Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dreary Fall day

Yesterday was bright, crisp, and sunny. Today is grey, cold, and raining. Very depressing! Yesterday the sunshine called me to work in the yard, but I didn't do any yard work. I had indoor things to do. I started a crock pot of chili early in the day, and after I ate the last of my bread for lunch, I made some potato and rosemary bread in the bread machine.
Today, I finally get to work on the clown costume (a cheerful job). Here's where it stands this morning.

The pants are finished. This is what the bottom of the leg looks like. 


The under skirt is now edged. I had run out of bias tape. 

I can see clearly now. The rain is gone. It's lunch time and I have Sweet Potato Chowder all heated up. Comfort food that I made a week or so ago. I lost my   momentum on the project while it was in time out waiting for me to get back to it. The lunch break will let me remember what I meant to do to finish it.
Sleeve extensions are finished, so that she can have long sleeves if desired. 

The cupcake pockets are finished! I still need to finish the collar, the hair bows, and the belt with a big bow. It'll take another day, but I've made good progress.
 This has been a fun challenge, partly because the customer left many of the small decisions up to me. She told me where she saw the major fabric colors were to go, and left the rest to me creative genius.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What can I say?

I've been busy.
I've knit a few Christmas stockings.

And finished a sweater from sock yarn leftovers.

I spent a few weeks getting ready for and holding a large yard sale. I'm trying to get rid of stuff so that I can move to a smaller house.

At work, my most interesting project is a clown costume. The customer is a professional clown, so willing to spend money to get what she wants. I have phone pics of that, but don't trust that they'll transfer to the blog without going upside down.

I'll try to post more often. I do well for a while and then life gets inthe way.