Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Last rose of the season; Simplicity 3628 day 4; more cake; more corduroy

A post in 4 parts today:
part 1: The last rose of the season
So I thought the last rose of the season was last week? 2 weeks ago? But here, I present you with the last rose of the season. It had started to bud when it suddenly turned cold, but a warm spell the last few days has made it bloom, hurrah!
now this is the last rose of the season!

Part 2: the birthday jacket.
Tonight I finished the second sleeve hem by hand. I then tackled the jacket hem. I tried the instructions but the hem came out ugly. I used that as my starting point for a hand stitched hem. It's not great and it's starting to feel Becky Home Ecky but it will do for now. I definitely need more practice with jacket hems!
Simplicity 3628 day 4 in progress

Tomorrow night is button and buttonhole time.
The pattern calls for three 3/4 inch buttons. Which do you like better:
3/4" brown:
Simplicity 3628 day 4 in progress
1" mother of pearl:
Simplicity 3628 day 4 in progress
3/4" aqua-ish
Simplicity 3628 day 4 in progress

Then Thurs night will be the running stitches and Friday I'll wear it to work!

Part 3: cake story continued:
Yes, my coworker thought there was a lot of "left over" cake and that I must have baked a lot for there to be two whole cakes leftover in the fridge. We laughed about it again today.

I have learned that Sally's mom calls the cake "ice box" cake and makes it more of a log shape than a square like I did.

Laurie's mom would make it for Lincoln's birthday and called it a Lincoln Log.

Part 4: corduroy
Thanks everyone for sharing your corduroy love (or lurve for one Mary Nanna who is so deeply in love, it's lurve).
I wear cords almost every day in winter except when I want to wear a cord jacket (so I wear velveteen pants those days because a cord jacket and cord pants is just too much corduroy, even for me).
When I bought my new couch I contemplated buying a corduroy couch, but it didn't come in red, just brown, which was a bit too much like the corduroy couch growing up...take a nap and wake up with wale marks on your face! Good times.

Good night!

6 comments:

  1. I DO have a corduroy couch in red and it is so lovely - but upholstery grade cord is different from sewing cord and there are no marks on me!

    Brown buttons. Definitely.

    Well we are beginning our rose reason down here - last night we had to swap over to summer bedding our duvet (comforter) was too hot.

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  2. Of your three choices, the brown buttons for sure. Have you tried buttons the same/similar colour as the fabric? Just wondering ...
    Your rose is beautiful.

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  3. I, too, am a fan of the brown buttons!

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  4. OOo... I like the mother of pearl! :) It's look good so far!

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  5. I like the brown. I also got one more rose, the poor shrub must be confused with this crazy weather!
    Happy birthday!!!!

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