My inlaws drove up so hubs and I could travel to the Tiger football game on Saturday sans children. (M-I-Z-Z-O-U!) It was much fun, despite the rain. Waterlogged, but happy with our comfortable lead in the third quarter, we hit Shakespeares for pizza before heading home. There is nothing like Shakes'. Oh my. Those college kids have no idea how much they will miss that place once they move on...
It's a two hour drive, which is perfect for car embroidery. When you remember to bring it. I happened to leave mine on my dresser at home. With my book. Good times.
I have this top secret gift project, and this is pretty much all I can show you, because the giftee might peek and that giftee doesn't even know this is coming because it is long overdue. That's all I can tell you. Satin stitching is something I don't do very often, but I am pleased with how this is coming along.
I love to embroider while catching up on DVR'd shows, like MadMen on Sunday nights. I am more than a little obsessed with that program. You know how sometimes you just want to metaphorically right-click-copy>paste things in real life? Well, I want to do that while watching this show. The set design blows me away every time. And those outfits. I tell you what, my big ol' "textured" hair would have ROCKED those updos. And, whaddya know? The actor who plays Don Draper even went to Mizzou. (It all comes back to my Tigers during football season, I tell you. )
The other little project I started over the weekend was sugar city's Village Frock Dress, in size 3. After tracing the pieces (I so need to get some examination paper, erin!) on Saturday, I was able to piece some of it last night. I'm using stash fabric -- a heavy natural linen and some polka-dots -- and it's coming together fairly quickly. There are so many variations of this little dress that it boggles my mind.
And there was more piecing of Fidget's quilt, too. I think I have decided to send it out for proper quilting once I'm done with the top and back. Machine quilting something this big is definitely a huge undertaking and I am always impressed when I see others take it on... but I'm afraid it will cost me my sanity. There is a terrific quilt shop here in town that has a list of local quilters who will finish the job for you, and I think that investment will be ok. Especially since hubs agreed with me. (Although that may be fore selfish reasons. I don't think he wants to witness the struggle.) Ha.