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Oh God, my back hurts, I must be sewing... [Oct. 30th, 2010|02:06 am]
Verminius Rex
 I got the costume pants hemmed easily enough, just had to shorten them about 3 inches (lop off 2 inches, serge the seam, sew cuff 1 inch in). After that I processed some more shirts from the recycled clothing bin into 8" squares for a rag quilt I'm working on. It will be a 3 layer quilt, I cut up a black sheet that got a hole torn in it for the middle layer, the top and bottom layer will be tshirts.

So tonight I spent more hours than intended cutting up shirts while watching Spartans killing Persians in "300", then sewing squares of the three layers together with a simple X. I got maybe two rows worth of squares done, although I have no idea how big it will be. I'll see how many squares I can sew together before needing to cut up more shirts, and how big of a quilt that would make. I have no idea on what pattern I'd do since its kind of a mishmash of shirt colors. 

On a side note, I may have found the black and white striped fabric online for a better Beetlejuice suit. I don't need to make it anytime soon, but finding a simple striped fabric in black and white of the correct stripe width is more difficult than you would think. My costume suit has stripes about 1 1/4" wide, the fabric I found is 1 1/2" wide and $8.95/yd. I bookmarked the fabric for later use, I have another obnoxious suit I want to make first. 

Swimming today with the kids and the clinician has worn me out in a big way. And with winter rapidly approaching I need to work on our pool routine a bit, because when it's cold you can't just drive home in damp swimsuits wrapped in a towel. Kiyan is now pretty good about changing after swimming, but I think that by getting us all sweatsuits (or at least sweatpants) we can minimize what we bring and change into after swimming. I'm all about minimizing the stuff I have to lug around with the two kids. 

Tomorrow is going to be busy, but I have a party to attend in the evening. Then Sunday is the annual downtown trick or treating, followed by hitting a few of the neighbors and handing out candy of our own. I'm pretty sure I have enough this year, especially after forgetting to bring a bag to the PTA potluck last night for the school trick or treating. Oops. 
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