Sunday, May 6, 2012

Me Made May Lessons So Far

Wrapping up the first week of MMM and here's what I've learned so far.  

  • Posture counts.  Note to self: stand up straight, jus like your mother said.
  • Flickr is still new and unfamiliar to me but wow, thanks for the comments on there, I didn't know that was possible.  
  • I like being a little "dressier' than usual but I don't necessarily like the "Gosh you're so dressed up..." remark.  Sort of like the "how wonderful you look after losing weight"....but there is the implication that I wasn't looking too wonderful before?!  (Dogpark friends, of course, are exempt since they never see me dressed up:-)
  • Whenever friends my age start to moan about no young people sewing I'll tell them I know better.  There are lots of young people sewing all around the world.  Fabulous!!
Today's cool and cloudy so when my girlfriend, Ann,  showed up for a visit we enjoyed the wonderful curried chicken soup that I'm heating up in ths picture.  Ymmmmm, must get this recipe from her.  I'm wearing Simplicity 3678 as a top, jeans and my new Ecco red shoes that I brought north from Florida.  Comfortable as can be and bright red patent leather, what's not to love.

Now Ann is doing some quilt piecing while I sew beads (and take a break to write this post) to my wool jersey cardigan.  With any luck I'll get to wear the finished cardigan before the weather turns too hot.
Flowers attached with small seed beads



12 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, posture counts! I've learned so much by taking lots of self photos for my blog. Like, get your hair done more often. ;)

    You look great!

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    1. Yes, I have a hair appt. later this month since you probably don't want to watch my roots grow out.

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  2. Loving all your MMM outfits - you sew such nice things. Your new cardy is going to be a stunner with the embellishments.

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    1. Janine, how very kind of you. Thank you.

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  3. I'm working hard on my pasture too! Trying to get my back nice and straight. Can't wait to see your new cardi!

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    1. I find myself getting"comfortable" which unfortunately means slouching. Maybe some Pilates are inmy future.

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  4. And also: dye your hair when it needs it; hold your tummy in; don't create extra chins; check your facings aren't flipped out; and remind the photographer to focus when they take the picture. Ha!

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    1. Sorry if it's not clear - but that's my personal checklist, not a list that applies to anyone else.

      I like your photos, and hadn't noticed a posture problem in them - and your me-made clothes always look beautifully made.

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    2. Oh, I totally understand....and totally agree with those assessments for myself, too. Actually I kind of like taking frequent pictures since it does get me over some of that self-criticism and just focus on the project at hand.

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  5. Gotta say your "around the house" look sure beats my jeans and Ts! I love what you're doing with the embellishment on the cardi. Maybe you will post a tutorial?

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I will do that tutorial.

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  6. This cardigan looks gorgeous. I love the bead work you are adding to the flower embellishments.

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