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20 April 2017

A Fit Of The Giggles!!!

Hello on this not so springlike morning in Staffordshire.
It's cold, it's damp and it's very, very grey.
We were going to be making a start on painting the shed but as it keeps spitting with rain I think it will be put off until we get a dry day or two.

The reason for my fit of the giggles yesterday was the top/dress I am making for myself. The fabric is a pig to work with but I love the floral pattern and the sleeveless A-line design is just what I wanted for wearing around the house with a pair of leggings in summer to keep cool.
So there I am sewing away with visions of a being a cool and calm country wife in my cute floral smock thingy. Get to a stage where it can be tried on for fit and length and OMG.........tried it on to find that I am channelling Edna Turnblatt.......

Image from Pinterest

.......not quite the look I was going for.
Well I started laughing and I just couldn't stop. Poor old Andy thought I had finally flipped and was ready to call somebody to come and take me away.
I laughed so hard that I cricked a rib which hurt but still I couldn't stop laughing. 
It has tickled me so much that even now I am still giggling.
Needless to say I will not be wearing my Edna dress out in public....lol......nor will I be modelling it for a photo to post here.
It will be photographed on a hanger.

My little princess was a bit subdued when she came for tea last night. I think she was tired as Daddy dropped her off on the way home from a play centre where no doubt she had been throwing herself about on all the equipment. She was very hungry though and wolfed down her meatballs and veg.
She did enjoy a quiet few minutes out on the back planting up a hanging basket with her Aunty.

Andy and I have been debating about a new rug for the living room and yesterday we found that we could get it for 20% off with a code at Argos so he went off to get it. No more struggling to move the coffee table which kept catching on the smaller rug and rucking it up. This one covers the whole of the floor between the sofas and the hearth....smashing.

Today is a bit of a pottering day tying up loose ends of jobs and then I will finish the neck and armhole bindings on the comedy dress.
I am hoping it shrinks a bit in the wash.
I am trying a new thing for tea tonight which I saw on that new ITV food programme. They did salmon in a tomato and pepper sauce but I can't stand salmon so will try it with some pollock I have taken out of the freezer. I'll serve it with some roasted Charlottes and see what it's like.

Have a lovely day.
Sheila-x-



 

16 comments:

  1. Tunic and rug photos needed ASAP!! :-)

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    1. I'm going to wash the dress tomorrow and see if I can shrink it a bit before I take a photo Sue but I'll take a pic of the rug-x-

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  2. I was thinking the same as Sue. I hope the fish works out ok. I've just finished work and trying to decide what to cook this evening. Lily has requested risotto, so it seems that is now agreed. I don't know about you but I get tired of trying to decide what to cook all the time. X

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    1. The fish wasn't bad at all Jules. I've got a pic to post tomorrow.
      I definitely get tired of thinking what to cook....and that thing where you ask what anybody fancies and they say 'owt' so you suggest something and they say 'no....I don't fancy that'.....arrrrrrgh...it drives me insane...lol-x-

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  3. Your post had me giggling too. I am sure it doesn't look that bad though. Looking forward to seeing a picture even if it on a hanger.

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    1. It looks better now the neck and armholes are done but it could do with shrinking in the wash a bit...lol-x-

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  4. LOl at the Edna image. I'm sure it doesn't look like that at all. There are certain things I'll wear in the house to keep cool that I definitely wouldn't wear outside!

    Let us know how the recipe turns out. I'm trying to cook more fish as it isn't something I've cooked a lot.

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    1. This one definitely won't be seen out in public Sharon...lol.
      Fish wasn't bad at all. I've got a pic to post and I'll give an idea of how I did it-x-

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  5. I bet it DOES look that bad! I've tried making my own clothes and unless you're an ace couturier- or a size 6 - everything makes you look like Edna! Except pyjama bottoms - they turn out pretty good. I'm sticking to home furnishings in future! :-)

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    1. It's looking a little better but it's not something I'd wear out. Round the house in hot weather though it will do for me.
      Funny you mentioning pyjama bottoms...Andy has just this minute asked me to make him some so It's a good job I have a pattern or two and I am off fabric shopping next Tuesday-x-

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  6. Your very clever to make clothes for your self at all I know I couldn't.

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    1. Lol Megwynn....I think I'm more enthusiastic than clever but I do like having a go-x-

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  7. I wan to see the dress now, we havent had rain for a few weeks but need some, the ground is cracking and the water tanks are running dry. just some overnight would be good.

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    1. I think I have a North American Indian album somewhere called Raindance I shall have to look it out and send some rain vibes your way. You definitely need some rain for all those goodies you are growing-x-

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  8. Show...show...show...perhaps a belt would help?!!!! x

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    1. I've not quite got the figure for belts Jackie...lol-x-

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