This is Linus July. My Mom donated the brown yarn and I added in scraps of the other colors. Even though it's kind of heavy, it's still cheerful. I hope it goes to some kid in hospital. It's always cold in hospitals. We are going to do the Linus retrospective photo shoot before I do the drop off tomorrow, so you'll be seeing this one again, real soon.
And, since I finished a crochet project, I also started a crochet project. This is the rug. All cotton. The plan is to dye it and see how that works. Red hides stains in my kitchen real good. I'm hoping a good trip through the dryer will shrink it just enough to tighten it up a bit and make it a bit more solid. Last step will be to baste it to a non-skid mat and find a bare spot on the floor.
This is Sydney's princess style shirt pattern. See all that masking tape? That's where I added size to the pattern. I trace all my patterns with black pen onto plain old gift wrapping tissue. Then, when adjust the pattern, I adjust all the pattern markings with a red pen. It made it really easy to cut out the real shirt this morning. It is the brightest green solid and is going to look terrific against her dark skin tone. So, here's the thing. She wants the girlie clothes. She wants me to make them. But, she hasn't had the courage to wear any of them out of the house yet.. I can see her tentatively stepping into a change in style, but not really being ready to take the leap yet. I'm good with that. Going to try to lead her to trying new styles on vacation when nobody she knows can see her. We'll see. In the meantime, I'll make the water and take it to the horse, and I promise not to try to make her drink it.
Next picture is my dh being wierd. I can't put a camera in the man's hand without him taking some really tragic picture of me talking. Here, he asked me a question about the camera. But, the question was just an excuse to get the camera near my face so he could take a picture of me answering him. Wierdo. Gonna keep him.
This picture is of my shorts muslin. Yes, that is from the same sheet that Sydney's shirt muslin came from. And, it is hideous as a pair of men's shorts. But, only you will ever see me in them.
I need more shorts like this, but they're between $25 and $30 in the store.
I have yards and yards and yards infinitum of fabric that would make great shorts like these.
What I have and what I need are about to meet up in the form of a pair of green shorts for vacation.
Sydney says I can hem them this high, because I have nice legs from working out. Wow, a compliment from the kid who usually suggests I wear a birka to cover all my gross old manness.
Everybody have a great Friday. I'm working from home. The neighbor has guys working on her fence that are going to be tramping through my back yard all day. I know it's overprotective that I don't want to leave my kid home alone. But, that's just not important when I think of what could happen. This time, it's okay to overparent.
See ya'. Lane