Cleaned off, and reasonable neat, I wouldn't totally embarassed when the cable guy came.
Because no sooner did I have it neat, and accessable and organized, than my cable modem failed.
(It's about 4 years old, and that is longer I think than the expected life!)
Wrong! The modem is fixed. (software or cable provider problem—4 hours later I am back on line.)
The mittens? —Are no more! Done in my a score of late night knitting mistakes.. Frogged back to the Braid, they will be reworked—and done better!--maybe some photo's of the same tomorrow.
I know I've mentioned sewing—but I haven't taken any photos... But so far, 2 new skirts, both made from fat quarters found (Cheap!) at a garage sale—and there are still more piecesof denim fat quarters to work with--but –not enough matching pieces to make any1 thing out of 1 color.
Skirt 1 (done) has 2 tiers—a 6 gore shaped (A line) top(with an elastic waist): the lower tier has gathers at the side, and an ungathered center panel.--the quarters were cut so the straight of the grain was 18 inches the width, 22—the lower tier used 6 quarters—and it's almost 180 inches around at the hem! Very full and swingy.
Skirt 2 (done) is also a 6 gore top, (also made from 4 fat quarters) in a dark denim, with a 8 inch ruffle at the hem.--the ruffle is a sky blue denim, that almost looks like blue sky and clouds--but that is not evident in the short ruffle. It's relatively short--it covers my knees, but that's it!
Both of these skirts have side seam (almost invisible pockets.)
Skirt 3 is nearing completion—gathered tiers of bandannas(navy)—it's very simple, and very long; 4 bandannas make the upper elastic gathered tier, 6 make the lower gathered tier—and side seam pockets (I LOVE POCKETS—especially in casual clothing—and almost never make a skirt with out pockets.)
Skirt 4 (another one of denim fat quarters) is planned, and partially cut, it will have bandannas, (red) cut to make a handkerchief hem—it will be fitted enough to require a zipper—but will also have an elastic waist –the thing about fat quarters is—no length to cut a waistband--so even a somewhat fitted skirt required an hem (and elastic) at the waist.
Skirt 5 will be a change—forest green, not denim, and after that, (with green thread still in bobbin and on machine) will be the yoga mat bag. The forest green fabric isn't a denim, but it is a twill, and I have a length of fabric, so its going to be a fitted A-line--with waistband--and likely, a decorative (Black? Yellow? some color!) full length zip front.
Skirt 6 will be one made from a pair of cut off jeans(black, not blue denim) —and other set of bandannas (yellow) to finish it.
A whole new wardrobe--(and all of it for under $15!--well maybe a bit more, what with thread and elastic) paired with the camp shirts I got last year—it will be great boost. I am a clothes horse, I admit it—but I hate to spend money!
I have a friend who calls herself an aging hippy—but her definition of hippy is long hair, smoking dope (she no longer does) and going to concerts.
I also think of my self as an aging hippy—but my frame of reference is more Whole Earth—Making, and making do, being creative and living well with out spending a lot of money. Denim skirts, bandannas, and cut off jean made into skirts is classic hippy clothing—I might be aging, but I am still a bit of hippy.