Friday, April 10, 2009

A Few Little "Woo Hoos"

1. After years of admiring them, I ordered my first pattern from Sense & Sensibility Patterns. The Romantic blouse pattern. I've been looking for a good blouse pattern for ages, and I plan on making a toile to fit my hard to fit self perfectly, taking it apart and then having a wonderful pattern for a nice flattering top on hand. Moving toward that uniform I've been wanting forever. Woo Hoo!

2. I was able to find everything Bethany needed to update her spring/summer wardrobe at the thrift store yesterday, and a big baskety purse to use as her knitting basket as well. I was fully prepared to go to a regular store, but she wanted to go to the thrift store first. All these lovely t-shirts in gorgeous sherberty colors, a twinset, a crinkle skirt and a linen jumper. She's a very conservative dresser, by choice. And that makes me glad. Woo Hoo!

3.I have a few little sewing projects on hand to keep me happy. Found some discount fabric that will make up a perfect skirt to go with B's new selection of t-shirts. Going to use this tutorial to get the dimensions and make it. Perhaps today. Woo Hoo!

4. A week or so ago, our cordless phone went through the dishwasher. An entire cycle. Of course we thought it was dead. We should name it Lazarus, because it lives again and is actually usable. It just took some time and some shaking (water would fly out when we shook it) for it to dry out. The brand is Uniden, for what it's worth. A cheapo phone. But still: Woo Hoo!

5. I discovered that BBC has a whole slew of period films and miniseries' that I did not know about. Wes and I just finished watching Wives and Daughters last night. och! So Romantic! Woo Hoo!

6. And the second half of North and South arrives from Netflix today. Can't stand the suspense. Woo Hoo!

7. I have discovered the joy and practicality of wearing a great big comfy apron in the kitchen and while I'm at home. It keeps stains off my clothes. I'm far too prone to get stains. I got my Lady's Kitchen Apron (another is on the way) from Katie's Mercantile. Woo Hoo!

12 comments:

Xallanthia said...

Wives & Daughters is a great book, too, as long as you're warned in advance about the ending. The author died when it was on the point of completion, so it doesn't actually have one. At the point where it ends you are sure what the ending must be (pretty much as the movie goes) but never see it actually happen.

Veiled Glory said...

Woo hoo! :P

Pres. Kathy said...

WOO HOO! I love those moments!

Mimi said...

I picked up an apron a couple of years ago, and love it!

Great list of good things.

Paula said...

You'll love the S&S patterns, I have quite a few. Try the Edwardian apron from them. It's my favourite apron ever. Good coverage, nice fit, flattering.

Prisca said...

Well, at least the phone is really, really clean!

mamajuliana said...

I have been an avid apron wearer for years. I have saved many a dress or skirt with one.

I bought the ladies horse and buggy apron from Katie as well as a kitchen apron. The horse and buggy apron make me feel really girly and 'mom-like'

I always forget to take my aprons off before I leave the house-which used to really upset the kids...now they are just used to their goofy mother.

elizabeth said...

I love aprons! wear them all the time...

glad for your good moments!

amberpeace said...

Are you getting the BBC shows from netflix?

Alana said...

Yes, Netflix rocks.

Muhala Akamau said...

Woo Hoo! This is all such good exciting stuff! My father-in-law told me about the BBC films...he has been enjoying them immensely. I am teaching myself to sew, and I press onward, even when I get frustrated! I can't wait to make pants and skirts that will be roomy enough for my 'generous' hips! All the best to you, dear heart.

Grace!
Muhala

Ahavah said...

ohhhhh pretty dresses!