Saturday, April 23, 2016

Gardening and Stuff

Today was a pretty good day!  I think I looked pretty fabulous in black and yellow.  I can't tell you how much I love these black linen trousers.  I wear them all the time.  They're made from Folkwear #240 Rosie the Riveter pattern.  I have found out that linen is a real bitch to sew.  I've had to do a lot of patchwork on these pants.

The top is just a plain cotton yellow with a light grey chevron pattern.  The sewing pattern is Simplicity 1779. 

I ended up helping my mom out with some shopping, spending a few hours in the greenhouse and also getting some planters set up, and my mom was nice enough to trim my bangs (untrimmed in the picture to the right).

I picked up some new patterns the other day - because I'm totally a sewing addict - and I plan on making a 50s play-set in a tropical print.  This is a challenge because I don't wear shorts well.  I have the chub rub going on and the fabric pulls up.  ARGH!  Just thinking about it makes me nervous.  Good thing my mom has a killer dress form that has adjustable padding.
I told her "rounded bangs like a smile".

Tomorrow night I'm going to push pretty far ahead for my cookbook.  We will be having a feast!  Lots of fish dishes, potatoes, corn, grain, and some various sauces (applesauce type sauces).  I can't believe I'm almost done with this book.  It's been quite the challenge since I'm making everything for the sake of pictures.

I'm excited about my Sew-Time Wednesday post for this next week.  I think it's going to be real useful to the girls with big arms.  If you missed this last Wednesday, Sew-Time Wednesday is a new thing I decided to do.  I can answer sewing questions, do demos, make pattern recommendations, etc.  PLEASE leave me questions and stuff!  I've been sewing since I was about 5 or 6...geez, that's like 27 or 28 years now.  I never actually thought of it until now.

I managed to drop 20 pounds and I did as I promised myself; I bought a few things.  My immediate purchase was Escada perfume.  I don't normally buy perfume...actually I think this was my first time buy perfume!  If I had perfume before it was always given to me by my mom.  I also went to ModCloth and bought a pair of pants and 40s-style wedge sandals.  I also got a little carried away and ordered a vintage 1940s dressing robe in bright pink.   If it matters, I really didn't buy anything this last month except for groceries and gas for my truck.  I think it's okay to splurge every so often and HEY, I think I earned a little splurge!   I'll allow myself to splurge again after I drop another 20 pounds!

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