Monday, September 8, 2008

Music Monday...Name that Tune...A Contest

It's another Monday and I thought it would be fun to kick it off with a pattern giveaway. I am cleaning out my pattern stash and thought this would be a fun way for someone to pick up a pattern. The pattern is McCalls 2593 circa 1970, Misses' Dress or Top and Pants, Size 12, Bust 34. It has interesting princess seaming in the front and optional pockets. Name the song and artist from the following lyrics in a response to this post: "You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself". I will do a random drawing of the correct entries on Friday. On to other news, here is a picture of where the Deeter's old folks home will be located. The old man is my hunny...I had to really do some talking for him to step out from behind a tree. The property has a lot of trees on it, which will be great for providing a buffer from the road. Many of the neighborhoods in Lapine are on gravel or dirt roads, so a buffer will help keep the dust down. We are also located almost at the end of the road, so their won't be a lot of traffic past our home. The back edge of our property backs up to dedicated farm land, so their won't be any homes going in behind us and to the east is where the elk like to bed down in the winter, so that will be fun to watch them. We have seen fresh deer and elk tracks every time we have visited it and it is not uncommon in that area to have wildlife visit. Our friends have resident deer that come eat all the time. In fact, Jo-Jo, the might pom who shudders when he sees a fly, had a hey-day chasing a forked horn on vacation (A tense moment for Pommie-Mommie as I chased Jo and the buck down the road) Luckily the deer was more freaked out than Jo, so he didn't turn around and stomp him! Whew!!! Must teach dog that chasing deer is not a good idea! Lastly, I thought I should post a picture of a recent project since this is my sewing blog. This is my first version of my Jalie's sweetheart top. Not bad for my first muslin. I definitely will be making more with both sleeve variations and will try it without the bust gathering as well. I have several other projects finished, but no pictures yet. My photographer is usually busy when I get dressed and not in the mood when I get home from work!!! Guess I need to drag out the old tripod!

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Do you like the Jalie pattern? I have yet to try one, but I've liked almost everyone that I have seen reviewed...including this one that you're modeling.

BTW, I'm looking forward to seeing your version of the Chetta B knit dress!

West Coast Boomer said...

to be "old folks home" I giggled as I read it. I'm still getting used to living in Oregon...such an immense state! But happily I'm away from the Florida Gulf where we managed to go through FIVE hurricanes in the two seasons we lived there. Oregon weather is much better.

Sewfast said...

Amen West Coast Boomer...I don't think I would last long in Florida with the hurricanes. I grew up near Seattle and have lived in Oregon most of my adult life. Where are you at in Oregon? Mary

Dawn said...

Cute retro pattern. Which I had seen your blog earlier in the month. :) I love interesting seaming. Cute Jalie top too. I love them. They make the best fitting pants.

Dawn said...

I hate it when I type fast and make stupid errors. Obviously "which" should have been "wish".