At the last quilt guild meeting, my guild buddy, Helen, gave me this pirate fabric and I turned it into a circle skirt. Another one! Call me a one-trick pony – I’ve made the same skirt twice! Woohoo! I’ll take it. I have to tell you that this time I am very proud of my waistband. It looks very polished and this time I got the spot where you insert the elastic on the inside! YES! Success.
It’s the little things.
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I did it. I have successfully completed the Halloween bunting! Hooray for us!
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I think bunting is very 2012, but I am making Halloween bunting come hell or high water. I got about a dozen more pieces cut tonight, sewed 2 sides of each triangle and was able to start sewing the double bias binding down to the triangles. I am SO close to getting it done. I just had to leave it in my sewing machine to make a late night trip to the skytrain to pick up Mike.
SIDE NOTE: I have been using the walking foot on my sewing machine exclusively. It holds the fabric together great! No sliding or slippage! Very clever.
I will definitely get this done this weekend and will hang it high in the entrance in celebration of the spooky season. YES! And Doug will be adorned with the bunting as well.
This has been a short but productive week. Especially today. On my way into work and as I left the skytrain and hopped on that really steep escalator, I had a huge urge to change the way my desk was arranged. This was quite the task as I share the space with 4 other people. So I disrupted their work, moved my desk and cleaned up the nooks and crannies. I also bought a plant because we have 1 tiny plant in our whole office. Now we have 1 tiny plant and 1 small plant in the office. Hooray for oxygen!
Tomorrow night I’ll be seeing a Vancouver International Film Festival movie with some pals from work. Yes! Weekend already. Faturday is right around the corner.
ANOTHER SIDE NOTE: Even though we had an extra cheat day this week for Thanksgiving, that day was not as exciting as Faturday. I think it’s because I really didn’t feel like I earned that cheat day. But once a week? It feels very satisfying. Pumpkin pancakes, here we come!
After I took care of more dishes, put on some dinner – leftover turkey casserole that ended up being more soupy than cassarole-y. So much for THAT experiment – and made the bed, I started making some Halloween bunting.
And that’s as far as I got. I cut about a dozen triangles. And that’s it. I’m either going to have to make less time consuming dinners or do less chores. At this rate, it will be Halloween 2015 before I get one, little, bunting made. FORGET THAT! I’m doing less chores.
I’m using this tutorial. I’ll pick up some black double-fold bias tape at the Dressew (for like a quarter! I love that place!) and then on Thursday, I’ll finish it up. I hope. Tomorrow I’m getting a haircut after work, so good luck getting any sewing done then. Sheesh!
In other news, Mike ordered a pile of slides from ebay and they arrived today. There are slides dated from the 60’s all the way to the 80’s. The furniture! The TVs! Actually, the TVs are pretty little and sad-looking. How could they stand it? And kids with the Christmas presents. Also, the couches are pretty great.
Oh, the stories we’ll be making up for Found.Photo! They will be groovy. Mike even found a slide containing nudities. SCANDAL.
Not to worry, we won’t use that one. I’m sure it got in there by accident.