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Dec. 7th, 2016 @ 11:49 pm I think I look like a Christmas present

Just wait till I add bows.

Tomorrow I need to:

•sew the darts

•bind the bottom edge

•hooks and eyes

•baste bodice to skirt

•bows

I also have all of Friday morning. IT CAN BE DONE!

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Dec. 6th, 2016 @ 11:04 pm My new hat

Aka 1830s sleeves are ridiculous.

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Dec. 2nd, 2016 @ 11:05 pm merrily we sew along
Current Mood: amusedamused
Actually been trying to diligently work on things for New Castle. Dammit I want my plaid ballgown!

Plaid makes da best piping. Plus I love piping in general so there's that.

I got the bodice plaid pieces cut out the other day, pinned together and....*facepalm* THAT wasn't what I was going for.



Had to recut the front.


Muuuuuuuch better!
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Nov. 29th, 2016 @ 11:10 pm a sneak peak
Current Mood: tiredtired
I'm not sure what it says about me that I handed Rob a pair of fall front pants and he just puts them on without any thinking required....

I've been dying of consumption (ie cough cold) for the last week and I am SO ready to be over it. Today I finally felt a solid 75% and was off. I spent a lot of the day on the couch doing hand finishing on Rob's trousers. Hello HIDEOUS buttonholes. Should have just sucked it up and done them by machine.




The buttons are covered nickles, one of which Ellie was chewing on so it's nice and slimy.
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Nov. 18th, 2016 @ 08:28 am How'd I do?

1. Dishes- done

2. Mop dining room floor. - Rob finished pulling all the staples and tack strips. I mopped and used orange glo rejuvenatey thingy. Fun fact the previous owners refinished the floor...except for a 3x3 square right in the middle of the room. WTF? Some was mad at being stuck in the kitchen.

3. Laundry (1 pair of undies left). - done

4. Finish Rob's pants up to the buttons.- not completely done but progress made. Have I mentioned that pants have entirely too many pieces?

5. An hour of garden work. -done. Worked on cutting back and cleaning out the flower bed. And put away all the outdoor Halloween stuff that i had taken down but not put away. Composted pumpkins etc.

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Nov. 17th, 2016 @ 12:12 am December is going to sneak up on me

And when it does imma be screwed from lack of working ahead. At least I'm making progress on the pineapple? The unfortunate thing is that I've been staring at it so much that despite using crochet thread and size 0 bamboo skewers I think it looks thick and clunky.

Tomorrow I'm off and the goals are:

1. Dishes

2. Mop dining room floor.

3. Laundry (1 pair of undies left).

4. Finish Rob's pants up to the buttons.

5. An hour of garden work.

Wish me luck!

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Nov. 14th, 2016 @ 10:26 pm trying to move forward
Current Mood: tiredtired
Trying to focus on the now and not the horrible doom and gloom I feel like is looming just off the horizen. The worst part is I feel like he has tainted my beloved Orange. Orange is a color of happy.

Anyway mandie_rw very graciously let us invade for a sewing day (might have been more gracious of her Mom). I went with a billion little pieces of Rob's pants and came out with almost completely finished fronts. I got the fall pieces all bound, lined and sewn together. Did break my brain a little though...Must remember when I blog about this pattern to include the very helpful tip for myself in the future that there WILL be a gab between the bottom of the slit and the front waistband extension, it's okay it gets bound with the fall binding! I stressed waaaaaay too much about that. Overall they're very obnoxious and plaid.

I need to try and get myself to work on them more this week...but tonight I'm gonna knit. 12 hour days just wipe me out.

Oh and I had a nice facetime with my Mom tonight, she heads back to Ohio tomorrow to be 24 hour care for Gramps. It's not a pretty thing and I feel deep sadness that a man who so adamantly did not want to be anything but independant is wasting away...Probably not helping my over all feeling of impending doom. For all that I'm already mourning his passing and know it's coming I also realize it's going to completely blindside me.

(Look Amanda I tagged things)
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Nov. 3rd, 2016 @ 07:47 pm trying to avoid thinking about the election
Thinks that make Robin happy:

Cutting plaid! it's like the best puzzle ever.

Things that make Robin sad:

taking a long meticulous time cutting plaid on my too short cutting table. my back is so old.

In other news I got Rob's pants ironed and the fronts cut out before I thought if I didn't stand up straight I might never again.
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Nov. 1st, 2016 @ 10:53 pm New castle begins

I am determined to actually be productive for new castle more than the week before. So today I dug out the fabric for Rob's pants and washed and dried. Then I might have gotten sucked into a hallmark movie. But I did work on mandie_rw's pineapple reticule some more.

Tomorrow I work late so the goal is just to iron the pants fabric.

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Oct. 25th, 2016 @ 10:59 pm The talking teacup
Current Mood: happyhappy
mandie_rw and I have been talking about a return trip to the Talking Teacup which we so throughly enjoyed for our impromptu fall outting. We wanted to go when they'd have seasonal wintery teas out. We think we'd like to have a holiday regency outting for anyone who'd like to join. I propose either Saturday January 7th or 8th. I know it's technically after the holiday and I could call and see if decorations might still be up, but the month of december is SO hectic. January 1st is another option if they're open.

Anyone want to go besides Amanda and me? It's really a lovely time, great food, reasonable prices, fabulous teas, good company.
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