Friday, December 4, 2009

And so it begins

Last night I took time out from stressing about the move to cut out the fabric for Mario's jacket. Since I wouldn't have gotten to see him all evening otherwise, I took the cloth upstairs to his office and laid it out on the cat-hair-free carpet up there. Much easier than trying to keep it hairless downstairs, and easier than cutting it in the workroom since the table is still completely covered with craft stuff.

All the pieces are now cut, and the buttons are chosen. The choices are laid out on the fabric. Because of the funky lighting in the workroom, none of the buttons are quite as pictured. The light ones ae nowhere near that light; the square ones on the right are not as reddish purple as all that. The plain, dark ones at the bottom, well, they're plain and dark. And his first and only choice, so that's that.

Trust a man to go for safe. It's already a houndstooth check jacket. It's traditional. BWOF has given it cool (their word would probably be clever) pleated pockets, and I really wanted to use those square buttons. But apparently square buttons are only for dress shirts, not for jackets.

Today was the aunt move. We got up there by 9:30, had the first load on the truck by 10:00, and returned the truck at 5:00. In between we hauled 4 truck loads, and I unpacked and put away the contents of about 50 boxes. Most of it even in the right places. The new place is a lot smaller than her old house, but sometimes there's a point to new construction - it has more closets and way more electrical outlets in 3 rooms than I have in my entire 100 year old house.

Tomorrow is a normal Saturday: farmer's market, cooking, laundry and some sewing. At 5:00, I'm going to stop in at the craft show for their opening and see how it looks. I dropped off my stuff and set it all up last night, but I want to hit the opening and see how things go. The guy running the show thought the bags would sell well and encouraged me to bring more in to restock if I had time to make any more.

We'll see. Right now I can't even think about making more, but on the other hand I do still have a hefty pile of fabrics that I didn't touch before the deadline.

Okay, that's all. I'm done. I can't believe I'm going to sleep at 10:00 p.m. on a Friday night, but that's where I'm headed. More later, when my eyes uncross.


meredithp said...

Man, how did you get all that moving and unpacking done in one day? Plus you did the truck yourself? I wish I had your energy. Have to go through my mothers stuff soon. Apparently she won't move until I do (1000 miles away, though). Is there a pill or vitamin that you recommend :-)

Looking forward to the jacket progress.

Little Hunting Creek said...

I hate moving, so helping someone else move is the act of a saint. You deserve to do whatever you want on Saturday - even buying fabric :)

Rose said...

Wow! The Aunt is moved and the jacket pieces are cut. I bet you are one happy camper. Mario's button choice looks like a man. Geez - you have so many other neat choices! ..looking forward to reading about the jacket progress.

Elaray said...

Wow! A man's jacket. That's a project I'm terrified to attempt. I'll be watching your progress.

Gretchen the Household Deity said...

Congratulations on completing the move! I know that's been taking a lot of your time, energy, and mindpower lately. It is great to have it done!

Andrea said...

I'm glad you finally got your aunt taken care of. I love the fabric you picked out for Mario's jacket. I can't wait to see it completed.

Priyanka Dey said...

I would love to check out the final outcome of the jacket procedure of yours!!!

Please do visit my site at Angara.