Yarrr mateys! I don't think I ever blogged my pirate costume? I sewed it pre-blog in 2007. It's Simplicity 3677. I made the shirt, vest, pants, and shoe covers so it would look like I'm wearing boots. Hat, sword, belt were purchased. I struggled making the pirate jacket and gave up; then it turned out to be too warm to wear it anyway that day. Picture above taken on 10/31/07 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Greetings from central NJ, near Princeton!
Last year it snowed on my birthday, this year there was Sandy. Highlights:
- My power went out on Monday night at 6:30pm and came back on yesterday at 10am, thank you PSEG! I feel SO lucky and grateful.
- Monday night I cut out the fit muslin pattern for my PatternReview.com jeans class by flashlight...also cut out a sample (much like the one I did in the ASE class) also by flashlight.
- I slept on the sofa bed in the living room because I was afraid the trees on the ridge out back would fall onto my bedroom. It felt like camping in my living room.
- One tree fell in the side yard, broken at its base
- Hal (my roomba) woke me up when the power came back on. What a cheery way to announce the power is back on!
- Twitter on my smart phone was my friend til 5am when my cell battery died. I tried charging it in my car the next morning but the internet and texting didn't really work. Voicemail didn't start working til last night.
- My parents, who live about 10 min from the Jersey coastline, have been without power since 5:30pm Monday night. They lost 6 trees including one that split in half and another that is blocking their front door.
- I have been unable to call my parents since yesterday morning. Dialing their number always returns a busy signal.
- Princeton has been closed since Monday. I'll find out this afternoon if I have to report back to work tmw or not.
- There is a boatload of traffic driving through my neighborhood, which makes me think a detour was set up.
- Halloween has been rescheduled in NJ.
and here is the back of fit muslin #1:
If you want to see me wearing fit muslin #1, you have to pay for the class and go to the class gallery. There's no way those pix are seeing the light of day anywhere else.
On Monday I made lemon chicken orzo soup for my birthday. I was feeling all relaxed and creative taking pix:
Parsley from my garden, complete with rain from Sandy
I love my lemon squeezer!
A cup of orzo:
And that's lunch!
So my birthday wish is for everyone without power and gas to have it restored quickly!!! Phone service too! And to quickly dry out...