Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Another New Year SAL
As much as I love my kitties, it's always a problem getting pictures. They love anything out of the ordinary, and a piece of nice, clean fabric is a magnet for the paws and the oils thereon, LOL! At any rate, I did the prep work on my first monthly installment of this SAL on an unlisted Yahoo Group. I did this in the wee hours this morning, and I just couldn't push myself to get further than the basting lines. This is Drawn Thread's Sanctuary with the silks and Lambswool 32ct Linen. I did a trade with Judith Romijri from the Netherlands to get her pattern and linen. We can buy many things cheaper here in the USA, but they can get fabric cheaper.Then, today was my day to work on my UFO Panda, and I had a mishap with a spill (tea) that about made me puke, but I threw caution to the wind and soaked it in Oxyclean. I just checked the laundry sink, and it has all come out with no damage at all. WooHoo! I've rinsed it several times, but I have it in plain water now to get the last vestiges of the chemicals out and will rinse it several times again before stitching on it again. Nothing lost. I had my dearest friend ask me to pin her granddaughter's jeans so she can have them cut off and re-hemmed at a cheap place. I couldn't let it go at that, so I told her I would hem them for her. The poor little girl is very round, but very beautiful and wears 15/16 pants that are a foot too long when purchased. Little did I know I was getting 5 pairs to do, LOL. That was my good deed and my stitching time today.