Work is busy this week. Taking me away from things I like to do when it's not busy, like posting to my blog and visiting my friends. Job security, however, is a good thing these days, so I'm not going to complain. Too much. Grrrr. Ok, now I'm done.
So. Last weekend I went to the lake and made some stuff. Mostly I did some instruction (which is pretty funny considering how far from an expert I am on anything), but I was able to whip up this pair of pj bottoms from Simplicity 9505. I shortened the length at the top (because I didn't want them clear up to my boobs like the last pair I made) and at the bottom (because I wanted to use the top of the vintage sheet for the hem).
I used elastic for the waistand, but went ahead and added a tie as well, just because I like them better that way. And behold, it was done.
And, since Fidget reminds me every day to work on it and I have been a slacker instead, I started piecing her quilt, which will have five embroidered girls sandwiched in there, somewhere, when it's complete. The fabric color choices are all taken from the floss I used in the embroidery. Now that I see it, I still like it, but I'm not sure if I'm going to love it.
I do think I am going to add a bright pink binding to it, since there is no other pink in the top and there is quite a bit in the embroidered pieces... and maybe that will push this one into the love+goodness category. Right now I'm all meh about it.
So. Back to work. Thanks for letting me vent about work and prance around with my new projects today. I hope your have-to's are balanced by your want-to's as well... xoxo
(And yes, I did see Batman: The Dark Knight last night. Interesting. HL is just as good as they've said he would be as the Joker. It was sad and surreal and, well, something to see. That said, I still liked Batman Begins better, as I am sucker for a backstory... but I'll take either, as Christian Bale is just yummy.)
Don't forget! Flashback Fridays is in full swing. Post your most special (read: embarassing) photos there today! :) Here's a link to mine. (Sis, don't hate me for this one... )