There was this, one of the Tina Givens linen dusters:
The front was always too boxy for me, so I wore it only once. I like it, though, and decided to just get in there and do something—anything!—so I'd wear it. So I fixed it:
For whatever reason, blogger says these two photos have to go Right Here. Or else.
Then there was this jacket thing, which I cannot for the life of me find as a Before picture. Anyway, I had it and added a little to it and wore it because it's comfortable and really warm, and then I thought I'd do more to it, even though I won't wear it again until probably December. Still, it was fun, although by the end of it I was sick unto death of working on it. Lots of hours on this one (I had already lined it with an old t-shirt; that was the first step when I got it, I think).
In the process of working on this, I became just the tiniest bit (ahem) obsessed with cotton perle:
It's lovely to work with, and now, of course, I want to dye a bunch of my own variegated colors. Yikes. Like I need another thing to do.
Then there's this, which I've shown before. It was a dress or something, and I cut it down and did the binding with t-shirt fabric and then embroidered it all over with stuff that makes me laugh.
So that's what I've been doing in addition to trying to get into the right frame of mind to paint the front porch. I don't want to do it: I know it's going to be a total PITA. But it has to be done. The EGE is ready to help me. But. But. But. . . .I'm not sure what I was thinking when I had them paint it like this:
No, seriously: anybody wanna come paint? I'll sit and entertain you and try to convince the mosquitos not to carry you off to Peru.