This morning's waistcoat update: The Stanley Parable Deluxe Edition is really good
Latest draft of my waistcoat pattern is pretty much ready to go. I mocked this one up in a heavier muslin that behaves more like my wool and wool blends.
Next up: time to actually cut some fabric. Probably starting with a wool/rayon remnant, but not sure what I'm doing about lining. I might have enough to self-line.
These days the beds usually drain pretty well (I helped build the garden so I know our drainage setup and it should be up to the task). This is the first time this season I've seen standing water in the beds, even though we've had a fair few downpours.
Once we're back to wet soil instead of straightup mud, I'll top dress with fertilizer. I think that's what got us last year when nothing grew: the bed flooded a few times early in the season (while we were figuring out irrigation) and we didn't replace the lost nutrients after.
Huge thunderstorm last night. I went to check the garden plot this morning and one of our beds flooded. 3.5" of water over the course of a few hours will do that, I guess.
I syphoned the standing water out of the flooded bed and will check soil moisture this afternoon - hopefully they'll all dry out by end of day and we'll be okay.
Outline wise I think I'm finally on the right track (after two years of beating my head against it) because I've gone from feeling like I'm slogging through to keep the book from being too short to feeling like I've found something exciting to add.
And an update on the cedar chest: the lid is done. It needs replacement hardware so reattaching it is Future-Annalee's problem, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.
Didn't refinish the sides but might in the future.
Gentle reminder; don't brag about your cool crimes (like doing graffiti) on here. It's not a secure place. That's how people get caught. In general, it's important to learn to be happy being a secret bad ass.
If you need help doing cool crimes, only tell one or two people you'd trust with your life. Make sure they won't tell anyone, even if they get arrested. The Weather Underground and the people who exposed CoIntelPro got away with it because they all kept quiet.
The large format printer takes a lot of bench space but gosh is it handy.
I may try to build a stand for it under the sewing table.
This back hem may in fact be *too* long but I wanted to err on the long side, because I can always shorten, right?
Latest draft of the pattern, shown underneath the previous version for comparison. Longer back hem! (though I neglected to remove the dart-truing from the back so I'l need to straighten it out manually).
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