Sweet Boy

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Pulguito

I gave blood, yesterday. They put a cotton ball on the wound from the needle stick and wrap your arm in that self-stick bandage stuff. Chunguita noticed the bandaid on my finger from the screening test, and she asked why it was there. She was curious about the boo-boo on my arm, but Pulguito got very upset when he saw all the bandaging on my arm.

He came over to me and with great concern said, “Please, tell me you are going to be okay.”

Dear boy. It’s hard to be 4 and not understand so much, like why on earth anyone would want to give blood.

Cheongsam Progress

Cheongsam STitched Together
Cheongsam

So my latest t-shirt is almost finished. I don’t have the current picture, with the sleeves and bodice hemmed, but you get a good idea from this. I’m not wild about that flower in the almost center front, but at least it’s not a boob bulls-eye. :flirty:

I haven’t done the closure. That is, it’s pinned shut. I think I’m going to put in snaps, the sew in type, but I’m not sure. I’ll let you know when I decide.

Latest T-shirt

A lot of but not all of my elastics
Do you think I have enough elastic?
I’m almost out of clear elastic, so I will be ordering more.
Foldover Elastic test
This is the first time that I’ve successfully used fold-over elastic (FOE). I didn’t
have enough of this white poly knit to make a neckband, and I knew I had the
perfect elastic for finishing the neck. Everytime that I’ve used FOE before, I’ve
ended up with what appears to be a stretched out neck. I say appears to be
because while the neckline is stretched out, the culprit is that the FOE is too long.
This time, I stretched the FOE as I applied it.

I used the coverstitch on my serger (Elna 744) to stitch down the elastic.

White t-shirt with foldover elastic neck binding.
So, with some trepidition, I applied it to the neckline of my t-shirt. Nothing is
more discouraging than having screwed up the perfect garment with the very
last step. While I was applying it, I tried to keep the tension even on the elastic.
Hahahahahahahahahaha. I was quite anxious about the job because I wasn’t
able to maintain uniform stretch. Well, perfect tension is not required!
It looks smashing, what?

How to hug a baby.

This was sent to me in the e-mail. If anyone knows who owns the pictures/joke, I’d like to give them credit.


THE FOLLOWING ARE IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR EVERY DOG TO KNOW
Instructions for properly hugging a baby.
Dogs, if this is properly done, it will secure you a warm, dry, climate-controlled environment for the rest of your life. Good luck to all of you

1. Spy a baby
1. First, spy a baby.
2. Second, be sure that the object you spied was indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques. If you smell baby powder and the wonderful aroma of wet diapers this is indeed a baby. ???
2. Second, be sure that the object you spied was indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing
techniques. If you smell baby powder and the wonderful aroma of wet diapers this is indeed a baby.
3. Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process. **Note: The added slobber should help in future steps by making the "paw slide" easier.
3. Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process.
**Note: The added slobber should help in future steps by making the “paw slide” easier.
4. The "paw slide" - Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up. ?????
4. The “paw slide” – Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up.
5. Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute the difficult and patented "hug, smile, and lean" so as to achieve the best photo quality . ????
5. Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute the difficult and patented
“hug, smile, and lean” so as to achieve the best photo quality.