Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I Think I Forgot What A Straight Line Is

Hello all! Here's a snapshot of what I've been working on tonight:


So it turns out I forgot how to embroider in a straight line. What a shame. My work now looks like my handwriting; crooked. Here's my pattern that I'm working from:


If you haven't quite guessed it yet, I'm embroidering sprites for Tetris blocks to go on my newly finished Tetris dress, pictured here:


By the way, I learned how to sew! It only took me a year to finish this dress because it has pockets, pleats, and piping. Oh, and my best friend was holding the project hostage at her house because I didn't own a sewing machine for most of the time and she was teaching me.

Fun fact about me. When I was four I asked my grandfather how he lost his fingers (he was missing most of his thumb and index finger). He looked me dead in the eyes and said these exact words: "In a sewing machine accident." Think it might have had something to do with my aversion to the craft for the last two decades +?

Anyway, I hope to have this ready to wear to Super! Bit Con in the beginning of April. Sooo....one block per day should do it. *sigh* I fear Douglas Adams and I have much in common about deadlines. He was said to have loved the whooshing noise they made as they went past.

Today's listening pleasure: The Supreme Beings of Leisure. :-)