Saturday, March 11, 2017

Ah, Spring.......

So Me Made Monday was fairly easy this week, as it was freezing and spitting snow.  This
is one of the most comfy things I've ever made.  Being spring in Idaho, of course, it was 60 degrees yesterday  It's supposed to be almost 70 degrees this week, then heaven only knows.  Layers are our friend.

With the assistance of Callisto,
who has a passion for laying on sewing instructions, I have been working on Andy's shirt in little bits all week,
getting everything finished yesterday,
and adding buttons today:
The job hunt continues in both states, but slowly.  Job.no job/moving/not moving is a FABULOUS way to get stressed out, but luckily we realized that most of the things we would have to do to prep our house to sell are things that need to be done anyway, so
this week I started with the closet in the master bath.  Besides just a general cleaning and sorting, it really needed to be repainted.  We'll have been in this house 11 years this summer, and the original paint definitely didn't have an 11-year life span.   Not that a bathroom closet could ever be really exciting, but it is looking quite spiffy with the new paint.  I can't wait to see how the doors look when we get those rehung and painted. 

I have taken some breaks for a bit of embroidery,
and I'm so thrilled with my recent success with the embroidered pocket that I dug this out today:
It's flannel-backed satin which I've had in the stash for a while, and while I don't actually need any new pajamas right now, they do wear out and I'm thinking of trying embroidery on the leg and chest, and maybe the lower hem?  And if I mess it up, no one but Andy will ever see them.   The other bonus:  this is older stash fabric.  It isn't in my original spreadsheet, so I wouldn't know the date for sure, but I'd put it at 2006 or 2007, so about 10 years.  There's something really exciting about using up fabric that's been with me a while--I think it gives me hope for the rest of it.  :)