Friday, May 28, 2010

A pretty lofty claim

Princeton Reunion weekend 2010
Just to give you a flavor of the class jackets at Princeton reunion weekend. This fabric has tiger faces and stripes all over it! Each class has their own jacket made with a particular fabric just for that class year. I wish I took more pix...

My friend Sally visited me at work today. I think she was surprised at how ransacked my desk looked. "But your house looks so nice and neat on your blog" she said....

Here are some peonies, all on ONE stem, from a coworker of mine:
peonies--all on ONE stem!

This weekend I'm going to take a stab at McCall's 5752, the Palmer/Pletsch Classic Fit: The Perfect Knit Dress.

That's a pretty lofty claim, but so many folks have made this pattern on SPR and it's gotten great reviews.

I'm thinking of view A in turquoise, but with a brown midriff and brown drape. I'm thinking that would make it look like a contrast belt.

We'll see if I'm brave enough or if I just wind up making it in all turquoise.

It has the swayback adjustment printed right on the pattern, so I'm pretty excited about that. My first real swayback dress adjustment. Woot! But if the one hour dress took 3.5 hours, how long will this one take??

in the window of Paper Source:  a dog/tiger
Last night some coworkers and I saw the SATC2 movie. I heard it got bad reviews. Maybe that set my expectations low, so I was pleasantly surprised? I mean, it's just a fun movie to watch when you just want some laughs and want to revisit something that was part of your life 10 years ago. It is a 2.5 hour movie though, so my back wasn't so happy afterward with the fast walk to the car in the cold and rain after not moving for that long. Before the movie, we saw that dog/tiger above in the window of Paper Source.

Monday will be 3 weeks since I've seen Len. Just have to get through 10 days to make it a month. I'm feeling really hopeful that I will make it this time. Ever since Sewing Pattern Review weekend, there's been a shift in my energy and mood, and my back pain is generally pretty light with one or two small flares a week.

Hope I didn't just jinx myself!


  1. I was in downtown Princeton today and they were everywhere in their orange and black! It was like someone had flushed all of the ants out of the anthills! *LOL*


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