In order to get out my sewing machines, it took me two days of puttering around my sewing area now and then to get it ready for sewing. I just cannot start a new project without clearing out the old. But once everything was ready - oh it felt so good to sit behind the sewing machines again. It was my first project to incorporate both my machines and having them set up at right angles to each other was very handy!
For her birthday, Mystie requested that I make her a new apron from a 1940s style pattern I bought several years ago. It reminded me of the apron my grandmother used to wear all the time. You pop it over your head, then arms go through the large arm area. It wraps around to hang mostly open in the back, but has ties to keep it in place. With nice big pockets on the side, and made in denim, it should make a great cover during cooking, or even gardening! The pattern calls for using double-sided bias tape around the edge, but I decided to use my serger to serge the edges in contrasting white - after all, it is just an apron! It went together really fast, which is good because the party for Mystie and grandson Jaeger (who just turned one) is this afternoon! As always, I'm pushing the time envelope, but I got it done with three hours to spare, so not too bad. :)
Thank you for all the congratulations on our wedding anniversary. We had a marvelous dinner at a new restaurant in town, The Bonefish Grill. There was a 40 minute wait for seating when we arrived, so we got our pager and headed for the bar. The entertainment there was watching the bartender slam those drinks together in a constant, methodical, rapid pace. The specialty of the house is fresh fish and seafood and DH surprised me by ordering Diabolo Shrimp Fettucini - he normally shies away from seafood and fish. I had scallops and shrimp. When the dishes arrived, it soon became apparent that my plate was more appealing to Gary than his own. The probable cause was that he was already full from the appetizer and salad, and the beer! Both dishes were excellent, so I cheerfully swapped plates with him and took a little more than half the fettucini home with me. (Which I have just finished for lunch. Yum!)
We then thought we'd try to see a movie, but nothing that is currently playing appealed to us. So we took a walk around the mall, then headed home to watch dvds of Numbers and Boston Legal. Really pathetic, huh! Guess we've been married too long, lol!
It'll soon be time to go to DD Mystie's for the party. Following that we have a graduation open house to attend. Better look through my cards for something appropriate.
Have a happy weekend everyone!
Rose "By Appointment" and
Slope to my back yard