We had a very, very busy weekend. Thursday night after I picked Ben up from the dojo and got him fed, bathed and into bed I worked on my studio and got things more organized and started in on more repair work of things that have been sitting around. Mel got home and I headed out for drinks with a coirker who was leaving the company to other things. Finally realized that he's like Byron from college. Conspiracy theory but more hipster than Byron. He's tattoed all over and does his own 1 manned electronica band and puts his records out on tapes cause its cheap. I will miss Eric though...he was always good for a interesting convo.
Friday we got up and took the boy to his last day of Pre-K. We got some errands done and then headed back to school for the performance and potluck. We had a really nice time and Ben was uber cute. I made his teacher get a bit teary eyed at the gift we gave her (cute bin with cookies, coffee, yarn and pinwheels to celebrate summer).
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The potluck was nice and we hung out with Matt, Jaylee, Mary and Andrew and all of our kids. Ben came home after that and then I ran errands for the car. Got it emissions tested and fully detailed and then hit Micheals for cosplay stuff. I got home and I think I worked on more mending and things. We had pasta for dinner and the squire/apprentice were over working on projects. Paul stopped by to drop off things and I did research after everyone left. I was pooped and I think we were in bed by 10pm.
Saturday Mel got up early to head to ed's to work on the MEGAPATIO and I got up with Benton and got him ready to go over there to spend time with Holly and Henry. Then I came home to most of the day to myself and my house. Things I accomplished:
1) restored the headlights on the car
2) removed the tape holding the bumper on the car and scraped off the gross stuff
3) Watered and fertilized the outside plants.
4) Sewed together 2 pair of pj pants for Ivan that have been cut out since xmas. (sighs).
5) Sewed his wool fighting tunic final seams finished which has been sitting since Janaury 2015 (sighs), it just needs a hem and is hanging now.
6) Got halfway through fixing a pair of capris with a hole where I had to remove the duct tape patch with goo gone and rewash and buy patch material.
7) Fixed all of the seams in a pair of my rus pants, if I'd done it right the first time I'd never had needed the repair. sighs
8) Double sewed all of the seams in a tunic which now may be too small for me but will fit Sam or Ari since the seams allowance now had to be eaten up by seams to fix material destruction on the points of my boobs etc.
Got done with all of that, showered and then headed to Christy's for a BBQ. Had a nice time there and knit on the shawl. Benton played with Christy's roommate for quite some time and also fell in love and out of a hammock. So now I need to get a hammock cause the porch requires it. Got home late and managed to get to bed relatively early.
Sunday I enjoyed coffee on the porch and read for a bit before slogging off to Costco and the grocery store before being home and working on t-shirt mods. I'd been reading lots of tutorials on how to do it and I mucked with my serger a lot and then modd'd 3 tshirts. The first was a bit tight since the fabric didn't have any stretch but the next 2 turned out cute. I will probably do rolled hems versus the serger though on the arms/neckline. I'm not great at serging where it needs to be pretty.
I'm going to go through my tshirts and mod a few more for fun to wear. Though I do need to not get the neckline to bowl out as much. But they are cute. I made steaks for dinner (from Dickman's). Mel and Andrew were brewing beer all afternoon and I did make a beer run to AZ beer house since Drew had never had Dragoon Brewing Co before. I got a 4 pack of their IPA, A growler of teh double IPA from Bisbee and a Green Tea Saison from Thundercanyon. AFter dinner and Benton to bed I got my sewing mojo back on and cut out my skirt out of the galaxy fabric and sewed it. I put in my first zipper which was amazing to me. It took me an hour and only 1 tear out to get it to look nice.
The skirt came out long and the finishing instructions for the waist band were special if you've never sewn from a pattern before. Sighs. But its cute and it fit perfectly minus being way too long.
Went to bed at a good time feeling very accomplished and we slept in the morning. I was tired and had coffee, made steak/egg burritos and read. Managed to make a rhubarb cobbler for Paul's BBQ and we headed there about 1230pm. We had fun in the pool and playing games/chatting. Benton got cold in the pool and curled up under his towel on the hot concrete before getting into the hot tub to warm up. Such a child of summer.
Got home with a tired boy who ate some dinner, had a quick shower and went to bed. Mel finished up reading him Basil of Baker Street which is the first chapter book we are reading him. Not sure what we will start next.
Wander arrived just as I was packing for scriptorium and she was able to help me get my hem marked on the skirt, answered questions about the waistband finishing and helped me mark up the pattern for the next skirt. Which if I have time I will cut out and sew tonight. I have laundry to do and lots of things to prep for the convention. I am also going at Athena and need to make a spear (Have Mel make me one) and get my jewelry taken care of plus find my roman sandals. Ari will grab her medusa for fun.
So that brings me to thinking of what I want to wear. Thursday we arrive and I have a Supply pod shirt to wear that will get me a free prize. So I think it will be the skirt and top. Friday will be Star Wars or Medusa. Saturday will be Star Wars and Sunday will be the other geek skirt and a t-shirt. Its supposed to be 109°F Thursday and 117°F Saturday. UGH!!!! OMG. HOT!!!! Reasons we don't live there for over one hundred Alex! Bleah. Its supposed to be 111°F in Tucson Saturday but that is the highest I've ever seen it get while I've lived here.