Well, not really. There is still snow EVERYWHERE but it isn’t quite as cold. I had a day off so I actually got a lot done. Not quite twitter-patted but more lively than I have been in awhile!
I dealt with my Sims game families. Don’t mock me! Having ultimate control over them helps me have control over myself!
Puppy got her walks done AND I finally got the nerve (and the technique) to do her glucose curve (I have to poke and draw blood from her ear 6 times in one day-we don’t like that.)
I made the head for a crochet horse. I ran out of stuffing so lord knows if this horse will get a body.
I cleaned out the buttons, bones and hooks drawer in my sewing room. There is room in there now to move some other stuff that is cluttering the room.
I have been on a bit of a de-cluttering thing. We either want to downsize or convert our basement into an apartment for a student. Either way, the crap has got to get thinned out!
In my efforts I finally found my sewing scissors and its case with a built in sharpener.
I’d say for the last 15 years, I have had one or the other but never the two at the same time. I’m forever misplacing one part only to find it and realize I lost the other part. Good thing too. My stand-by for the past few years, pinking shears, has gotten really dull. I found it was gumming its way through my fabric.
That was the other thing I did…I cut out the fashion fabric for my next dress. I still need to do the lining.
My pal, the name sake of the dress and one of my few readers pointed out that my inspiration dress didn’t really have a lapel…it was more of a piece sewn in between the front and side front with the fringe sort of hiding the seams.
Once I zoomed the photo, I found she was right. This means the patterns I bought were not needed. I could use the pattern I used for Copper Penny and Atessa. I cut the neck line into a V instead of a scoop.
The I will Frankencut the sleeves by sewing on a ruffle like this pattern.
I think once the skirt is done (I will be putting it on a waist band and not sewing it to the bodice) I will have enough fabric left over for another bodice. Perhaps I will use the one I bought….
Then I had to clean up the mess!
Look at that photo. Puppy has a wary eye on me in case I come at her with the glucose meter again. Look at the photo again. Any guesses how I manage to misplace the two parts of my scissors?