Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ugh. I have some kind of sinus head cold thing. I started feeling sick last week, although yesterday was definitely the worst with some kinda of gross eyeball feeling, pounding headache, nonstop sneezing, and stuffed up nose. From 3am to 6pm I stayed on the couch, but apparently felt well enough to take an instagram vanity shot.
Today I'm well enough to venture outside. The housecleaners came today to do their magic, so I cleared out of the house when they got here and went to the fabric store to pick out something decent for a new sewing project. I instantly got overwhelmed with the fabric selection. Print or solid? Cotton or wool? Lightweight or something heavier? I eventually picked out some kind of rayon or synthetic print. It looks nice and the woman helping me out said that it shouldn't be very difficult to work with. And if all goes well, I'll sew the pattern again with something a little nicer. It's been years since I sewed anything substantial with a sewing machine, so I hope this will be more enjoyable and less painful than, say, embroidery.
The dress pattern is about as basic as you can get. The pattern only has two pieces. No zipper even. There's minor pleating and I have to use bias tape, but I think it should be fairly straight forward. Wish me luck!
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Yes, it's 2012. For New Year's eve, Tom and I put on our fancy clothes and went to a fancy-schmancy dinner party at our friends' L and D's house up the hill. The theme of the party was the 12 signs of the Zodiac, and so it was a 12-course dinner, where each course was based on one of the zodiac signs (click the photo to zoom in). And of course it wouldn't be a NYE party without drinks aplenty. I wore a pewter-blue, satin shirt-dress, which was so comfortable I felt like I was wearing jammies (hello, expandable waist!) – perfect for gluttonous eating and drinking. We wrote mad-lib style fortunes. Tom's were hilarious, something like running away from your spouse because divorces are expensive. Is he trying to tell me something?
It's gonna be a good year. I don't make resolutions, but I do have a constant (though not necessarily active) goal of improving myself. You know, be more patient (especially to Yoshi), be happy (not negative), not worry so much (this is really hard), declutter my house, figure out what I want to do with my life. Stuff like that. Oh, and blog more.
Happy New Year!