Well, we welcomed summer and the weather has been gorgeous but it’s pouring now so here’s a blog post.
Last week I started sewing again after a 30 year hiatus. When I was a teenager I was quite a good seamstress. I took a sewing class because that is what we non-academics did. That and cooking. One of the projects I did was sew a formal dress that was lined, had boning and a hidden zipper. It had a full skirt and I wore a crinoline underneath it. It was beautiful when it was done. I still have it. Now, it wouldn’t fit my leg but I was and am still proud of it. Last week I decided to sew some pyjama bottoms. A total disaster. The front and back hems didn’t match up, not even close. I had to add a panel to the front to make the top come together. And then I must have made the back the front because there was no room in the front for my stomach. Oh, and I messed up adding the drawstring and the whole entire project is now in the trash. Three days ago I decided to make a nightgown and it turned out okay but it is about 6 sizes too big. I wore it to bed last night but I was swimming in it and it kept getting wrapped around me so I took it off and put on my regular pyjamas that were bought in a store.
Norbert is being Norbert. I just called him to come and sit on my lap and instead he came in my direction and sat on the other couch. He does this to hurt my feelings and to get back at me for not letting him outside earlier. He’s and indoor cat but he doesn’t agree. For over an hour he tried escaping while I was coming in and out of the house. Every time the door opened he would make a break for it. I finally yelled at him and told him he was a bad cat. Then I felt bad and picked him up and kissed and hugged him and told him I loved him and that he is a good cat. Anyway, he is not speaking to me now.
I finally finished this.
If you have been reading my blog for a long time you might remember that I started it after my mom died almost 7 years ago. I finished the cross stitch part in about 6 months then put it in a drawer because it made me too sad to look at it. A couple weeks back I did a not very good job of quilting it and added the red bias tape. It’s now hanging on my bedroom wall. It’s called the Tree of Life.