Do you know what that is? It's a letter from my USMC Recruit son. Did you hear me scream this afternoon? ;-) It's only a fill-in-the-blanks form letter with his official address (which I already had from his recruiter), but at least some of it is in his handwriting so it's sort of a real letter, right? And this means others should soon follow. Before he left, I told him that I knew he wouldn't have much time to write so even if he only could squeeze in 1 sentence, to just stick it in an envelope and SEND IT. I can't wait until I get some real news from him. But I guess I have to. C'mon Mr. Postman!!
Meanwhile, I've been working in dribs and drabs on another Sunshine top. It's gonna be "summer" here for a few more months, so I'm still sewing hot-weather clothes. I don't think I even own anything wool.
I thought you might be interested in seeing the huge number of pins I use when attaching the gathered front to the neckband. Usually, I don't use very many pins. And if it's a straight seam, none. But for gathers, I pin the bejeezus out of it and then sew right over the pins (gasp!). Works every time.
Here's where it stands now. I probably won't make any more progress tonight because it's now NFL season, baby, and the first game is in one hour. Woot!! Go Vikes! (But I love those Saints too.)
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