Saturday, February 7, 2009

Weekend Sewing

I got up at 5 am today. I couldn't sleep anymore. Husband came to bed and woke me up and I was ready to, um, talk. He was ready to sleep. He won so I got out of bed and sewed up these pants. I would have got the other pair done except I started watching Hell's Kitchen rerun downloads. It was fun, but quite the time waster.

The other thing I did today was to take Son to an audition for the play, Annie. I know I've mentioned in the past that Son has Asperger's Syndrome. That means that he is a very high function Autistic. However, he has outgrown almost all his Autistic tendencies. That is, he has learned appropriate social behaviors since they aren't innate in Aspies. I've never been to an audition in my life. Luckily I ran into someone I knew there who had. After asking many questions, she suggested I go home, get something to eat for Son and myself and I also picked up his hand held video game and my CD Walkman and a book on tape. We were there from noon until 4:30 pm mostly waiting around. The great news is that DS was cast as a mobster. This is a really big deal for us. He had to sing and dance on stage by himself. He doesn't know how to sing or dance. His singing was really pretty good for someone that's never sang before, but he didn't learn the dance steps very well. I'm very excited about this because it means he gets to meet girls. He goes to an all boys school and doesn't even know any girls. At 14, it's time he met some and learn how to interact with them. You can probably expect to see some blogs of me working on costumes. They make the parents volunteer in some capacity. Costumes seemed logical for me.

When we got home from the audition, I found a Kokopelli picture on the internet. After putting it into Paint and changing the picture into a line drawing, I traced it on heat N bond. Next I pressed the HnB to some black quilting cotton and appliqued it to my T-shirt. Then I zig zagged around it. I don't think my ZZ turned out very nicely. You see, my machine decided to call it quits. Luckily, Twin Sis, Carrol let me borrow her Bernina 930. However, it doesn't have an open toe foot so I couldn't see where I was going as I went around the appliques. Since these are only PJs, I don't mind very much. Unfortunately, now my neck is killing me from trying to see inside the regular stitch foot.

It's been a long day. Tomorrow, I'm going to start back on the jacket. I think I'll take out some of my alterations that made the first muslin too big. I have some red/white toile stretch twill that I think I'll make this jacket out of. Then I can make some red denim pants to go with it. I'm having a blast using up my stash. I'm hoping that, except for my NY trip, I will stay away from fabric buying altogether. I'm running out of room for my fabric collection.


  1. Goooo, Son!! Goooo, Mom!! LOVE your smile on this post, Sherril!!
    Rhonda, who "loves" !!s, eh!! ;)

  2. Congratulations on your son's successful audition. I can feel you beaming all the way over here on the East coast.

  3. Your new PJ's look great! Also congrats on your son's successful audition. What fun!

  4. Sherril,

    Congrats to DS on his being cast!

    I have not commented before, I love your PJs BTW. I had to express my excitement for you for DS to have made this audition and been successful. My DD has ADHD and is gifted, her symptoms are much like aspergers, in fact we did much testing and analysis this summer to determine what she has. I am so happy that he is doing well, and so impressed that he went on that stage, :). I for one would not have done it...

    Good luck to you.


  5. Great photo! Your PJ's are so fun. Congrats to your son, too. What a day :)

  6. I love that huuuge smile on your face! So glad your son made it into the play. The pjs are super cute - especially the top.

  7. Your picture of the new pj's is so cute! It sounds so impressive how you just sewed them up and did the shirt over the course of your day. Congrats to your son too. That sounds exciting and fun. :)


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