Monday already? I know I'm not the only one thinking that this morning. At least I hope not. However, it is supposed to get up to 80 (!) today, and I'll gladly suffer through a Monday for that.
We had a lowkey weekend. No guests, no plans. We did our grocery shopping Friday night and came home to a power outage--those are getting more and more common and I'm not a fan. Saturday we had a few errands to run, including an oil change for ol' Gus, who has been going on the same oil since October, even though we did the 800-mile move in January. He's alive, that's all that matters. With all the free time I decided to finally tackle the Amy Butler Anna tunic. This tunic would've only taken me one day if it weren't for those damned yokes. I know I've read countless other blogs talking about the yokes--some wanted to scream at them, others didn't have a problem, and I have to say, they made me rethink completing it. The diagrams didn't make sense and it took hours to finally understand.
If anyone is having the trouble I did, just keep going. It helped me to take a break (for the night) and to visalize it. It also helped to pin the arm holes closed. Ms. Butler doesn't mention it, but I kept sewing the yoke on and getting it stuck inside. Also, I basted each time until I was absolutely sure I had it. It took three bastings, but I finally got it!
There are, of course, a few small mistakes, but I don't think they're noticeable to anyone but me. I hope not, anyway. Just don't tell me if they are.
As I've said before, I'm the world's worst hand-sewer, so the buttons were less than fun. I'm hoping they don't fall off. But hey! I sewed buttons! Never done that before.
To usher in spring I bought some flowers from Whole Foods. Everyone has been talking about ranunculus lately, and I almost went for those, but I like to buy flowers that haven't opened yet and all the bouquets were open. Boo. I'm also eagerly awaiting peony season. They're one of my favorites!
I bought tulips instead. I love tulips more than anything. These, amazingly, were all tight and closed when I picked them up. I put them in a vase once I got home and then went back to sewing. Once I was done with the tunic I walked into the kitchen and they looked like this! I was surprised beyond anything. They're now sitting next to the sewing machine.
So that was my weekend. Coming this week: books! And hopefully a job for Nick! And a sewing class with Betz White! And Jake's birthday! And drag queen brunch! It's going to be a good week.