Sep. 21st, 2016

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Not having the Home geek around is obviously not good for me. It seems my motivation flew away in his suitcase

I did get some progress on the Madras dress - only for two days I was un picking every stitch I made because I kept making mistakes, or not thinking through how I would assemble the whole thing. Today was better - rather weirdly as I had the kids around and it's usually hard to concentrate with them in the house. Everything on the main dress is done except for hand sewing a lot of little things. The detachable overskirt is assembled and needs a waistband. I think I have - theoretically - solved the problem of attaching it to the main dress.

The Chardon gown is now on the backburner - the silk organza I got from PureSilks was totally NOT the swatch they sent me. By some sheer luck I had also ordered another fabric that ended up being said swatch. It took abotu two days for them to accept that I send the fabric back (at my own expense), and they should send me the other fabric instead. and refund me the difference. Fingers crossed for that.
Needless to say, they have been moved to the "oy, beware !" side of my providers. Okay if I'm not in a hurry, and have some flexibility as to what I really want only. *sigh*

Today was a bit better, energy-wise. I suspect yesterday's ballet lesson helped - it was still intense, but a bit better than last week. After physical therapy this morning I dragged myself to the market - good food always puts me back in a good mood. I only really needed parmesan, and a few ready-to-reheat meals. We had tourtons (fried pasties with potato-based filling) for lunch, and tomorrow evening, since we will be coming home late form Heimlich's physical therapy, we'll have pumpkin filled fresh italian pasta. While I was there I grabbed some veggies - mainly because they come from a local producer and are generally tastier than what we can find at the Saturday market - the tomatoes are fantastic, and since the HG isn't home they're just for ME ! Fresh tomatoes with a few leaves of lettuce and a dash of olive oil, walnut oil and balsamic vinager, mmmhhh....



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