Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Who likes alterations??

I am doing some alterations for my mil and while trying to remove the elastic in the first pair of pants - you know the kind that's sewed on with FIVE rows of stitching - I am once again reminded why I don't like doing alterations.  Also, she gave me the length for shortening the hem and when I measured it out, it looks like the pants will become pedal pushers.  AND the pants legs taper, so not sure how that's going to work.  I guess I will have to stop removing the waist elastic and take the pants back over to her to put on so I can see what's going on.  I was really hoping she would pin the pants legs up to the proper length instead of giving me a measurement.  I don't know where she measured from - top of waistband?  bottom of waistband?  I know it's not the inseam measurement, because then nothing would be taken off lengthwise.  Or maybe this pair of pants is the right length????  Ugh. 

On a more cheerful note, the music cabinet in my last blog is now holding my collection of Home Arts Needlecraft vintage magazines.  I now have more than half of all the issues published!  Woo Hoo!  I'm in the process of trying to put the articles online on my other blog.  As if I need a new project.  But I think overall it will be fun.

Well, time to head to the shower to get ready for a meeting of a new committee I joined two weeks ago - Arizona Quilt Documentation Project.  I volunteered to be secretary. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

New / old

Steve and I went antiquing today and this music cabinet came home with us.  I have been looking for one for a long time but was able to walk away from whatever I saw.  Not today.  I love it.  That's his humidor sitting on top.  The cats had to check it out - something new in the house.  Now to rearrange the living room to make room for it.  lol  Something in - something out.