Days go by where a lot of crummy things are going on. Like mice in a maze, trying to find a way out. And then, there it is--a way out and cheese waiting for you. Yay.
The stolen credit card problem is over. My laptop, with it's broken hard-drive has been replaced with a red Dell, which is great except that I've had to take time to learn Windows 8. I spent the weekend with a Dummies book and reloading programs. Win 8 isn't so difficult. You just have to think! We decided it is a good time to buy a new vehicle, and that's another good thing on my happy list.
The move. Really, if you've ever entertained the idea of moving, rethink that. It's an enormous undertaking for people who have hobbies. Not only do I have an enormous amount of sewing related things, but my husband has model planes. Not little planes, either, but with 8 foot wingspans. And not just one. The garage is loaded with them. Plus the stuff he uses to build the things. What are we going to do with all this stuff?
But do I stop bringing more into the house? Nope. Instead, I found a couple of patterns to add to the crap I have to move. But, at least at the moment, I get some pleasure from them. I like this Vogue top. It could easily be a jacket, and if I make it, it will be. Except for the ties at the underarm. I would be dragging them into food and drinks and getting tangled up.
My Designer group's next challenge is to make a vest from B5772, view A. We're supposed to use any technique we want to embellish it, whether it be paint, or a machine or hand embellishment.
I haven't a clue what to do with it. While I'm thinking on it, I'll whip up a quick muslin. Maybe an idea will come to me while I'm tracing/cutting/sewing the test garment.
"And so it goes" (Linda Ellerbee)
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