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Archive for March, 2007

Saturday March 31, 2007

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

By request, here’s how to use hem facing, with pictures. Here’s a regular self-fabric facing (above). You know how you turn up the bottom edge and slipstitch it to the inside. So you just sew the hem facing tape (the gray stuff) to the bottom edge of your skirt. Then press and pin it up, […]

Saturday March 31, 2007

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

 Since I was planning a day filled with lift that bale tote that barge physical labor, I decided to skip the gym yesterday and cut out my Easter skirt instead. Here are the cut pieces. You can see the pattern (Simplicity3845) which is intended to make it into that sort of two piece dress cum […]

Friday March 30, 2007

Friday, March 30th, 2007

I read recently — and I believe it — that being consistent is key to stylishness. If you normally wear makeup, then on a day that you don’t, your face has a bare, medieval look unlike the face people usually see. If you generally don’t, then on the days you do, people will figure you […]

Thursday March 29, 2007

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

The book I’m currently reading is a very lightweight detective novel. I just finished the lovely Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, a badly underappreciated novelist — all of us at book club agreed about that. If you haven’t read her work, you should. But my current book is Chocolate-Dipped Death, one of the new group […]

Wednesday March 28, 2007

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Yesterday was a somewhat dismal day. At least in parts. For one thing, I squished all the books onto just a few shelves. We may talk about consolidating the stores and taking the stores virtual, but there is something about packing up books and answering customer questions about the last day that makes it feel […]

Tuesday March 27, 2007

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

I have a cell phone. It is a work cell phone, so you probably won’t have my number, because you probably aren’t someone who wants to call me for work reasons. I may be the last person in America to get a cell phone. After I’d had it for, oh, six hours, I opened the […]

Monday March 26, 2007

Monday, March 26th, 2007

The sewn FO of the week is this jacket, McCall’s 4972, in a plum rayon/wool/linen blend. The pattern seemed easy till I put the lining in wrong and then spent two weeks fiddling with it to get it right. This was my muslin, but now that I have gotten it right, I love it, so […]

Sunday March 25, 2007

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

We got up at 4:00 to see #2 daughter off. She is a music minister, so it was a choice between 4:00 yesterday to get home at a reasonable hour, or 4:00 this morning to get to the church in time for the service. I’m glad she stayed over. We made barbecue yesterday, with salads […]

Saturday March 24, 2007

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

#2 daughter arrived safely last night and we had pizza and watched Flushed Away, which is really quite funny, and not as fixated on scatalogical humor as I had feared. Then we got to see the DVD of her choir’s British tour from last year. The acoustics in those cathedrals are every bit as amazing […]

Friday March 23, 2007

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

It’s time to do some planning. I’ve been taking things day by day, focussing on the immediate task more than the future. Even as frivolous a thing as my SWAP has been on hold until I knew more about what I would be doing. Well, I can’t say that I know what I will be […]

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