Greetings. Didn't tell you when the drawing will be did I? Since I am feeling better today and half of my mind is back, how about Wednesday at 8 pm EST? I guess there are some readers who can't leave a comment, so just click the email button at the top right and I will add you.
Many have stated that they are concerned about finishing the pears. Try the pattern on fabric scraps first. My older post Finishing a pear plus the template shows my method, which may not be the best, but it worked for me. Here's the template again, and it's also at the bottom of the Pears page.
You would think that scanning something this simple would be a sharp image, but not on this HP. Open this in Windows Live Photo Gallery and choose full page to print. You can sew in further at the top and outward on the hips to exaggerate or create the shape you want. Enlarge on a copier if needed. I think the biggest help is the fusible interfacing which holds the shape very well, clipping the seams, and definitely pressing the seams open before clipping. The bottom bends gets bunched when turned and I use a very wide V to trim excess here, fabric glue to close.
Right now, I am waiting for Dominic to deliver the two large cabinets that we can't fit in the SUV. I have a jar of my hot pepper butter and some chocolate for him. So grateful he came through for us in short order. The pepper butter is hot, and dark chocolate calms the burn. Wait - he's here.
I'm back. The cabinets aren't right. He pulled out my DETAILED drawing, and saw that he was wrong. Whatever it is, it is. Mark and I will try to add the missing center stiles, but nothing we can do about the legs. I opened the tightly wrapped doors from the cabinet company and see one miter that is open, another is half open, two rails are cracked. Life is good - get over it.
Time to hit the Dove bags!!