Pr-cks and Pragmatism
If you filled in the blank correctly, good for you! Actually, Pr-cks and Pragmatism is a very good male/male romance by J. L. Merrow. The title is a bit too blunt for what is really a sweet love story. With dicks. It’s available on Kindle and I highly recommend. And now, for the pr-ck in this household:
Lila. Who has been making a pest out of herself smacking me awake at 3 am so I can pet her, rubbing her cat drool on me every time I sit down, and lying on my arm when I’m trying to type. Seriously, cat, I give you more attention than the kids and they had the good sense to stop waking me in the middle of the night and drooling on me after the first year. You’re just lucky that I’m nice and you’re fluffy.
As for the pragmatism, my sewing mojo has been a bit off since San Fran. I just couldn’t decide what to make next. I picked up some great patterns at the Simplicity sale at JoAnn Fabrics on Friday:
Sadly, I didn’t have the fabric to start any of the projects. Oh, I have fabric out the wazoo but most of it is earmarked for pants and straight skirts. It’s heavyweight stuff, in other words. NOT what these patterns call for and not what you want to be working on when the temps are above 80. So, I did what I sometimes do when I’m blocked and just picked a fabric to sew. I chose this black and gray zebra jersey which I bought on my last trip to L.A.’s Fabric District. I have no idea what it was originally used for, but it’s like a man’s t-shirt type of jersey. Not very stretchy, heavy ink printed on white, not all that high quality:
I’m making pajama pants out of it from New Look 6875, View D. This pattern was originally on the giveaway pile because I tried to make the t-shirt and didn’t like it. I figured with pajama pants, the material is soft enough to be cozy to sleep in but cheap enough that I won’t care about not making something better with it.
So far, it seems to be turning out ok but I’m really glad I didn’t try to make a dress or something fiddly with this fabric. It shows every needle hole and doesn’t press well.
Elizabeth at Flourish in Progress has told me I need to gear up to make a cocktail dress. I need to learn how because I keep getting invited to weddings and things and then running out to buy a dress, and I’m actually hard to fit dress-wise. She says she expects SPARKLES….urk. Well, I’m not sure about the sparkles but I’m headed to the Fabric District again this Saturday and I know me. I’ll end up picking up something like plaid taffeta. I basically need everybody to scream at me right now — “NO! PUT DOWN THE PLAID!” Go ahead, have at it in the comments. You know you want to.