Ah… that’s going to be much, much better.

My dressform is sadly more short-waisted than I am, so you’ll have to imagine taller shoulders, there. But I think the new decreases are going to work out wonderfully and I’m so happy I took the time to rip and re-figure. I’m starting to look forward to finishing Tulip–this will be the last really fiddly part of the modifications. The right front is mirror-image to the left, and I’ll just be using the Ann Budd book for the sleeves. Wish me luck!


I’m not usually one for memes–too much time on livejournal a couple of years ago, maybe–but this one was fun enough to make me bend my rules. That, and I got tagged three separate times. Okay, okay already! 🙂

The rules: List seven random facts about you in your blog, then tag seven other people, making sure to let them know. So here goes!

  1. In college, I was a member of the Discordians and had a reasonably healthy obsession with Eris the goddess of chaos going on. It lasted until my computer (which I had named Eris, because sometimes I am stupid like that) failed in a spectacular way. But I still have a nostalgic fondness for all things Discordian.
  2. I have directed three plays as an adult: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, and Lemon Sky by Lanford Wilson.
  3. I adore road trips, and will turn any vacation into one given the slightest provocation. It’s something about the open road, the land, and freedom. My latest was our cross-country drive last summer, when the three of us moved here to CA. I hope to drive up to Ashland for the Shakespeare festival this year.
  4. I love the cinema, and am notoriously un-picky when it comes to movies. I can and do derive just as much enjoyment out of a terrible film as an excellent one. This drives my husband bananas.
  5. Speaking of the husband, I am married to my high school sweetheart. It’s impossible for me to imagine spending my life with anyone else, and I think I must be the luckiest person in the world to have found him so quickly. He even has great taste in yarn!
  6. I love love love to dance. Over the years, I’ve studied and enjoyed ballet, modern, swing (East and West coast), lindy hop, Argentinian tango, various waltzes, foxtrot, rhumba, cha-cha, mambo, and bellydance.
  7. I make challah with Jacob every Friday, without fail. I started when we moved here because there’s just no good commercially-available challah on the peninsula; now I treasure it as an experience that will be woven through Jacob’s childhood. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, every week. This week’s efforts:

So there you have it! A random slice of my life. You’re next, Gina, Diana, Erin, Amelia, Cara, Ashley, and anyone who hasn’t played yet!

7 thoughts on “Cornered

  1. Wow. That bread looks delicious!

  2. Thanks for playing 🙂 And I’m totally with you on #4. Speed is one of my favorite movies (The man refuses to watch it with me…)

  3. Ok, I have now officially been tagged 4 times. I may just sit back and wait to see how many tags I can collect.

    The challah looks absolutely delicious. I used to get the yummiest challah from the bakery at one of the fancy-fancy grocery stores in Austin, and I miss it. Maybe what I need is to make my own!

  4. You make your own challah? I love you.

    (I may have to start doing the same when we move, if the quality of the bagels in Portland are any indication.)

  5. Mmm…challah. Tulip is coming along smashingly!

  6. I second the Mmmmm…challah. It almost distracted me from Tulip, which is looking just lovely.

  7. I love all sorts of movies too… drives my boyfriend(who is my HS sweetheart, too!) crazy. I just am an equal opportunist movie goer!

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