Category: 10 Year Plan

Birthday Books

I spent a birthday gift certificate on books. Couple of sailing guides, a book about knots, and the Chapman piloting and seamanship 67th edition. Great stuff and looking forward to reading each one.

The Ortega River Bridge

In 1926, the Ortega River Bridge was built over the Ortega inlet off of the St. Johns river. It is a lovely old stone bridge with a draw in the middle to let boat traffic through. It's a bit out of the way, but I often take the round about ...

Hawaiian Classics Shirt in Green

I found a really cool green and white stripped seersucker fabric and had to do something with it. So I made another shirt using the Hawaiian Classics pattern. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'm getting the hang of collars finally. I also went back and fixed the ...

Hawaiian Classic Shirt #2

Time to start a new shirt. I purchased the Hawaiian Classics 220 shirt pattern from the Victoria Jones Collection. This is my first 'non-beginner' pattern. The instructions are great, and the construction is pretty straight forward. I did end up making several learning mistakes on the muslin, but the real ...

Learning To Sew

Part of the 10 year plan is learning some independence skills. For example, I want to be able to repair and create cushion covers and sail covers. This means learning some basic sewing skills and learning to work on a gear driven sewing machine. Enter my beautiful Singer 15-91. What ...