Just a line to tell you all that I have several blog posts that I have been working on. The writing part is going along well, the hold-up is in the photos. I have either not taken enough photos, the photos are too blurry to use, or I still need to edit them. I use an online editor and the internet slows way down when it’s warm, just like everything else around here.
The other day it was a mind numbing 43ºC which is 109.4ºF, for the first time in a quite awhile I didn’t find the pool water too cool. Husband just walks into the pool like he’s taking a stroll, I dip my feet, then slowly work my way up to my waist. He says that the hot air makes the contrast stronger and I should just jump in. Like in so many things, he is probably right, but that doesn’t mean that I am changing my ways. Today it might reach 86ºF which is just about perfect, though your opinion may vary.
I have been sewing quite a bit lately. BK is going NOB soon and I sending a package to Las Nietas. I have two capes made, one dress finished and one needs about five minutes work to be done.
It’s Me Made May (MMM), and I decided to particpate, then I realized that mostly I have costumes not clothes. I have been working on my wardrobe so next year I definitely will join in. Me Made May is about wearing what you sew. Here’s an article about it. In a nutshell, you design your own MMM pledge regarding wearing what you made during the month of May.
Off hand, I currently have hanging in my closet- two tunics, a vest, and two pairs of leggings that I’ve made. All of those I’ve sewn this year. I also refashioned one t-shirt, two tunics, three skirts, and a vest. All of which I wear except one of the skirts. Ironically, it’s this one because I don’t seem to have
much anything that matches it.
I also want to announce that starting May 1st, I decided to do a year of Make it or Mend it. For one year, I will not be buying anything new except shoes and underwear. I’ll either be buying 2nd hand (called medio uso in Mexico which translates into half used) or making it myself. I am only going to buy materials after I have scoured my stash. I am firmly committing myself to the DIY lifestyle.
To quote the Terminator,”I’ll be back”…