Why I’m so dull (this time)
Today’s amusing and marginally related anecdote at my expense:
After our most recent move, I reveled in all of the organizing challenges and possibilities. One day when my dearest husband came home from his terribly interesting job, I was excited to tell him of my most recent kitchen coup: finding the perfect spot for my potholders. I began to prattle on about convenience, aesthetics, and so forth, only to realize that he had probably saved someone’s life today, and that the location of my potholders was not likely to be high on the list of his concerns. I stopped mid-sentence and said, “Oh, I just realized that I’m so boring!”
To which my dearest darling thoughtful husband replied, “You just now realized that?”
What I heard: “You’ve been boring for the past ten years, what made you finally come to that conclusion now?”
He swears he meant: “What in the midst of the past three minutes of engaging dialogue made you suddenly come to that erroneous conclusion?”
Fortunately at the end of a brief charged silence, I was crying from laughter and promising never to tell anyone about his apparently boorish behavior.
Oops. Got you back.
Big ol’ anyway…
I’m making a winter coat! Simplicity 2812, (here on Simplicity’s site and here on PR) with shawl collar and mini-coat length. No, I’m not doing any sew-a-longs. That would smack of adequate social skills, now wouldn’t it. But I’ve given myself six weeks, which means that my contributions to the blog are about to become rather boring. (Hmm, maybe it’s time for Mom to step up to the plate? Dial up internet and a 6-yr.-old computer are no excuses!)
Here’s my first muslin. I feel slightly like a genius because I cut my muslin out of the fabric that I’m going to use to underline. Sounds good in theory, right?
So, first muslin conclusion: That’s not baby weight, that’s a size too large and I’m guessing too much pattern ease. Stay tuned for my progress over the next six weeks! How exciting for you! Just wait until I reveal the ugly home dec fabric I got on half off the clearance table at JoAnn’s!
Are you sewing a winter coat too? Do you think my idea to use the underlining for fitting is brilliant? Have you ever been accused of being boring? I didn’t think so.