Now with 30% less angst

Would you like, perhaps, a little more fun in today’s post? I thought you would. I have picture goodness to share with you, since I finally got everything uploaded to Flickr.


Yes, my hair is still straight. People are still talking about it. Apparently I look fab. I got hit on last night at the gas station. My scalp doesn't hurt yet,* so I'm sticking with it as long as possible. It makes getting ready in the morning so quick!


Finally finished up the ironing, as you can see. It's actually all put away,too. That nicely folded fabric, that is. The cutting table itself is still full of stuff. Yes, that is part of a Christmas decoration back there.


I bought lots of solids. One yard of each. Broadcloth on the left and "Magical Solids" on the right. Now I have to figure out how to work solids into quilting. I might need to cut some charms too, for ease of use. Any thoughts on using solids in quilting?


Some gorgeous thrifted linens from a trip to Savers a few weeks back. The bottom piece is a full-sized flat sheet that I'm going to make pajama pants out of. The last time I made pjs for myself, I didn't do French seams on the sides, and they've started to come undone already. The other pieces are all pillowcases, including those two purple ones toward the top. Those two were brand-spanking new (creases from the packaging and everything), feel gorgeous (perhaps some Egyptian pima cotton and a high thread count?), and are just waiting for me to find the perfect embroidery pattern to decorate them with. I'm sure I didn't spend more than $10 on this whole pile.

Gail Pan Designs Christmas BOM Collage

Getting started on a Christmas project for next year. These are some small squares (links to the pattern are in the details on Flickr) that I started working on right after Christmas. The floss matches a set of Christmas fat quarters that I have been saving for the right project. There are eight blocks total, and a center block (if I remember correctly). I decided that I didn't have to wait to work on Christmas projects, because they never get done if that happens.

*As strange as it sounds (and believe, I know it sounds strange), my scalp usually hurts a few days after straightening it, but it goes away if I wash it and make it curly again. I know it doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t hurt right away, so it’s not “trauma” from the straightening iron. I think it might have to do something with combing my hair so the follicles are being pulled in different directions, but I’m not really sure.

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