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accomplishments for the day
I managed to stay awake the entire time I was not in the car.

I did get a bit of handsewing done, and realized that I need to stitch with bigger seam allowances. Linen frays something awful, and all the seams have to be finished. The easiest way is to turn the raw edge under twice and stitch it down, but that's not as easy as it should be when the seam allowance is only 1/4 of an inch. I'm enjoying the work, though, and it goes quicker than you'd think.

Other than that, equestrian practice was good, everyone rode really well, no one got hurt and I don't think any equipment got broken.

We stopped off to have sammidges at Quizno's (mmmm... toasty) with frostyw, who was gracious enough to lend me his entire collection of CDs by Great Big Sea for wedding-music-plundering. Was fun!

Then, more stopping at Mom and Dad's. They just got back from a week-long trip to Scotland, and I can't wait to see the photos. I get the feeling they liked Ireland better. They brought us chocolate and a bottle of mead from the Tower of London, which I think we'll be drinking at the wedding.

So. If I get to bed, I can get up tomorrow, cut and sew my apron dress, and be ready to finish those seams, and then work on Wolfie's tunic some more. I'm thinking of doing a herringbone stitch on my dress in gold silk embroidery floss... Luckily, I think I have some. Whether or not I have enough is another matter. I wonder if I dare order some linen thread from Threadneedle Street, given my issues with getting packages?

i feel: sleepy sleepy

5 trips or shoot the rapids
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 26th, 2004 12:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
Ooo! Threadneedle Street is my LES (do people use that for Local Embroidery Shop?) of choice. The owner is so nice and helpful.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 26th, 2004 12:46 am (UTC) (base camp)
When I went to the website just now, I saw the address and went, "Ooh, Issaquah! I bet Emma shops there!"

I think stitchers call it the LNS: Local Needlework Shop (covers stuff besides embroidery). Thing is, I know I have some bright yellow linen thread... I just don't know where. It's obviously in a safe place -- safe from me.
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 26th, 2004 12:53 am (UTC) (base camp)
It's in a little collection of shops in the old part of Issaquah (i.e., not the part that's strip mall hell) that used to also have an excellent used book shop. Alas, the bookshop is now a hot tub store. I was all set to get mom to buy a house within walking distance of old town Issaquah until that bookshop left.

I just found (after 2-3 days of halfhearted searching) the 3 skeins of LB Homespun that I'd put in a safe place so I wouldn't have to see it again. I'm sending it off to someone who will actually use the stuff. *shudder*
xianghua From: xianghua Date: April 26th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC) (base camp)

Glad practice was fun!

I ended up doing a rescue transport yesterday afternooon, so no practice. Maybe next time.
How many people showed?

tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 26th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Glad practice was fun!

Um... 11, but 5 of us weren't riding. (3 marshals, one injury, and me.)
5 trips or shoot the rapids