BABES

BABES had another get-together. This time, we met at Verosew’s house. Attendees were moi, Lenore (not on PR yet … how can this be?), Georgene, Verosews, Jennifer in SF, and Irene.

Verosews has a very nice house. Her husband and children were just leaving as Lenore and I arrived. She has a beautiful family. As he was running out the door, her little boy stopped, turned around to hug Verosews, and said, in the sweetest little voice, “I love you, Mommy.” It was just precious.

We had a fun time, talking, sharing, eating chocolate, fruit, and brownies. The time went by too fast.

Sorry about the crummy pictures. I was too excited to take good ones.


Verosews’ Bar-b-que
I thought the bar-b-que was beautiful
and wanted to share it with my husband.

Pulguito's First Haircut

Although we were reluctant to do it, we decided that Pulguito’s hair was too unruly. I made an appointment for both kids to get their hair cut by my hairdresser on Christmas Eve. I had no idea how Pulguito would react, but Chunguita had a fit the last time we went. I almost couldn’t get her into the chair.

Pulguito was stoic.

Chunguita did fine. We were going to try to cut her hair without washing it, but she has so much that the hairdresser couldn’t control it. Chunguita was too little to reach the sink; she had to sit on 2 pillows.

Where did my baby go?

NO MORE FABRIC

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Using up the last bit of the fabric

A few years ago, i was into buying 6 yards of fabric at a time if I thought the fabric had potential to be a long sleeved dress with a full skirt. So I have a few fabrics, usually rayons, in my stash with quite a bit of yardage. I’ve made 2 tops and one skirt with this stuff.


neue mode 23135
With the last little bit, I decided to make the shell from Neue Mode Avantgarde V23135. I bought the pattern for the jacket. I altered the shell sometime last November, and I finally got it cut out last night. Well, except for the bias tape that I’m going to use to bind the neck and armhomes.

ARGH!

What’s wrong with this picture?

When changing a pattern, it is always good to think thru what you are doing. Do I do that? Of course not. Worse, I didn’t even read the instructions. In the pattern, the neck is supposed to be bound, so there is no seam allowance added there. I added 0.25 inches. On top of that, I added a neckband that is about 0.75 inches think. All that extra fabric produced a t-shirt with no neck hole. Well, it does have a neck hole, but the front covers the back part, and the back covers the front.

So if I want to add a neckband instead of binding, which I do, I will have to cut off the seam allowance and whatever width I decide to make the neckband. We shall see if I remember all this the next time I have 0.5 yards of knit fabric left over from one of my shirts.

Hate Mongers

My husband likes to watch Fox News. I can’t stand it, and this is why: family murder story. I walk into the family room, and the TV headline is “Muslin Terrorists Kill NJ Family”. It makes me sick to my stomach. It’s a headline on their webpage, too. It’s not on any other site that I checked. It’s sensational crap, designed to incite and inflame, devisive, and not even credible, but Fox News puts a focus on it.

I like NPR for news.