Monkey Magic was more popular in Australia than any other country. I loved it, Ahh Tripitaka, I would say in Monkey's atrocious accent.
Yesterday it was Donkey Magic. I am slightly afraid of horses, cows, bulls, sheep, pigs and so on. All large farm animals really. So when Jet's Mum invited me to visit a donkey and a pony I was a little anxious, but I knew donkeys were quite gentle. Jimmy the Donkey, and his constant companion Tonto the white pony, were very excited to see Jet's mum. Jimmy hee-haws his welcome.
Jet's Mum went into the paddock, but I stayed outside and fed carrots, oats and licorice to Jimmy and Tonto. Tonto could be a bit enthusiastic, Jimmy was more my speed. He was so gentle when he ate the oats from my hand.
He has a cross on his back, and there is a legend to go with it.
Jimmy especially liked to scratch his head on the tree when he itched. I am not afraid of lovely donkeys like Jimmy, he is just so cute. I have a soft spot for him!!! Tonto and Jimmy live in a large paddock next to the house where a big family lives. They are never lonely and have lots of attention. Then Jet's Mum and I had brunch and a nice long chat. It was a very good way to spend the morning.
In other cute news, Gilly may have thrown Sandy over for her new fascination: George. She trotted right behind him, could not take her eyes off him. I think it may be because she has never met a dog smaller than her. George is 12 or 13, so he's way too old for her!! Her Winky Wonky eye is much better now too. Thank goodness.
Peri almost accidentally ate the camera. I usually have a treat in my right pocket, but today I popped my camera there as well. When I pulled it out slowly to photograph Gilly and George, Peri appeared out of nowhere ready to have treat for being a good girl. Luckily she has a soft mouth and is not easily surprised. She was sad though, so I gave her a special consolation treat.
The world is tired of hearing it, but it is hot again. Nevertheless, I have cut out all the pieces for my Posher frock I need by Tuesday afternoon. The afternoon part is really important, it gives me extra time. I traced off the bodice pieces because I needed to range across a few sizes. Then I shortened the skirt by 8cm because I'm not tall. I really should have checked more carefully how much material I needed, but in the end I was able to squeeze every piece out of what I had. No weird seams or joins necessary.
I have sewed this before, so I raised the v-neck by 3cm and remembered I don't need a zip. I forgot to eliminate the back seam on the skirt, so I'll cut 1.5cm off the other side. I used the long sleeve, shortened, instead of the Imelda Marcos pleated sleeve they suggest for this view. I play fast and loose with my alterations. I should be able to sew the dress tomorrow. I've bought some biased binding for the hem, as shortening the skirt by 8cm was accidentally the right amount to make the pattern fit, but in case it is too short a biased binding hem will crib back 2.5cm.
We had our first Sewing of the Craftsy BOM 2013. MrsDrWho' theme is chocolate,
Maybe I'll find them before Sewing in a fortnight. I won't hold my breath.......