One Cool Thing, One Strange Thing

CONFESSION: In the whirlwind of job hunting, interviews, resigning and last days (today!), a box of cool and strange wonders from Anne of Pretty Grievances arrived. And I wrote a post and promptly left it in ‘draft’ status. Oh crap, too embarassing for words.Let’s just keep that a secret between us and the interwebs shall we?

Right, anyhoo…

Anne was my swap partner from One Cool Thing, One Strange Thing Swap organised by the Perfect Nose. When the box arrived I opened it to discover some luscious embroidered red drapey fabric, some blue speckedly knit which Participation Cat promptly decided was hers, McCalls 3091 – a pattern for a dress and jacket, and some odd notions. Not really odd at all :-) !

I can see me making the dress in a linen for summer, shortening the length a bit. The red fabric I am thinking about rolled hem edges on a garment of some kind. A little strange to figure out the hem finishes first, I’m currently intrigued by pushing my overlocker a bit further and think this would an ideal candidate. A dress or a top, I am yet to decide.

The blue knit, once I wrestled it back off the cat, demanded to be made into a big snuggly jumper decorated on the shoulders with the buttons.

Thank you so much for these treats, I’m tickled pink with the excitement of parcels in the mail.

All of which is still to be done …

5 thoughts on “One Cool Thing, One Strange Thing

  1. Congratulations on the new job and I hope participation cat is happy to have some left overs when you have finished making it up.