Mission Accomplished. The Eagle Has Landed. O.V.A.H.
We each finished the blocks for our BOM 2013. Yay for us!! We even trimmed them all to 12 1/2 inches. They looks so much better when they are squared up. MrsReno is sewing hers together, not sure about MrsDrWho, but mine is being packed away till next year.
MrsDrWho is a big fan of Christmas and I have fallen into the habit of making her an Advent calendar every year. This year's is little pocket bunting. In a roundabout way I bagged out the pockets and then pressed up the Christmas Fabric and sewed an actual pocket. I used twenty-five different fabrics. Then I ironed on some numbered calico circles and sewed them all together as one long piece of bunting. It has since been redesigned a little and is hanging up in her classroom. I think the most arduous task was wrapping the twenty-five chocolates for the pockets under the hopeful gaze of Peri and Gilly.
Poor Peri and Gilly didn't get a speck of chocolate, but when I came home yesterday from delivering the bunting they had opened the inside gate and were waiting, triumphantly, to greet me at the wrought iron gate.
There have been bed wars outside. First Gilly stole Peri's spot and Peri was relegated to the porch. She's looking around at me to see if I am going to do anything about the outrage.
Peri took action and aquired the bed and ousted Gilly. Gilly is licking Peri's side where she had her operation, making herself submissive. I think there is still plenty of room for two on the bed.
I made my Strawberry dress. It is not an absolute success, but it is not a failure either. The CF pattern piece I found and rejoiced over was not the right one. It was a first draft, not the altered piece. I knew something was wrong when the dress was too tight. My other dress still fits. The centre front piece was too narrow and so I let out the side seams. It is OK. I also made a belt with a fabric flower. I like the flower: the belt is too wide and crumples up when I wear it. I shall make it narrower. I was excited to wear my matching flowery shoes. The colour of my dress and shoes is seafoam according to Pantone.
You can see the weird pulling in the side front pieces, but I am just going to suck it up (my stomach) and wear my dress. Honestly, other people are too busy worrying about what they look like to pay any attention to me!!!
Last Thursday we had a huge electrical storm, and the temperature dropped from 22*C to 12*C in five minutes. It was a very welcome relief from the humidity. Summer began yesterday and we had 26 today and we are expecting 28 tomorrow. I had a cup of tea and a nice chat with Jet's Mum today. We met Jet and his human companions and new baby niece on our walk. The Labradors were so excited to see Jet, and he them. They remembered each other instantly, even though they haven't played together since February or March. Peri, Gilly and I spent the rest of the day hiding inside. There was a cool breeze so that made things a little easier.
I found a fabulous bargain at the supermarket. Last week lemons were $2 each, and at the weekend they were only 25 cents. I bought forty lemons!!!! I am going to freeze the zest and juice and use them to make my Christmas Lemon and Raspberry Ice-cream.
This week I have appointments with my psychologist and exercise physiologist and our knitting group is Dining Out. I may try to fix the centre front pattern piece and make a Christmas dress.