Friday, April 5, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday.. in which I show off my terrible sewing skills

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It's Friday!  Yay for 7QTF. Today, our homeschool coop was cancelled, so we had an unexpectedly free morning.  I thought to myself, Hmm, self...what should I do with my free morning.  I could go through our books to see which ones to sell at an upcoming curriculum fair.  I could bloggity, blog, blog.  I could rearrange my closets.  I could clean.

And, then my genius daughter said, Mom, can we sew that doll's shirt from the pattern Aunt Alison made us. 

I said, Daughter, you are a genius.  What a perfectly lovely thing to do on a rainy, Friday morning.

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And, then I spent the next six hours cursing (just kidding..remember we don't curse)..because the pattern which I though would be easy, was decidedly NOT easy.  You see, my sewing skills are extremely infantile.   Extremely.  It's a good thing that Aunt Al sent us a bunch of extra fabric, because we needed it.   It took me awhile to realize that where it said fold on the pattern, that meant you were supposed to place that along a fold.  Duh!  A sewing genius, I am NOT. 
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But, we did it!!!  We did it!   We made a matching doll shirt to match the shirt Aunt Al had made Heidi.  It even looks all right, if you don't look at it too closely.

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On an unrelated note, I just learned today that cockroaches can live for up to one month in a decapitated state. Lovely,  Who put that science book for the kids for the kindle anyway?    Let's all have a collective ewwww.  EEEEWWWWW!!
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In less than 2 months, we will likely be bidding adieu to the fair state of Florida. That makes me sad.  I won't miss the decapitated cockroaches though.

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 I'm excited that the show Call the Midwife is now available on Netflix, Season 1.  And, season two is airing on PBS.  Think I can watch both seasons at the same time?
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  1. Excellent job on the dress! Anyway it turned out is better than cleaning.

    Leaving Florida! Don't leave me here in this crazy state! I hope it is a move for the better.

  2. I think you need to add disclaimers when you are going to share information on roaches!! Reading that just before bed... I think I'm going to be dreaming about decapitated roaches scurrying around. Thanks Amelia! :)


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