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Apr. 25th, 2017 @ 10:47 pm (no subject)
 I've been thinking a lot about changes to the costuming community as things shift from LJ. and I wrote a probably inarticulate and wordy blog post about it.  But mostly in summary I love this community on here and I know it seems to be having a slow death but I really hope that's not the case because I love you all. *BIG SQUISHY HUGS*
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Apr. 13th, 2017 @ 09:56 pm Here we go again!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

Started my 3rd pineapple reticule today for [Unknown LJ tag] that I owe her from doing my hair at Christmas. I am following the pattern I used for my first pineapple and MUCH preferred, but with the same thread and number of repeats as [personal profile] mandie_rw 's. But this time I went from the size 0 needles from Amanda's and used 000s. I'm really curious to see how it effects the over all size...

So yeah prepare for lots of pictures of slowly progressing pineapple knitting.
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Apr. 9th, 2017 @ 08:12 pm Home again home again
Current Mood: happyhappy
It took me entirely tooooo long to get home from Virginia but I am back and basking in my post-event sleepy glow. I'm enjoying poking some pictures and finding funny ones. I'll share more and do a blog entry on my jacket...someday

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Mar. 25th, 2017 @ 05:54 pm if you're offended by my middle finger look away
Current Mood: angryangry

So I'm making an pet en l'aire for the Big Ass Hat tea and my strategy is this "make a francaise gown with a mini skirt" and all was going swimmingly...but I have this giant fucking waist wrinkle. I just can't figure out how you get more fullness in the skirt circumfrence right in that spot. I do remember when I made my big francaise having to put in a dart, but I figured I was new and stupid and didn't know what I was doing.

Now I'm old and stupid?

HOW do you get fullness there? if I was just trying to fit an a-line dress I'd slit it up there and put in a 2" wedge. yada yada yada. But I don't WANT a dart there, it's totally obvious with my fabric.

Is it that I have a giant gut? I'd think the fact I have almost no hip-waist difference would be helping me here not hurting me. Piece in a 2" piece under the arm and move the seam forward? wear my chemise gown?

WTF people who make francaise gowns more often than me!

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Mar. 20th, 2017 @ 11:22 am Sewing day yesterday

Can I say how much I love shenanigans with my friends?

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Feb. 23rd, 2017 @ 09:06 pm Spring in February
Current Mood: happyhappy
2.20- I got so many compliments on my hair cut. I felt very fancy and pretty.

2.21- The snowdrops are up!
First sign of spring! The snowdrops are up. #itsonlyfebruary #spring #gardening

2.22- Discovered we can watch ALL THE SEASON'S of Face Off on demand. Rob and I used to watch the first few seasons when we had cable, then we didn't for several years and I forgot about it. We enjoyed snuggling and watching three episodes.

2.23- It was GORGEOUS outside today. Ellie and Rob came and had lunch with me and I got puppy kisses and husband kisses and it was bright spot in my day. Then I went to meet them at the park after work. Her friend Katie the Irish Wolfhound gave her some hand-me-downs so now she has this super cool light up harness AND...

My new raincoat!
A raincoat!!
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Feb. 19th, 2017 @ 09:05 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: tiredtired
2.15- hmmm it was a wednesday....I forget....I worked with Dr. Spear?

2.16- Rob made delicious stuffed shells and my orange lily in my valentine's day flowers opened.

2.17- jennylafleur hugs!!

2.18- we went antiquing, I've never done that before and had a great time. I bought a cute navy hat and purse for the Reading Airshow.

2.19- two words: Chelsea Buns. Also got a lovely haircut and blow out, I feel SO FANCY.
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Feb. 14th, 2017 @ 10:30 pm Happy Valentine's Day!
Current Mood: happyhappy
2.12- I found my dresser! it's fully cleared off, I dusted, put away, found a pile of laundry and vacuumed. IT'S AMAZING. Only took since we moved in in April...AND I cooked a delicious pork tenderloin for dinner. It was delicious and I was very proud of myself.

2.13- Talking with my friends on FB. I take for granted far too often how much I enjoy my nightly costume shenanigan chats with my girl's on FB.

2.14- Ellie, Rob and I went to the office and delivered Paw Patrol valentine's. She was very well behaved and got many smiles and much love. Then Rob made delicious shrimp scampi which was a new thing for us. AND we're up to three nights in a row cooking real dinner and having salad.
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Feb. 11th, 2017 @ 10:40 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: happyhappy
2.7- It was my day off! I took a nap...and puttered. Really should be better about not vegging. I know I know, depression lies.

2.8- Coming home from a long day to puppy kisses and a dog who sits patiently at the door waiting for me to come in. We put a LOT of work into that.

2.9- Baking cookies at work. There's something so awesome about a job where we keep cookie dough in the freezer. It's fun to walk around the office and pass out fresh baked warm cookies.

2.10- I could barely stop laughing. we had a patient at work who has to file a workman's comp claim because she fell and got a concussion when her head flew off at Chuck-E-Cheese and she got a concussion...now that's not one I've heard before.

2.11- Tonight we saw the lego Batman movie and I have to say it was hilarious, lots of great nerd references. 
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Feb. 9th, 2017 @ 09:34 pm Amanda and I can't be left unsupervised
So I think we're going to have an Anne of Green Gables party sometime in October...anyone want to come? have a weekend they're free? 
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