A picture's worth a thousand words
Unfortunately, I forgot to download pictures, so I'll have to type all one thousand words! Ha. Just kidding. Pics tomorrow, I promise.
Today we have graphics... Go ahead and click for some cute gift ideas (for yourself or someone else!) and a good cause! Cara's the mastermind behind this one -- I wonder if she's got a little yarn mustache.
I have worked almost exclusively on my second sock this weekend, having turned the heel and I'm cruising on the foot. I may have my first completed pair by week's end. I'm getting excited about that -- and about starting my second pair!
I did a lot of shopping over the weekend -- clearance sales are everywhere! I was pretty deliberate in my purchases and most of them are earmarked for future gifts -- baby things, birthdays, even Christmas. I'm not going to bust my butt to finish the Peek-A-Boo mittens (I'm not feelin' the love) for the baby shower -- they'll still be most welcome in November -- when I can get 60% off Carter's onesies and the like at Kohl's!
I had the sewing machine out a couple of times. Ai bought some fabric for a bag last week and all the pieces and parts finally came together over the weekend. It's adorable and I can't wait to show you -- and to make some more! (One stop yesterday was Hancock Fabrics so Kt could scope the selection.) My brain was numbed for a while at the directions for sewing the lining to the bag and then pulling it all through a hole to *voila!* basically have a finished bag. Finally, I just trusted that the directions were correct, took it one step at a time and *voila!* *ta-da!* a bag!
I also made a sleeveless, tunic-type top out of an oversized, smock-type, linen jacket that Mom had given me a while back. She is at least two or three inches shorter than me and I don't understand how she looked so good in that thing and "frumpy" doesn't even come close to describing how I looked! So, I re-styled it and it suits me so much better! I used another top as a guide, lopped a little off each side (along with the sleeves) to give it more of an A-line and make it a tad narrower, then cut the armholes. I basically had to sew two side seams and finish off two sleeve edges and I was finished!
I am absolutely in shock this morning to learn that Peter Jennings has died. His announcement about having lung cancer came about a month into my quit and I recall being a bit shaken by the news even then. I'm not a dim-wit, I know that lung cancer is serious and people die, but I also know people who have been treated and who have recovered and who have survived. It never occurred to me that Peter Jennings would lose the battle. (Wake up, woman!)