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27 July 2009 @ 01:54 am
It has been a rough weekend on my hands...

All weekend long, and most of the next week I'll wager, I've been cutting and sewing and embroidering like a mad woman.

Saturday, I was picking up some last minute shower supplies when the wind caught the door and slammed it on my right hand. Then, later on, I accidentally grabbed the edge of the grill lid instead of the handle with my left hand. Ugh. Dual owies. Luckily, neither seemed to impart permanent damage beyond a few scrapes (right) and a shiny spot of just-melted skin (left). *sigh* Clumsy girl.

Today, I had more pleasant things in my hands -

Currants! Tart and nummy! I never see them for sale and love them SO much, so I finally broke down and planted some. I just planted the currant bushes this June, but one of them decided to put forth a little mini crop. I scarfed down a few yesterday, but otherwise, this is the full yield for this batch. Apparently there is usually a fall crop, so perhaps I'll get more in a few months and perhaps a few of the other plants will produce by then as well.

The rest of the week my hands will be busy too... Monday and Tuesday will be sewing like a crazed maniac, working on my class handouts, and packing. Wednesday will be fighters practice. Hopefully, Thursday will be the last bits of packing and early to bed to hit the road early on Friday!

Already done:
Small jewelry bag (2) - H
Chair bag (2) - H
Wool hood - H
White undertunic - long - H
White undertunic - short - H
Oatmeal undertunic - short - completed 7/23 - H
Blanket - completed 7/24 - H
* Handsewing kits- completed 7/24 - H
Red tunic- short - moved to in process 7/25 - completed late 7/25 - H
Green Pants - moved to in process 7/25 - completed early on 7/26 - H
Green Tunic's embroidery - completed 7/29 - H
Large Table Bag - - moved to in process 7/26 - completed 7/29 - M/H
Red Bag - moved to in process 7/26 - completed 7/29 - M/H

In process:
* Class Handouts for Pictish World - moved to in process 7/24
* Class Kits for Rolled Hem class - moved to in process 7/24
Chair Bag - moved to cut 7/26 - moved to in process 7/29 - H

Cut, but probably to do in the car or on site:
Table Bag - moved to in process 7/26 - H
Red and black tunic - long - moved to in process 7/26 - H
* Belt Pouch - actual need - mine is imploding

To Do:
Periwinkle tunic - short
Blue tunic - short
Blue Striped Pants

* starred items are actually necessary/urgent.
italicized items are high priority
H = Handsewn, M/H = Machine constructed and hand finished

Seventeen things... seven days... 2.4 items/day... you know, and work and a party and stuff...
(Thurs - 1, Fri - 2, Sat - 2, Sun - 0 completed, but several with good progress, Mon - 0 again, but lots of embroidery on one of the bigger projects, Tues - 3 finally! things to cross off, Wed - , Thurs - )

Current Mood: busybusy
teffanteffan on July 27th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
And what is all this for???
eithnieithni on July 27th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
War, of course. :)
teffanteffan on July 27th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, for some reason I thought you weren't going this year. That list is quite normal/understandable then :p
gwyndlyn: Drink Sewgwyndlyn on July 27th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Hey! On a "feel-good" moment for you: I got my super-duper sewing kit via AElf this weekend - WOOT it is way cool! I am really impressed with all of the little bits that make up the kit - and I LOVE the way you include the materials for a pouch to contain the kit (very clever).
I'll happily provide out of Kingdom Laurel testimonials for your kit! :)
eithnieithni on July 27th, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)

Thanks! I thought about it carefully to cover as many basic needs as possible... And, of course, if I'm pushing period sewing, I don't want them carrying it around in a zippy bag forever! :D

Thanks for the testimonial!
zandoriazandoria on July 27th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
But, but, zippy bags keep things dry when the monsoons hit. :)
eithni: inferno eyeeithni on July 27th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
I know stitchers are crazy, but if you don't know enough to come in put of the rain, I can't help ya. ;)