I'm having more fun now inserting the lining on the Jean Jacket. But before the insertion could begin, I had to do a bit of top-stitching along both sides of the front and the hem. Talk about frustrating! Gah! Skipped stitches galore. I tried almost every combination of needle sizes, different threads, stitch lengths I could think of. Grrrrr. Finally, one of the gals on the Jacket Sew Along mentioned Tension. OMG! I can't believe I forgot to look at the dang tension. Needless to say, it fixed my troubles with the top-stitching. And now I'm merrily inserting the lining. Thank goodness for friends. LOL.
I actually had to leave the sewing room and go cook. I spent a couple of hours making Roasted Butternut Squash soup. I came home from my visit with my family stocked up with about 20 squash that my Dad had grown in his garden. He only had a couple of hills and wound up with a billion squash. I'll probably spend some time cutting up the rest of them and baking them soft so I can store them in the freezer.