Monday, July 09, 2007

Home Again, Home again, Jiggety Jig Jig

Ah...my own bed, my own shower, my own computer with all my bookmarks and logins...

It's good to be home.

Got a couple of photos I'll share tomorrow, but thought I'd at least check in! I missed posting...but foreign computers and I don't get along. I did get to read some of my sewing buddies' blogs, but couldn't comment for some reason...

Finally, I got to step foot inside of Baer Fabrics after driving past it for years and years! Unfortunately, I only had a scant hour or so to spend, and I never even made it to the third floor (home dec), but I did get a nice piece of be-yoo-tiffle red rayon/linen that will be a long-awaited red dress. Not sure which pattern I'll use; I've got a couple of possibilities right now. I want to get some of my queued-up sewing done; I'll mull over the options while I sew on the denim skirt that's Next Up. I also picked up a remnant of what appears to be RPL mini-houndstooth suiting that I'm going to use as a muslin for the Hot Patterns Razor Sharp Pants. The fabric was $3.50/lb...isn't that a clever way to price remnants? My piece appears to be 2 yards of 60" wide fabric...it weighed in at exactly one pound, so that was about $1.75/yd. I should be able to get the RS Pants just fine, and if it fits well, they'll be, um, sharp pants. ;) The third piece was a chunk of nice black bridal satin (Sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn't it?) that I'm going to use to replace the lining in my 20-year-old winter coat. I don't want to spend the time doing it, but, since I can't find a coat ANYTHING like that one and I'm tired of putting my arm between the sleeve and the sleeve lining, I'm going to bite the bullet and give it a whirl. But that's notions and it doesn't count against the stash (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

So I didn't fall TOO far off the 'sew the stash!' wagon... ;)

2 comments:

  1. Don't you just LOVE Baer's? I always find goodies there.
    I was in Huntsville yesterday for my Mom's 70th birthday surprise party. If I'd known you had returned, I would have called. Ah, well, there's always next time:)

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  2. Well, we didn't get home until 5:30 PM, so I would likely have missed your call anyway! But thanks for thinking of me ;).

    And happy birthday to your mom!

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