I put my buttons back on my 1/2008 #105 blouse last night during Last Comic Standing and got to wear it to work. So many compliments. I’m ashamed it took me 18 mos to fix it! But, I must say, I don’t love it like I did the first time. I see several things that I would do better if I were sewing it now. It’s remarkable how much you progress without realizing it. Most importantly, I would use good interfacing. This is from when I was still using the cheap stuff and it’s wrinkly in in the collar. Such an interesting pattern. Would love to make it again this fall.
If you don’t read the PR boards you may have missed this bit. Two weeks ago I colored my hair (which I have done more times than I can count). I first do a lift, then put in the red. Well, for some reason I used a different lift and the red just didn’t take. My hair was a golden orange color. Of course, I did this on Sunday night around 10 p.m. I had to go out to the drugstore in the hood in the middle of the night to buy a semi-permanent rinse so I coulg get to work the next day. I made Trena stay on the phone with me the entire time and brow beat her about if I should try to cover it with red or just go darker. I went darker. It’s starting to wash out now (because it’s a semi-permanent) but just around my hairline — which is still orangy red. I think I’ll just leave it alone and see where I end up in a few weeks. And, maybe it’s time to embrace the color the Lord gave me.
And, my Axiom shopper pannier bags came. I love a bargain. These were on clearance for 50% off! Next time, I’ll try and make them with the directions that Marie-Christine sent. But, it would have cost me more in fabric this time than the completed bag. And, this way — I’ll have a pattern 😀 I’ve now ridden downtwon four times. Today was the first time I did it by myself (I have a friend who rides daily and have been going with her). Now, I just need to work on riding back home (it’s mostly uphill).