Wednesday, November 7, 2007

On Deck

There are only two things that really have to get done today. One is a haircut for me at noon. The other is a trip to Walmart for some more fire ant killer. We go through that stuff at an alarming rate. I sprinkle the mounds when I'm out in the yard with the dogs. I'm not sure if the ants are actually dying or just moving to a new "neighborhood" in the yard. Probably both. But it makes me feel better to at least be trying to eradicate them. Fire ants are one of the worst things about Florida (and the southern U.S. in general).

So, in view of my lighter schedule, I'm going to start on yet another pair of jeans for me from Simplicity 4068, my TNT fly-front pants pattern, which I noticed yesterday is now out of print. I'm going to use the brown denim from FFC that I just bought/received/prewashed, and I'm hoping to have them finished in time for the (last!) football game on Friday night since it's supposed to be cool temps and my usual mom uniform capris will look silly and feel chilly. When I re-traced the pattern last month (was it last month or the month before?), I also made pattern pieces for scoop front pockets instead of the slash front pockets. My preference is for scoop so I'm looking forward to this little change. ETA: Oh! I just remembered that during that re-tracing session, I made a back yoke for this pattern. Yay! (I tellya, the brain is Jello these days!)

Also on the "on deck" list is some sewing for my sons. I think it's been almost a year since I last sewed anything for either of them. Sheesh. Bad mom. For DS#1, I want to make him Simp 4287, View C (also out of print) and for DS#2, a morph between his TNT Burda pattern and Simp 3891. The morph will just be the tucks at the front knees, as I don't want to do the rest of the cargo styling of the Simplicity design. Belinda gave me some great ideas after my ramblings to her via email about how to accomplish those tucks. I don't yet have the Simplicity pattern, but after seeing Belinda's sketches I want to see how Simplicity drafted the front leg pieces. And then I'll probably just do what she suggested anyway. ;-) I'll wait until the 11th when Simplicity patterns are on sale again.

1 comment:

  1. We used to get fire ants like crazy when we lived in Dallas - they would just move from yard to yard. That is until my dad decided to set fire to a mound (he almost burned down the house) - that got rid of the whole mess! LOL.

    I can't wait to see your upcoming projects!


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