What I Wore to a St. Patrick’s Day Party: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Skirt: $1 Goodwill, refashioned
Boots: Famous Footwear
I went to Goodwill the Thursday before St. Patrick’s Day with the plan to find a green dress for a dollar to refashion. While I didn’t find a dress, this skirt caught my eye. I really liked the lace hem, and with a non-shamrock green tshirt it worked for the party without being too on-the-nose. I’ve already worn it again and have plans to wear it to a Talib Kweli show this weekend too.
What I Wore to Work Today: Thu, Feb 10
Tank top: Old Navy
This skirt feels so short and provocative while I’m wearing it, with all the lace and leg and high heels, and then I’m partly relieved and partly disappointed to see in pictures that it’s reasonable and office-appropriate.
I’m scrunching my hair in the picture below, inadvertently hitting the quintessential I’m-modeling-for-the-camera pose: one hand on hip, the other behind the ear.
A coworker just had a baby and I finally finished putting on the binding today — one of these times I’ll deliver the quilt before the baby comes. I’m not sure how much time he’s going to take off work, it might be a couple months before he comes back in and I can give it to him. The binding took 5 episodes of “Mad Men” and one of “Bones”, I think. I was sewing only one needle’s worth of thread at a time, though, so if I worked the whole episode I would have finished sooner.
The back is a soft dinosaur flannel. I quilted straight lines in the seams and double lines perpendicular to the stripes, plus some double lines on the diagonal as well. It’s time to buy myself a walking foot for my sewing machine.
All Target as usual, except the shoes which came from Shoe Pavilion or something a few years ago. This is pretty much my work uniform, really, so this WIWTWT resurrection (What I Wore to Work Today) might get old pretty quickly: knee-length skirt, t-shirt or tank top, cardigan. I own at least 7 cardigans, some of which are the same ones in different colors. Or maybe I’ll be inspired to mix up my wardrobe a little bit…?
I delivered the quilt to its owner on Friday, then used it myself while watching “(500) Days of Summer”. He posted the couch picture to Facebook and it does look nice with the greens in his living room.
I know I’ve been neglecting the blog for awhile, and it’s because I’ve been doing some stuff and whatnot. I’ll pick things back up heading into next month. I’ll have a variety of things to post about as I furnish and decorate my new apartment (note “my”, not “our”), which I’ll be moving into hopefully May 1. So, yeah, some changes around here. A temporary blog hiatus, and then I’ll be back.
I finished a quilt for a friend, first one I’ve made with an actual binding. A couple months ago he was going through some especially difficult times, including moving into his own apartment during a difficult break-up. I made a small lap quilt for the couch in his new living room. It was put together six weeks ago except for the binding, and then I set it aside during the Organizing Challenge.
I haven’t given it to him yet. If you’re seeing this, I hope you like it! I’ll deliver it next week.
In real life the greens are more turquoise-y. I’m having trouble resizing the pictures, so will wait to post more when they’re not 1.4 MB each. I’m going out of town until next Wednesday, and I’ll be without an online connection. I haven’t gone that long without the intertubez since, I don’t know, 1998? How did people live like that????
Here’s the second baby quilt for Maggie’s House that I delivered on Christmas Day. I forgot about taking a picture until the last moments before the sun dipped below the neighbors’ house, and even then half ended up in shadow with the rest tinged in pinkish golden sunset light. I quilted it in straight lines, mostly stitch-in-the-ditch using the nine patch seams, plus extra quilted lines in the middle of each block and through the sashing. The back is a soft flannel in a sailboat print. It’s my first quilt using white sashing, which looks so lovely in all kinds of other quilts I’ve seen and yet I dunno, I think I prefer the intensity of pure colors. I used a tiny white-on-white floral print instead of strictly white, a detail that I like in person which doesn’t show up in this quality of photo.