Good Saturday morning. It is raining softly here where I live today. My favorite kind of day to sew and watch sewing videos. I purchased TWELVE of Cynthia Guffey's videos at ETA, and I have watched only two so far. I've watched them both twice. I like to practice what I learn so I have some chance of recall in the future. That is where I learned her crotch fix. I am going to try that in a few minutes, and I will take pics for you. Lorraine Henry does it the same way, but Cynthia's way of positioning is easier to understand. I guess that means I will be making a pair of pants today instead of working on my turquoise blouse. I need the CG DVD that Phylly bought about princess seams. We watched it together in our hotel room, but since I've only seen it once, I don't have total recall. I remember how she clipped and how she pressed, but I don't remember if she left the seams open, or if she pressed them to one side. I HAVE to press the seams to one side on this turquoise blouse because the front facing folds to the inside and wraps around the front princess seams. Clear as mud I suppose. I will show you later.
And what does THAT have to do with "Hide and Seek"?
Then -- since he is the only other person that lives here -- I tell him that HE must have used it and put it somewhere else. He insists he didn't touch it. I tell him that he is the one that is always losing stuff: keys, files, extension cords, what street he is supposed to turn on -- things like that. We are both tired because it is after dark last night, and we really want to be watching a Catherine Cookson mini series that we just discovered the night before on his big screen. Jerry is a very dedicated "let me fix that" type of guy, and he will spend HOURS trying to fix my computer.
I better tell you what happened to cause all this ruckus. You know how I have to take pictures and videos for my blog so my entire TWO fans can look at them (those would be the two that post comments). I have this little device -- a SanDisk card reader. I just pull the little disk out of my camera and put it in a slot in this device:
So here we are, sitting side by side in front of my computer, and I am holding my camera in my hand when SUDDENLY -- like a flash -- I recall that my little pink Sony Cyber-shot has a cord that connects it to the computer. You all knew that, didn't you? Then I remembered that I had looked for that cord before, and I could not find it, even though I remembered labeling it -- I label everything -- and I remembered putting it in the drawer of the hutch here in my sewing room. I asked Jerry if he knew where it was. No, he didn't. He tells me I probably lost it. I tell him he probably lost it. That went nowhere!
More time goes by. I put a bag of Orville Redenbacher's popcorn in the microwave and continue to insist that Jerry must have taken the camera cord and done something with it. We both eat the popcorn, and Jerry continues to download stuff and tell me I need to LEARN how to work on computers. I tell him that isn't going to happen.
More time goes by and I finally tell him that I will wait until Monday, and I will just call the people in India that I can't understand a word they say, and I will ask them how to fix my computer. He says that is insane, and he gets up and walks over to the hutch and opens the drawer. He finds the above bag in the drawer which, of course, is all that is left in it by then. He says, "JOY!!!!, THIS is your camera cord!!!!" I tell him that could not possibly be my camera cord because it goes to a VCR. Then he says -- and this one hurts, I have to say -- "Then WHY is there a blue tag on it that says "Pink Sony Cyber-shot"?
So, of course, I am downloading pictures again as you can plainly see. We did watch the first episode of The Rag Nymph, but it was so late, we decided to watch the next two episodes tonight, and we went to bed. And just like my wonderful husband, he got up early -- came up here to my computer -- and defragmented it and did whatever else he could do to make it faster. Then when I woke up later, he gave me a lecture on how I should defragment my own computer. I told him what a genius he is again.
Gotta get to work on that pair of pants and the crotch fix. There will be some fun pictures in that one! Correction: Forget it!!! I'm more confused than ever now. The lady Cynthia did has a perfectly straight back and then it suddenly dips into her hip. My curve is all over the place, and it doesn't fit anyone's instructions. Cry, cry, cry............... I messed up my SFD pant blueprint now, so I am starting over. I am still going to try to add my shape to it, but don't hold your breath for instruction.