"Everyone's coming to get materials to work on projects while shut in," the cashier at Joann's Fabrics said today.
Know how you get a mental picture of how you want a project to turn out?
I was looking for a pinstripe fabric- a soft, stretchy cotton with Lycra- to make a lightweight summer jacket. Will use the same pattern as the black corduroy jacket I made last August (pictured).
At the fabric store, there was no stretch pinstripe fabric. Darn. Two seamstresses convinced me this gray/black fabric would look great as a jacket. It's 97% cotton with 3% Lycra like the black corduroy jacket, but lighter weight for summer. The diamonds are small.
I'm such a conservative dresser, this is a stretch for me.
I hope a jacket in this fabric would look good with solid-color pants and shirt. Perhaps with black piping on the lapel.
What do you think?
I am a 73 year old artist who has worked as a photographer, filmmaker video producer, entertainer and songwriter, and most recently a substitute teacher and school bus driver. I am currently laid off from the school bus but I always have so much to do I am never idle. I ride bicycles and have been doing something I have been wanting to do for years, and that it scanning thousands of old negatives from as far back as my graduation from Philadelphia University of the Arts in the magical year of 1968! There are so many, that I may never finish, but it sure keeps me busy! Here are a couple of examples. BTW, the second picture is my classmate, Joe Dante, director of Gremlins, The Howling, The Burbs, Inner Space, and many more. Three of the others are self portraits I havent seen in many years. These are just a few I picked at random. There are literally thousands more to go. Keep busy!
I go out and get stuff I need. One guy I accidently asked directions from put his hand up and told me to stay away from him cuz of the virus he said "I have kids" there ya go the majority of germ carriers the world over and he has more than one.I'm glad as hell he didn't want me near him....whew.....he could have killed me.
Been watching lots of movies, I think showtime has free for a few days I DVR them for another time.
My birthday today right? I am significantly older than 60 at this point.
Have Miata wanted to check how to put down the convertible roof--then I put it back up and see I freaking TORE IT. Glued it?? LOL and used duct tape. My girlfriend's husband says if duct tape doesn't fix it use more duct tape.
Then go to change stupid dumb ass water filter under modular home, break a pipe, can't get the cover off, crawling out I banged my head on a steel beam cuz it's a crawl space with spiders and other creepy things. I crawled out of there with asthma I was so frustrated but plumber came right out fixed leaks put in new device for filters supposed to be easier. I have to have filters cuz my drinking water comes from a dirty creek I've seen dead animals floating in. I wish god had fixed it for me ..sheesh isn't that goober good for anything??? Cost over $200 but plumber was here fast. I must say faster response time than god.
Do you know how much crap a dog produces in a day? Well I have 3 shepherds and doggie bags. I get so excited if I can fit 3 dog craps in one bag, small thrill for the day. I am easily amused.
I'm working from home so, it is business as usual during the week.
What I'm doing this weekend is re-covering two kitchen chair seats and sewing up face masks for my daughter in MA. I am leaving a pocket in them so she can insert and replace carbon filters. She can also wash the masks as needed. She is in admissions at a hospital and they are out of EVERYTHING.
I m working on furnishing my basement and selling unwanted items and replacing them with Pre owned and new but mainly trying for pre owned Have a rough idea what i want ,will know it when I see it plus going to be doing some wild flower seed potting to get a jump on spring
Lots of time at home . . .
I used to make my living Extreme Skiing, but now have no real danger in life (besides Covid-19). I love to juggle, but juggling is safe. None of that little tickling I would get on the back of the neck when standing on top of an avalanche chute. Even juggling knives and fire really isn't as dangerous as it looks.
So -- I created a powerful little neutron emission source, and put it inside a juggling ball. And, it is indeed a little bit dangerous, and therefore makes it much more exciting to juggle!
I'm working on an open-mic style routine, I made that case with lights in it for that. It involves jokes with advice to the audience to dive under their tables if I drop the ball, juggling patterns where I keep the ball as far away from myself as I can, and etc.
**Note: This is actually safer than it may seem (and legal) enhanced drama for fun. This stuff is mostly bad if you eat it, just like things under ones kitchen sink.
I am still trying to figure out what to do tomorrow, no less next week. With two days off, I am already going stir crazy. I can't wait for the weahter to get warmer and I can get outside to walk a bit, while keeping social distances from everyone else going out doors to walk a bit.
Writing research papers mostly.
In my spare time i plan on using my 3d printer to test 3d printed face masks. If one gets approved by the medical community, I aim to print as many as I can and donate them.
There is a global group working on an open-source ventilator. I hope to make some contribution to that over the next few weeks.
I'm downloading Art Classes . Calling 3 or 4 friends when I get cell service listening to dance music and practicing a little by myself. Continuing to clear out clutter. Simplifying Simplifying. Quiet meditation while connecting more with my human person: That's me
I'm going out for walks with mu binoculars and camera, taking pictures of local birds, may get some published,locally, on our villas association newsletter. The local birds are quite active, here in central Florida. In fact Bald Eagles have offspring that are already leaving the nests, and hanging around before they actually fledge.
I'm a stitcher. I've been working on an needlepoint project. I'm further along than this pic shows. Actually, I'm almost done, but ran out of the background thread with a small segment in the upper left corner not done. I'll have to order the remaining thread and have it mailed to me. It's been a great project. A combination of needlepoint stitches, ribbon embroidery, and beading. I've really enjoyed it.
Happy sewing! I think that pattern will look great with solid color slacks.
Lawnmower is fixed!
Kids' moped...torn apart! Carb parts to be ordered.
Looking for a used bass guitar. Music stores shut down, checking on-line options... playing away on the usual ones
Cleaning up the woods and the yard.
Whole interior of house needs painted...I'm not feeling it
Looks like I have some work for next week.... if there isn't a complete shutdown. I can use the money.