I have been sewing away. I was asked to make a Halloween costume for a little girl. While not historically accurate it was intended to have a Rennaissance feel. Because of how small it has to be alot of it was done by hand which slowed me down alot! Unfortunatly I made a mistake with the straps by sewing them together first and then when I went to turn it of course I couldn't..... So I had to rip that out, turn it, and resew it down by hand. Then I had to rip out parts I did with the sewing machine because it wasn't laying right. Add that to the ripping out I had to do with the chemise to add a gusset. As I was ripping out yet another seam my husband made the smart a$$ comment that I was ripping out alot of stuff lately. I have never had the urge to stab someone with a seam ripper as strong as I did at that moment.
I was also able burn my husband's costume. No this was not punishment for what he said. It was actually in the plans. I need to make a black belt and that costume is wearable for Halloween. Then Gauntlets and it is done for costume con. That will be great. I can finally say I have at least one costume ready.
I still need to make myself another petticoat for my Regency costume that I will be wearing for Halloween. Fabric was bought last weekend I just need to drop it in the wash this morning. Then to make a purple kimono for my hubby's friend... Okay so I have alot to do still. Hopefully I can stay away from the game....
Still alive and enjoying my break from school. I got my grades. An 'A' in the computer class and a 'B' in English. Not to bad. I did worse then I thought I would in English, which was always one of my best subjects in school. The grammer part kicked me in the butt.
Question to anyone willing to answer, and who went to college, on my friends list. What was your GPA? I have had a few professors tell me that I shouldn't expect an A out of the class(es). The whole thing about I am in college now and the work is college level blah blah blah. So for those who have already gone or are going, should I really not expect an 'A' from my classes? I seriously feel bad if I get a 'B' on papers but I don't want to be setting myself up for failure.
Okay away from college talk. I am on break and I want to enjoy it. I have been cleaning bits and pieces of my house everyday. I like it better that way, doesn't wipe me out as much. I am also cross stitching away on the Chrismas ornaments that I am making for presents. I have the toddler's chemise done except for the sleeves and bottom hem. I will start on the over dress tomorrow. All I have left to do on the hubby's costume is to distress the thing. Which I will be doing tomorrow also. I promise to have pics up tomorrow!
I need to take a few mins away from school work before I go insane. This whole weekend was wrapped around that... well sort of. Saturday morning I walked in a Breast Cancer awareness walk. 5.5 miles. Whoo hoo me! It rained the entire time... So I ended up with my thighs rubbed raw, and blisters. Very ouchie.
Then I studied for my computer class and did laundry. Sunday and Monday were about finishing up my research paper and dishes and laundry, Only to find out Monday night at class it was about a page shy. Tuesday was more studing for the computer class final and paying bills. Today I took half of my computer class final worked out and finished up the Reasearch paper, and outline and bibliography. Blah blah and more blah. Then. Just in case I thought I was done. I was looking through my syllabus and remembered the journals... Yeah the journal entries I haven't done yet.... That I need 24 of and only have 5 of. AGHHHHHHHHHHHH.
But somewhere in there I was able to attach and iron out the bais trim around the collar of the Drunken master outfit. :)
Okay off to do my best attempt at finishing up a few journal entries before class.
I decided I would say hi and update on here before I poured myself in all the papers I have to edit, write, and rewrite.
Back to re-writing :(
Last night after class I couldn't sleep so I popped in an episode of CSI, (I have been watching those from the start :) I am almost done with the third season now,) and started sewing a little. I finished all the seams and decided they needed to be french seams. After I finished up that I had finished two episodes of CSI and it was time to go to bed. School work may be sucking away my time I'll just take that time back from un-needed things like sleep:)
School has been a little overwhelming this week. I am so glad I only have two more classes, tonight, and tomorrow. I am not sure how I did on the first half of my midterm today but I don't have a happy feeling about it. I also don't have a happy feeling about the paper I am handing in today.... This is not a good sign anyway you look at it.
My goal before Monday is finish whatever homework my English teacher is going to throw at me tonight and finish my computer class assignment. (Bleh and more Bleh). When I finish those I am going to see if my ancient beast of a computer can run the GW game aviendioraand Ryhnn sent me. It probbaly won't be until late Friday or Saturday that I will get to play because my assignments will take me at least that long :( Oh yeah! and finish the overtunic.
I hope everyone is sewing away happily on something pretty or fun!
In other news.....
I started on Chris' top yesterday also. I got as far as drafting the pattern drawing and cutting it out and sewing the shoulder seams together. Then I pondered for about half an hour how to place the ties in with french seams. I may be nukeing the problem but it took me forever to figure out where they would be and how they would face. Hopefully I will finish the white part of the top today and I can start on the blue over tunic top part. They both should go together quite easily and besides the distressing parts I should finish it up this weekend. I probably just jinxed myself though. I have a paper to write and an outline due for one class on Monday, And in the other class I have an Excel project to turn in. We shall see....