Last year was the year of the skirt, I made many of them from the same pattern and I still wear them when the weather is warm, which is a lot of the time here in Florida. This year I decided to try and sew some shirts. I wanted something light weight and easy to wear that was not my standard white t-shirt.
Believe me when I say I have a difficult time sewing. I really can't seem to sew a straight seam, but I try and I think it is kind of fun. I dusted off my newish machine Ms. Anna, and got to work.
This pattern is New Look 6891. I adapted the front and back because all the fabric I bought was not going to work well with a seam down the middle. I find it almost hysterical that I am adapting anything as far as sewing is concerned. I made these last weekend after my head cleared a bit.
I bought these beautiful fabrics at a new and local quilting store. They are more expensive than Joann's but the variety is so much more fun. I did not iron them on purpose for this photo shoot because 1. I am lazy and 2. I don't see myself ironing them this summer, I want a top I can just put on and go. I have three more to make with the same pattern but those will have sleeves which I actually think will be easier then this crazy arm band thingy I had to make fit. Notice you are not getting a real close-up, of the neckline or arm binding, my sewing is atrocious.
Yesterday when I got home from work and the grocery store I had a bit of a scare. I put down my groceries, went to rinse out my strawberries and grapes and noticed something strange. There was an odd, dark shape on the carpet inside my house by the sliding glass door. I went closer to investigate and found this black racer snake inside my house, with his tail on the carpet, and his body on the track of the slider. I just about had a heart attack! I ran and grabbed a towel and threw it on Mr. Slime completely missing of course as throwing anything has never been my strong point. The snake then moved under Little Buddy's excavator which was located next to the door. I ran and got a broom, picked up the towel, threw it on the excavator and opened the door and swept everything including the snake out the door.
Here you can see the snake making a getaway. It went up under the wooden paneling on my house. My son actually was amazed I had the time to take a photo of the snake. He underestimates the power of a blogger whose camera is always near, and who actually thinks about taking a photo of a snake inside her house before getting the actual snake out, but then comes to her senses and gets the snake out before it can hide up under her sofa.
I know my husband left the slider open for Max to bark at the pool, then I am sure Mr. Slime thought it would be fun to come inside. Lucky for all of us he did not venture far and went back to the slider to try and get back out. Little Buddy was at school and Max my ever vigilant watch dog was no where to be found. Mr. Slime is still out on my back pool area, slithering around or hiding which gives me the creeps. But better out there than inside my house!
As soon as Little Buddy returned from school he got a car and made it to his favorite place to play, yup right where that snake was!
I swear my heart has not stopped pounding! I think a nice picture of a flower might help.
I have had another week of migraines and missed a lot of work and your posts. Seems the computer really bothers my eyes after I have had one.
I hope to catch up with you all this weekend. Have a great day and stay away from snakes, even non- poisonous ones.