Friends, first things first -- the winner of the vintage Forties pattern giveaway...
She's a Sagittarius and a self-described "crazy lady with lots of kids and lots of hobbies," put you hands together for Denver, Colorado's own...
Lucha Lovely, please email me (peterlappinnyc at gmail dot com) as soon as you can with your address, and I'll send this lovely pattern off to you ASAP. Congratulations!
And now, friends, the rest of today's blog post. You're probably wondering what I've been working on the last few days. A picture is worth a thousand words so why blather on? I am in a sewing crisis, with a complete re-do on the horizon.
In other news...
I am supposed to pick up my Singer 201 today from Rain -- and wouldn't you know today it's pouring. But I have rescheduled this pick-up so many times I simply can't delay it any longer without losing the best vintage-sewing-machine-repair friend a guy could ever have. No, this time I simply must get into my rain gear and head over to Rain's secret location. This time I'll bring my camera.
After yesterday's eyebrow-raising eyebrow post, a great many of you are no doubt wondering how I maintain my eyebrows. Friends, I don't. Not only do I not pluck my eyebrows, I rarely shave, don't wash behind my ears, and generally maintain a level of personal hygiene that most would consider troubling.
I was born with good brows.
I think men with plucked eyebrows usually look dreadful. Adam Lambert, maybe. If you're not a glam rocker, proceed with caution. (I'm not talking about weeding out a few grays, I'm talking hot wax.)
Moving right along.
Readers, I must ask: what is the most number of times you have ripped out all the seams from a sewing project and started over, and still ended up with something you'd call a success? (I'm hoping the third time's the charm -- Eek.)
I generally ask for very little other than a kind comment now and then -- though little gifts in the mail are always nice -- but today I need your good sewing thoughts. (When I get metaphysical, you know it's bad.)
I hope you are busy stitching away in your happy corner of the world and making something beautiful. If not me, let it be you!
And now, back to seam ripping and re-conceptualizing.
Have a great day, everybody!