About three weeks back Tanitisis and I realized that we lived in the same city and arranged to meet up. I confess that I was just about as nervous as I was back in my Cupid.com days (yes, I did that). We met up at a coffee shop near my work in the more "artsy" district of town, and by district, I mean street—Saskatoon is not very big, but it does seem to have a little bit of everything.
We didn't even really talk sewing all that much, but we ended up having a lot in common, and I'm super pumped to have a sewing buddy in town. Even better, our meet up has drawn out another potential like-minded individual that lives in town and has a presence on PR. Jodi B (from PR), if you are reading this, I can't find you on PR, unless you are teasing me and actually live in Virginia.
Here we are according to my camera:
And here we are according to Tanitisis's
When searching PR I came across another blogger who looks like she may live in Toontown. http://butterfly-747.blogspot.ca/. I hope you don't mind that I've directed traffic at you (if you do, please leave a message and I'll remove the link).
Since my last post, I've seemed to come out of my sewing funk thanks in-part to Tanitisis, who also happens to work at Fabricland and mentioned in her last post that the stretch denim had gone on sale half price. I had spied some denim-look knit there a few weeks ago that I wanted to make into jeggings (really Erin, at your age? Didn't you wear stirrup pants once in your life? Isn't that enough?) Yes really. Now I have to make some appropriate tops that cover my ass so I don't feel naked when wearing them. There were some fit issues when I made them up that may be useful to others, so that will most likely be my next post.
I've also made a lot of other progress on my other projects:
1. knitted socks: finished. They are thick and warm, and fit my foot amazingly well.
2. knitted sweater: I finished all the pieces and then realized when trying to sew them together that I have to rip out the front and the back pieces to the start of the armpit shaping. Oh well, something to do while I watch tv.
All safey-pinned up and ready for quilting:
Après quilting with binding attached (but not finished):
Showing the backside which reveals my horrendous quilting. Here's hoping that's the side that gets pooped on most frequently.
A close up of the binding:
A close up of the cheater's version of a mitered corner.
All I have left is hand sewing the binding down—yet another thing I can do when watching more television.
And for all you haters of my fabric choice for the backing and the binding—I'm talking to you dear husband and sister who raised your eyebrows when you saw the plaid—you can suck it because I think it looks cute.
One more thing. Being from Saskatchewan, I don't like to to point out our extreme weather, because I really hate to perpetuate stupid stereotypes like "Canadians all live in igloos" or "drive dogsleds to work". That being said, I have to share a few photos of our spring weather this year (specifically after the storm we had this week).
This is a girl I was in a show with who posted this pic on Facebook:
Apparently, this has happened before though:
WTF. Why does anyone live here? Oh yes. Because they are friggin' crazy:
Trena, this picture is for you because I know that you bike—probably not with a skidoo helmet though. Ridiculous.