Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Floating on a cloud...

...not exactly. ;) It is quite nice nowadays. I feel a little bit jumpier, in the spirit. I just wish you all would continue praying as hard for me, or harder, because I still feel as lost as ever. Ahh, well.

The chemises (you hear too much about them, don't you?) are quite, well, closer to finished, since I last posted. I have finished one front of a chemise. It looks quite brilliant. There are twenty-two tucks on it, I believe, eleven on each side. Sadly, one side is wider in its tuckiness than the other. It looks odd. But it isn't bad. It won't worry up anything. It's very minute. ;)

It also uppifies me that the ladies on the Sewing Academy say that my chemise is very nice (two said so, so far, but I am guessing it's fine).

The cottownood tree was (and I believe still is) lit up perty nice today. Wish we lived in the country, and could see the horizon, and burn piles of wood on the lawn. Or rather, the fields. ;) I don't believe in lawns in the country. Wouldn't you think that, instead of lawns, there would be fields and fields of beautiful, rolling, long grass, even near the house? Who wants a carefully cut and tended crop of grass in front of their house? It completely murders the idea of a pretty rural lifestyle. Except, I don't believe in that, either. I just want to live like I need to make my own living, make a home, raise a family. That's my way. ;)

I'm such a goof. I put the labels for the post in before I finished writing this post... and, well, among it is wind. So, the wind was lovely today, and we got some rain (I don't know if I already said), and it has been quite amazingly lovely, with a tad of thunder, today.

Let me see. On Saturday, Mummy, Gina and I went to JoAnn's and got lots of stuff. I got some fabric for a blanket. I already had one part of it before, from Mill End Textiles, which is a lovely, cute sheep-fabric with a blue background. Very nice. It's going to be the border of the blanket. I also got a 50-50% cotton-bamboo batting because the 'cotton' batting was really 20% polyester and 80% cotton, and I hate polyester. Not to mention, it breatheth not as well as natural fibers. Therefore, we ended up with cotton-bamboo. And it's incredibly soft. And looks lovely and natural. Then, I got some dark blue flowersy fabric, and some dark blue flannel to go on the back. I have a picture somewheres, but I can't post it yet. ;) I'll try to show y'alls it sometime. It's rather lovely. I was also thinking that when it was finished, I could randomly embroider sheep on the flowered calico part of it (which is on the top of the blanket, bordered by the sheep calico), when I felt like it. So it will be a very sheepy blanket (so lovely!) And, considering, I might even embroider the flannel side of it when I feel like it. Who knows what it'll look like in twenty years! Just imagine!

Another thing I got was a lovely windowpane sheer fabric, white. I will make myself a corded sheer sunbonnet out of it as soon as I can get a pattern made. I got a yard, wish I got four, but there was less than two yards on it, I believe. I wish we got to get the whole bolt, but we didn't, ahh, well. I didn't want to make mum get more than she thought she should, even though I KNOW I could find something to use it for (undersleeves, another sunbonnet, who knows?). Evil little Rettling hath many ideas. ;)

So, that's about it. I will try to post pictures soon, but it's hard to do it. REALLY hard. I just can't do it on every computer, so I never get it done. Grrrr. >:-|

You've heard what I'm up to, now fear me! My birthday's in about twelve days (hurrah!), so I'm going to be, well, ancienter than I am now. Of course, I'm ancienter as the seconds slip by, so this doesn't really make sense, does it? (Heh heh. Randomnity!) Also, Bryan and Vicki are going to pop up on the 16th, stay till the 18th, and boyyy we've got to DO things! It shall be interesting. We've never had people really sleep over at our house before, AND our house is a dreaded mess. ;) (But, we got the dining room table finally cleaned off, and Gina's sewing on it. Heh heh.)

*edit* I forgot to say, the gadget things at the side of the screen are messed up. I can't fix 'em on this computer for some dumb reason of its own (possibly related, I think, to the Gmail-not-working thing). Awful. As well, on Sunday, I got to do my hair in a new way. My mum did a flip on it (and remarked about how much more thick my hair is now than it was, well, the last time she did it, which was probably half of my life ago, really) after I twisted the sides so that they would keep the bangs in, then I braided down the back and I still, well, haven't redone it because I'm too lazy. Another thing I did on Saturday somewhat non-officially is not washed my hair with shampoo... the reason of which is complicated and I will state later. It's really quite brilliant; my hair isn't greasy yet after four days. WH00T!

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