Monday, July 09, 2007

Home Again, Home again, Jiggety Jig Jig 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 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... ;)


  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:)

  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!