Friday, November 29, 2013

Found!

So, I got off work at noon on Wednesday (nice!). Stopped by the grocery store for a few things NOT Turkey Day related, and then came home to clean up the house before Tyler's arrival.

Vacuumed the family room, the kitchen (pre-mop), the living/dining rooms (barely, since no one ever goes in there), my bedroom, and finally ... the sewing room, which was in dire need what with the layer of thread (and pins ... oops) covering the carpet.

While in there, I made my way with the vacuum into the corner with the mirror, where I had laid down a pattern (which shall remain nameless) to deal with putting away later. As I bent over to lift it  up so I could vacuum under it, I spied the corner of another pattern. "Hmmm ... what is that?" I wondered. You know what's coming, right?


Shuffle, shuffle ...


... the missing Christine Jonson wrap top.Yay!!!


Geez ... getting old is rough. Not only did I "lose" the pattern for a bit (which I have NEVER done before), but I have no memory whatsoever of taking it out, pressing it flat, and then apparently laying it aside on the floor.

But at least I found the pattern BEFORE I ended up ordering it again, which would've been today during the last day of the sale, even if somewhere along the way I seem to have misplaced my brain. (BTW, you can order CJ Patterns from Pattern Review and they will ship internationally. I'm thinking CJ will also ship internationally since the PR sales ship direct from CJ. Maybe worth another inquiry if you're interested.)

Thanksgiving yesterday was fun. Tyler arrived around 8:30 Wednesday night, with (surprise!) another Marine. By Thursday morning, he had (surprise!) another friend here too. Around noon, two of Alex's friends showed up (not a surprise). We pretty much doubled our expected eaters since Tyler himself was last-minute. And even though I actually reduced my usual quantity of food bought and prepared, we STILL had a TON to eat and now a TON of leftovers in the fridge. (But I do love me a turkey sandwich.)

Tyler, friend, and Alex are taking off for my stepson Michael's over in St. Augustine tonight for a night of barhopping and whatever 3 brothers do (I intentionally don't ask for details), with Alex returning home tomorrow night sometime and Tyler/friend going northward back to base.

Which means I will have a day alone for just me and the CJ Wrap. Hoping the mojo stays hungry ... we have patterns and turkey to get through. And pie. ;-)

Parting shot - As promised, the HP top and the (wrinkled from being at a desk all day) KS skirt after work this past Tuesday.



19 comments:

  1. Your outfit looks lovely on. Glad you found the pattern. I am regularly losing patterns!

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  2. Fun with all the boys for you. I have to sympathise - I'm always pulling patterns out and never remembering - it's does suck getting old. Still it was worth going to uni with 20 yo's so I could experience them say "I hope he doesn't ask me anything. I don't remember a thing since last semester!" That made me feel better!

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  3. Love the skirt and top and they fit nicely. Whooo hooo on finding the pattern. My luck would have been that I would have discovered it only after ordering another. :) Enjoy your time off!

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  4. I lost a vintage Vogue pattern that I expect to turn up one of these years -- hopefully during my lifetime.
    Every time I see that pool of yours I grow green with envy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the boys!

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  5. Yea, on finding your pattern and all the boys and their friends home. Your top looks great. Enjoy your day.

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  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. So glad you found your pattern.

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  7. Glad you found your pattern. I too had a similar experience with my glasses case. I accidentally found it hiding on my cutting table under some patterns, after about a week of frustrated looking. Your "flippy" skirt looks great on.

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  8. Yay!!! I 'lose' patterns/fabric/notions etc all the time. No idea why as I have perfectly good and organised places to keep these items ::sigh::

    I also wanted to ask about your fabric - I looked it up on fabric.com and it looks lovely - does it feel good on? There is a lovely dark purple that may have to make it's way across the border!

    Great looking outfit!

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  9. Your outfit looks great. I try to not lose patterns, but most of the time I only lose pattern pieces (such as neckfacings, which make me opt for bias binding all the time.)

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  10. Thanks for the pic! This s a great work outfit and I'm glad that you found the pattern.

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving, Debbie. How nice your Marine could come home. Great work outfit, I just love the color of the skirt. I cleaned my sewing room yesterday and found a fabric I'd been hunting for - it was right on my work table.

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  12. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving at your place and so glad you found the pattern. Glad I am not the only one who has things disappear and appear in the sewing room.

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  13. Good about the pattern, you've reminded me that I own it and have never sewn it.
    BTW I am impressed that you fed all those grown men and still had leftovers! Happy belated Thanksgiving.

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  14. You've never mislaid a pattern? I mislaid a sewing machine! Can't wait to see your next pattern. Your new teal skirt must move wonderfully when you walk. Happy Holidays.

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  15. You look great in that skirt! Love the top, great fabric. I lose patterns all the time which is not easy to do in my small sewing room but I manage to do it anyway--really drives my OCD tendencies wild. Glad your Thanksgiving was full of thanks & blessings!

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  16. Congrats on finding the pattern--yay! I know what that is like, though I tend to put the directions back in the wrong envelope after reading them and months/years later find them. :)

    Sounds like you had a great thanksgiving!!

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving Debbie.
    So glad you found your CJ pattern. Woo hoo.

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving, Debbie -- and congratulations on finding your pattern! I'm so glad it's THAT pattern, too -- I bought that one, but I have not tried it yet. I have had terrible results in the past trying to figure out how to do a FBA on a wrap dress so I'm really looking forward to seeing how you do this. Everything you make comes out looking great. Glad you have your boys home with you for the holidays, too!

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  19. CJ definitely does ship to Australia-I've bought quite a few patterns(as well as fabric) straight from her.

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