Sewing… the last stitches of the yellow jacket. I know I know…every week I say the same but this week is the week of buttonholes and then TA DA!!! Done. I don’t normally build this much pomp and circumstance around a project but man, that topstitching nearly KILLED me! I have to wait until Tuesday to make the buttonholes because I hate the ones my machine makes, I don’t have the right size for my buttonholer attachment, and I am too cheap to take the jacket to the tailor to have him put them in. Le Sigh.
Playing with… my new sewing machine!!! No, not the one you already know about…but another one!! There will be a forthcoming post all about that.
Knitting… nothing right now. I started the mini sweater but haven’t made much progress because I am just not loving the yarn pattern combo.
Eating… crab! my favorite food! My mom is bribing me over this weekend with the promise of swimming and crab. With the thermostat hitting in the upper 80’s this weekend how could I resist? (please note: I see my mom EVERY weekend…she is so spoiled 🙂 )
Buying… more fabric!! I bought the most gorgeous and scrumptious feeling double faced wool in both a black/gray color and mustard yellow! I had been looking for some mustard yellow wool since last season! The black and gray combo (imagine swatch below with gray instead of red because they are now all out of the one I bought) will be used to make Burda 08-2007-111 cape.
I don’t know what to do with the mustard yellow though. I had planned to make Burda 08-2008-115 in a purple but maybe I should use the mustard instead
Thanking my Lucky Stars… Not just because I have a job but because of where I work too. My old job has laid off quite a bit of staff and mine has yet to go that route. It may not be the best company but I do really like it there…despite the occasional complaint 🙂
Planning… for my 4 day weekend!!! I can’t WAIT!!! It is a stay cation type of weekend but man I have so much planned in the way of crafting. CAN’T. WAIT!
K everyone, see you later in the week!
Crafting… with reuse in mind. Following my current trend of recycling magazines (post about that coming soon), I plan on making some of magazine bowls.
I also have to get my booty in gear making chiffon flowers for a Walk for the Cure fundraiser at work.
I have committed to 50 pcs but have lost a bit of steam. Not because I don’t love making them, I just HATE making things in mass. No etsy store in my near future…LOL!
Sewing… Nothing so far, but I am dreaming up a duvet cover using this AMAZING new fabric I discovered during my internet window shopping.
Isn’t it amazing?! It’s Laura Gunn’s Lantern Bloom. I absolutely LOVE the color combination! This is the first time I have wanted to buy every single print from a designer. I am so In.LOVE.
Knitting… a betty minisweater because I need a fairly quick project on the needles. I had some pretty red Bernat Satin yarn that has the prettiest sheen but due to the lace and the 100% acrylic content combo I didn’t think it would block very well so I abandon my first attempt and start over with some trusty Cotton Fleece. Oh, by the way, I also finished my Clapotis but the pics will have to wait for a little more sun.
Eating… Less! At least trying too anyway. We have a biggest loser thing at work and although that does not necessarily motivate me it does keep me aware. This week I lost 5.5 Lbs!! Woot woot! Let’s hope that this is not a fluke…LOL. Oh yeah, I also returned to the gym which kicked my butt! I can normally jump in and out of exercise without being too sore but I guess age is catching up to me 🙂
Watching… my speedometer. In fact cruise control has been my friend this week. While cruising along at the speed limit I have had ample time to observe that a vast number of the population drives up to 5 mph under the speed limit. I do understand that it is a Maximum Speed Limit, but damn! Must learn patience…
Finally… Opting out of those stupid balance transfer checks they send out weekly. I had already opted out of statements and thought that maybe this onslaught of paper just couldn’t be stopped but I finally called the companies to find out how to get out of these mailers and it is an entirely different opt out procedure. So there you go people. If you are getting the balance transfer checks call the companies and OPT out of that too.
and so ends this week’s, Week in Chic!