I had good intentions of sewing my short coat yesterday. However, Monday had a different plan in store for me.
Bret was home from work yesterday. For whatever reason, I find that I can’t sew when other people are around – I have some sort of mental block (I do fine, however, if others around me are sewing). Does anyone else have this? I can’t figure out why. I think that it’s because I get so distracted by their presence (for example I think of something I want to say to them, stop sewing, and start talking about whatever came to mind). I was able to trace the pattern from the magazine and cut out most of the boucle fabric – at least that’s a start!
To add to the distraction, we started finding a huge number of flies in our house – something like 6 or 8. I know that the weather had been warmer over the weekend and that there was more coming and going (i.e. more doors opening), but this was a huge number to find in our house. We started wondering if someone (Taylor) had left some sort of food item that had gone bad somewhere in the basement. That’s when Bret realized that he was finding the bulk of them near the downstairs living room window. So I opened up the mini blinds (which we keep closed a majority of the time) and there, inside the window well was a dead, rotting possum. EUGH! So we went outside, only to find the window well covered in flies. It looked like something out of The Amityville Horror. We took pictures, but I’ll spare you the grotesqueness. Fortunately, Bret was home to get rid of that thing (he tried fishing it out first, but chunks of fur just came off) and then we rinsed out the window well and sprayed it down with bug killer. Next on my agenda is to caulk up the basement window to keep bugs from getting in.
Today, I got distracted again – but, this time it’s a video game. I’l admit it, I’m a gaming junkie at times. Today was the release of the new Mortal Kombat Armageddon game. Bret and I have been playing this game series since we got married – we even went to watch the touring Mortal Kombat show when it came to Wichita years ago (and sadly, we’ve seen the movies too). So I went to Best Buy this afternoon to pick it up. Let me say, that I can’t stand Best Buy. Every time I go in to purchase a newly released game, they don’t ever have it out. I can stand there and argue with the sales person, show them the flier, etc. and they never take my word for it that it’s been released. I think that because I’m a woman (and I hate to be stereotypical), they don’t think that I know what I’m talking about – especially because I’m interested in a ‘fighting’ game. Today, I got the whole “we don’t have it, it’s not released yet, blah, blah, blah” that I normally get. So, I went to GameStop and picked it up – Bret thought that I should take it back to Best Buy and wave it in their face. I contemplated it.
Enough rambling and back to sewing (as if this post wasn’t long enough) – I’ve received several more entries into the Fabric Scrap contest – I’m going to be working hard getting up a photo gallery later on this week so you can see the wonderful entries that I’ve gotten in! Keep up the great work and don’t forget there’s still plenty of time to enter! Lastly, I’ll leave you with this – a model (WARNING: NUDITY) from the Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear Hussein Chalayan Runway collection. I would like to know exactly what is the ready to wear part?