Friday, July 13, 2007
A cowgal's gotta have a hat!
And the hat was finished this week too. And it was as big a hit as the coat :) This was a great project - the first time I've ever made any kind of jacket, so working out the self-facing bit was very cool indeed. I had never looked at how my shirts and jackets were made before, but now I'm checking them all out. Very ingenious!
Oh and the red you can see peeking out from the cuffs and collar in the previous post photos is not piping, it's actually contrast I put under the collar and inside the cuffs - I thought it would look good and it all worked out well, with matching buttons and all! My mother is quite gob-smacked (aren't you mum?) that I have discovered this crafty bent - I was useless at craft in school. But I had a harridan of a teacher who scared the bejesus out of me and totally discouraged any creativity. So a big raspberry to Mrs Ogilvy!
We we are an unhappy household here this week. I have been off work for a total of three days this week with either the flu or a very nasty head cold. I went in this morning after a day and a half off and by 11.30am I was feeling dreadful, my boss took one look at me and said 'go home'. So I did. Poor Romily is much worse than I am. She was pale and her eyelids were at half-mast all afternoon. She spent most of it in front of the telly, watching the Wiggles and Teletubbies. I got lots of fluids into her and managed to spoon in most of a one-egg ham and cheese omelette into her tonight, so she's getting enough sustenance. Let's hope she has a good sleep tonight and is better tomorrow. Me too for that matter! It's no fun being sick and being sick on the weekend just adds insult to injury really.
While feeling awful, I haven't been so sick that I couldn't make a start on my new project though. Only I will remember this post from last year! I bought some Christmas fabrics and had good intentions of making gifts for last Christmas, but it just didn't happen. It is this year though! I'll post some in-progress pictures next time round (with a warning to my mum to not look!).
Bring on the weekend and the road to recovery!