Here’s a set of jeans that needed to be patched. They wear out around the belt loops and the back pockets. I figured I might as well add some bell-bottom goodness to the legs while I had the sewing machine out.
Meet the bane of my existence for the last two days. It is the starter from my late-model Saturn s-series.
It had to be towed home. The drive was too slippery to push it into the garage, so yesterday I suited up and wrestled with it.
After 2.5 hours and a bout of freezy, panicky claustrophobia, I called it a day. Everything was together except for the last bolt. I fooled with that last bolt for an hour. It was tucked up out of the way and not visible. One had to have arms the size of a small child with the strength of a gorilla to get it.
The snow melted enough to push it into the garage, so this morning I gave it another go. I got lucky and hit it on the first try. Then I took the kids swimming. :)
I’m going to start posting some of my projects that were completed prior to my website update.
This is a terrarium/micro-train layout built on an industrial machine gear and covered with a cloche from a defunct anniversary clock. Not photographed is the working street light that I later added. Alas, the fern has now passed on to its next incarnation (as has the moss), but I have purchased a replacement that is awaiting installation.
This is a set of flannel-backed items I made this year. In increasing silliness, we have a set of spats, two colarettes, two pair of thong panties, two sets of ridiculous pasties, and lace-up-ass undies. Make certain you can handle the answers if you ask questions.
Here are a couple of berets I sewed up for K for Christmas as modeled by D and J. They’re both reversible. The top one is made of wool felt on one side and a poly microfiber on the other. The bottom one has velvet (the good stuff) on one side and wide-wale corduroy on the reverse.
Saw these band-aids at the grocery store. Pay close attention to the middle, pink bandage. Yes, Minnie is slapping Mickey full on the face. I’m pretty sure that spousal abuse band-aids are not okay.
Sorry about the focus. My camera couldn’t lock on to the shiny tin.
I have never seen such a colorful, large spider this far north. I took this photo in late October. It was about as big as a half dollar. I could see her eyes she was so large. Her colourings were impressive.