Well, first things first in the land of strangeness...I have a licensed teenager living under my roof. What on earth happened to the tiny baby that we brought home such a short time ago? Whoa....where did the years go? Well, clear the sidewalks people - he's driving!
Back to the tent thing. Yup. I'm building the cover for an old carport frame, canvas, waterproofing, the whole darned process. I got the fabric cut today. Guess what. Forty yards of fabric weighs just as much in a pile of folded pieces as it did as one piece on a roll...darn it. This thing is going to be heavy! Fortunately, the finished cover will be in 3 pieces, so hopefully not too heavy for me to manage on my own.
With the tent cut, and waiting for thread to arrive, I'm moving on to cutting garb. I should have been doing this back in November, but that's water under the bridge...or some other such cliche. Anyway, regardless of how short time has gotten until Estrella begins, I WILL have enough garb to get through the week - somehow!
I'm ready to cut 3 or 4 shirts for Chris, 2 very warm coats (at a workshop on Sunday), some gowns, sideless gowns, a couple of chemises, the lining for the viking coat that is waiting, and whatever else I can squeeze in. Oh, yeah, at least one more hat - with a big, fluffy fur band. I'll try to get a pic up of the hat pattern test run...more on that story in another post...it's cool.
So, back to the cutting table.