Month: March 2007

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Saturday March 31, 2007

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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 […]

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Saturday March 31, 2007

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 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 […]

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Friday March 30, 2007

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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 […]

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Thursday March 29, 2007

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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 […]

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Wednesday March 28, 2007

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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 […]

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Tuesday March 27, 2007

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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 […]

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Monday March 26, 2007

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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 […]

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Sunday March 25, 2007

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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 […]

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Saturday March 24, 2007

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#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 […]

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Friday March 23, 2007

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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 […]