Saturday, September 01, 2012
Aside from the fact that I sewed absolutely nothing in the entire month of August, we've been having internet connectivity/ filter issues. I am up and running on the 'net again, but 3/4 of all photos on blogger are currently blocked, so not only can I not see the majority of my own photos, I cannot see most of the photos on anyone else's blogs, either. I have, however, been down this road before. I think this is what happens...blogger dumps all uploaded photos into one of four bins...1.bp.blogspot.com, 2.bp.blogspot.com, etc...and I think they do it rather randomly, probably depending on which bin is available first. Anyway, the photo links have the corresponding prefix on them, depending upon which bin they're in. Apparently, blogger does not differentiate between the blogs that are listed as 'adult content' and those that are not as to what gets posted in the bins, so when someone stumbles across an offensive image and complains about it to our filtering folks, they block everything in that bin. Which means everything with that prefix is blocked.
I have unblock requests in. Hopefully we will not come to the place where I have to request an unblock for every.single.picture....although the customer service tech seemed to think that would be what is necessary. Surely not; this has been fixed before...
Anyway, I can see all 1.bp.blogspot photos but none of the rest of them.
Puts a dent in the inspiration file.
But I did actually get some sewing done today...I made a first go at Simplicity 2599. I'll likely wear it for choir tomorrow, as it is the ONLY garment in my wardrobe in the dusty rose/mauve family, but it's barely a keeper. I need to rotate a small dart out of the neckline for it to be really wearable, but, well, I'll deal with it. Under a jacket, it may not be so noticeable.
That's the first time I've made one of Simplicity's multi-cup size patterns; I used the D cup front and, per my normal alterations, lowered the bust point by about 1 1/4" before I cut it out. When I tried on the top after sewing together the shoulder seams, I laughed at myself and ripped the darts out and moved them right back to their original location. I just didn't expect that.
But I think this is going to be a very good 'blank' top; something I can play with ...changing up necklines and such. And there's all the frou-frou included in the pattern if I want something, well, frou-frou. I left the frou-frou off this time and just made the plain tank top.
Our church women's conference begins Thursday; we have some very good speakers coming in. I'm looking forward to it...but it will consume the ENTIRE weekend. The following weekend is the only weekend in September that does not have something going on. And I SO hoped to make myself a nice jacket this month....
I need to get myself ready. I think we have begun the downhill run to the holidays, and it's only going to pick up speed until then.
I should start my Christmas shopping . ;-)
Pictures tomorrow. I hope. Even if I can't see 'em.