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Leave and back to work

Well, after two weeks vacation, yesterday I returned to work.

I must say, this has been some of the best leave ever. And no, I did not travel, did not go anywhere, and spent most of my time at home reorganizing closets, cleaning, sewing and watching way too much Food Network shows and Pawn Stars marathons. I also gained a new respect for Rachael Rae, since I realized that she's cooking much healthier food than Melissa d'Arabian, who loves her butter and sugar as much as Paula Deen, only she teaches you to cook it for very little money.

I can hear my arteries clogging.


At any rate, I felt extremely productive. I had not realized just how stressed I had been for the past half year until a week into my leave. Then I went back to costuming and I managed to finish a couple of U.F.O.*, consisting in a blue linen doublet for me and a pair of linen wrist bands for geoffreyapclywd.

* According to the fabulous operafantomet: U.F.O. = "Un-Finished Object"

Additionally, I made a 16th Century black coat for myself which only needs to be hemmed, and cut mockup for an Italian capoto for ballistabob, which I hope to finish before KASF pending shipment of the grey wool that he ordered from bblackandsons.com.

The best part? The black coat was made out of leftover wool lying about in my sewing room. This begs the question, how did I manage to end up with a complete 4 yards of "remnant" wool after finishing the previous project that was no small garment? And why on earth had I purchased 6-7 yards of black wool? The world may never know, but I have a brand new coat and that's what counts.

And yes, pics are coming up as soon as I hem the stuff.

But at least I feel that I got my groove back (for now anyway), and that's no small feat.

I am happy.

Belfebe out.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 11th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
Perhaps it was some of the wool we got in Philly a few years ago at dirt-cheap prices? Just a thought .. .
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
Nope. I still have that one for a different project. This one I purchased from Simone a while ago at a Holiday Faire. I just wanted it for a doublet or a jerkin. Why I bought so much of it is beyond me, but I'm glad I did. :-)
Jan. 11th, 2012 08:29 am (UTC)
OK, is it silly that that UFO comment totally made my day?

But alas, I must admit I've only picked it up from others. I really wish I could take credit for it now, it made me feel so cool. Hahaha!
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, but you are very cool. And I had not heard the UFO thing before, so you may have not made it up, but you helped popularize it, lol.
Jan. 11th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
Haha, UFOs to the world!
Jan. 13th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
That wool site is ADDICTIVE!
Jan. 13th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
I know! And their quality is excellent. I have ordered from them before, and they are always consistent. I particularly love their wool flannels. They are yummy.
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