Flurry

Oh, did you want to hear about my weekend? Well, if you paid attention to my Flickr Stream, you’d already have most of the story. But, since you probably don’t (because really, who does?), here’s the scoop.

Friday night, while eating dinner, my phone rang (this is valid blog fodder because my phone rings approximately once a week and half the time it’s ).

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To my great surprise (no, it wasn't your mom), it was the store calling to tell me that my sewing machine was fixed and I could come pick it up! Ecstatic, we finished dinner and hopped in the car.

And of course, had to stop at JoAnn’s afterward, where I spent way more than I should have, but got some really fun stuff. (Check out Flickr if you don’t believe me.)

Friday night:

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For the master bedroom

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For the spare bedroom

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For Prince Charming

Saturday morning:

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Spare bedroom "quilt"

And then I made it partway through several skirts before I ran into problems not having all the notions I needed. Thankfully, JoAnn’s is having a sale on buttons and thread and interfacing (the last of which I need approximately 9.5 yards of to create that which I have both patterns and fabric for), all 50% off. Unfortunately, this sale does not begin until Sunday. Next Sunday. Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to work on the knit items I have cut out, none of which require interfacing (but some of which require learning how to use the buttonholer on my machine, and after half a dozen tries Saturday morning, I gave up). I have little hope for these items to turn out well, mainly because previous experience tells me that patterns are not nearly as good stylistically as store-bought items are when it comes to these items (sweat pants and elastic-waist shorts, etc).

I also made these on Sunday afternoon:

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Why yes, those are English muffins. I'll hopefully be blogging about them soon (with a recipe, nonetheless!). They turned out very yummy.

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And, Prince Charming and I finally got the baseboards in the kitchen installed.

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(This project has been over a year in the making.)

Since this required some patching and touch-up painting, I ended up painting all the trim in the kitchen. And made kabobs on the grill.

And as a final crowning achievement on the weekend, we got a little more stuff boxed up, cleared out, and moved a dresser out of a closet, and almost finished reading a book. Oh, and did most of my homework. Whew!

2 Replies to “Flurry”

  1. not sure if either of these comments about buttonholes are helpful, but here it goes:

    1) did you read the instructions?
    2) i have a singer and it was really easy, maybe i could consult? not sure if yours is the same type, but hey, i can offer, right?

  2. A – yes, I read the instructions. About a billion times. I just don’t get it. I tried really really hard to understand, but it just wasn’t clear to me. And then even when I thought I figured out what they wanted me to do… I still didn’t get it.

    I may have to take you up on your offer for consultation. Have you figured out buttonholing on your machine? They probably have generally similar functionsets, right, since they were both low-end refurbs bought within a few years of each other.

    If that doesn’t work, I may have to resort to setting up an account on Craftster and asking them for help.

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