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I had plans to spend yesterday embroidering my fingers to the bone, and D. was on board.  Unfortunately, I felt horrible, and spent the day in bed.  Bleh. 
So far I've managed 18 of the 27 shamrocks on the first knee band for the drawers.
pictorial evidence and E's crafty self )
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In that spirit, I've drafted up a pair of  drawers from Fashion of the Gilded Age.   Managed to con D. into tracing a simple shamrock border on one of the knee bands, (he bailed on me for the second one).  Started embroidering that with a simple backstitch.  Took an hour to manage one lousy shamrock.  Might finish sometime before the next decade ends.  Could forgo the embroidery, but I want pretty knickers d*mn it!   Bak to the needle.  Will post progress tomorrow, if any is to be had.
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I'm certainly not as fast as my friend up there, but I've got a wee bit of sewing news to report. 

I actually started sewing E's faerie costume!  Unbelievable, I know.  I didn't get as much done tonight as I would have liked, but you gotta know when to quit.

And it this isn't the sewing gods screaming QUIT!!!! I don't know what is. 

Yes my friends, that is a bent needle lying  on that c.d. fanny pack.  How did it get so bent out of shape you ask?
Why, sewing this of course! )
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I sent for copies of my and E's birth cert. from Sacramento.  In June.  The application sat in the mail room or on sombody's desk until Nov. 26!  I can now expect to wait until Feb. 16 to see the D*mn things!  'Cause it's not like I don't need them.
Budget Cuts suck!

In other news.... )
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Reading everyone's sewing wrap up makes me feel like a slug.  I'm so slow.  I'll have to try harder in 2009!  Lots of plans and good intentions....

However, I did finish the embroidery motif I started a while back.

photographic evidence )
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Life has been way to crazy lately!  The semester is almost over, and I had to get two papers done.  One was relatively easy, a costume analysis of a movie or t.v. series.  As I'd already made a good start snarking "The Tudors", I decided to flesh it out a bit and go with that.  Turned that one in last week. 

The other was a bit more difficult.  A short research paper on a non-western form of dress.  Being the queen of procrastination, I headed to the school library two weeks before it was due.  The only thing left in the costume section was Chinese, so, that's what I got.  Then of course, I waited until last Wednesday to actually get started on it.  Turned it in today, so the fingers are crossed.

Got a 97% on my last test.  Renaissance to the French Revolution. (Got a 99% on the first one, ancient Mesopotamia to Middle Ages.  Yes, I'm doing a little horn tooting.)  After the test, I overheard a couple of people talking about how hard the class is.  Now, I hate to be mean, but really?  Perhaps they just aren't that interested in the subject.  In that case, I wonder why they're even bothering to take the class.  So just one more test to go.

E had all of last week off, so we got to spend a lot of time together!  We went to gymnastics, the park, shopping, and the library.  And what did I find at the library?  A very awesome embroidery book!  So, of course, I decided to learn to embroider.  So far, so good I think.
What do you think so far? )
PTO junk )

E News! )


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