! What nice work you've done, so lovely.

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    1. Praise indeed. Thank you Coco. BTW a friend of mine had a baby recently and named her 'Coco"

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  3. Cool! You look so perfect in the chair with your well-done jacket! Is it autumn there yet? Can't wait for it after seeing your jacket:)

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    1. There is a definite nip in the air - all I need are the coordinates for the jacket!

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  4. wow a work of art - absolutely beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Patricia. Your complement means a lot to me.

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  5. Truly - a beautiful piece of art!

    Brenda

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    1. Hi Brenda, thanks for dropping by and thanks for the lovely comment

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  6. Gorgeous! You did a phenomenal job. Looks great and you look very happy that you've completed your project successfully!

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    1. Oh yes happy indeed. Now I can move on to something else - mmmmm what?

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  7. You are as smart and clever and fun as you are an accomplished sewista! And your interior red pocket and tab are to die for.

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    1. Well Mary that's some comment - accomplished? not really just tenacious.

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  8. Your plaid matching is amazing! The jacket is razor sharp. Bravo!

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    1. You already know how much blood, sweat and tears went into that matching - I need some plain weave....

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  9. Oh, super fine blazer! Beautiful work and love the hot pink lining. And glam pose!! Great job!

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    1. It's all about the posing! Verging on potato digging though...

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  10. Fabulous! Your work shows your quest for perfection with the plaid.

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    1. Thanks Bunny. It's actually DH who has the eye for perfection and nags me incessantly. He spotted the mis match in the centre back seam and I had to rip out and re-do.

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  11. No words needed - you know when you have nailed something perfectly!!! Loved following along on this sewing journey with you - thanks for taking the time to share...

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    1. Thanks Judith. I love having you back among us.

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  12. Stunning, seriously stunning! I love the lining and the tab on the inner pocket and the check matching is just divine!

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    1. Thanks Suzy but look closer to home for such praise. You do wonderful work.

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  13. Very, very, very impressive! You are setting a high standard for us, which is great. Congratulations!

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    1. Marina, that means so much. 1. That you took the time and 2 That you, who know so much about haute couture, think I'm setting a high standard. I'm not. I'm trying to do what's right. Thank you

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  14. An Irishman's(woman's) dream!!! Such a beautiful jacket. I want one!

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    1. I think you need to get that little plane of yours and make a trans Atlantic flight. Think of the Donegal tweed and linen....

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  15. Beeyouteefull. Excellent construction, and the fit is perfect. Very nice, indeed. Enjoy it fully!

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    1. Thanks Dixie. I have a little fabric left. Do you think a bag would be too much?

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  16. Wow! This jacket is perfect and looks great on you!

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    1. Teresa - how did you know I read mysteries? Thanks for calling in.

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  17. Speechless...

    Except to say, go get 'em!

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    1. Nay, not speechless - not you!!

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  18. Wowweee!

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    1. Hi Chris, it's good to hear from you. Have you booked your tickets to Europe yet?

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    2. Awww. Sadly no. I'm back to work in Alaska and will be there for most of the school year until spring.

      My needy life aside, that jacket is awesome! (Not a word I use often!)

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  19. Just saw this... I love the inner pocket! What an amazing job you did on this jacket! I love plaids, and this is no exception. Wonderful job!

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