Saturday, January 03, 2009

This and That

Yesterday I got my pants cut out and the darts sewn. I had to stop progress because DH and I were going up to Three Rivers to see my brother play. My brother is a gifted musician - the kind that can just pick up any instrument and play it. Play it well. I taught him how to play guitar when he was in 8th grade and he hasn't stopped since. He has a band called Stillwater, but last night he played unplugged up at a small place in Three Rivers, which is our local "mountain community" Its really the foothills, but a beautiful place. We only stayed for a couple of sets, but it was really fun. I'm always awed a bit and inspired to get back to my own guitar playing whenever I watch Tony play. Sorry for the bad quality photo - I took it with my phone, so no flash, poor lighting, and ...oh well.


Oh, and BTW, can you see that beautiful artwork on that acoustic base? It was done by one of the local artists. I didn't get a chance to really look at it up close, but it was pretty amazing. (You can click to enlarge, but the picture's not that great.)















Maureen asked, "Which view are you making?" on the pants. Well, I'm making view A, which is the one on the far left. This pattern is set up with 3 views in levels of difficulty. They suggest starting with view A because there are no pockets, no pleats, and a center back invisible zipper. View B is similar, but with pockets, pleats, and a fly zipper. View C has pockets, stitched down pleats, wider legs, and a fly. Andy's working this morning from home, so I'm hoping to get some sewing done while he's doing that. That means I have to get off the computer and to the machine!
Oh, and just for laughs, here's why we had to take down our Christmas tree early.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Looks like your kitty thinks he's a mountain lion.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

The kitty is hilarious! Mine haven't tried that trick, thank the Lord.

Birgitte said...

How cool that you taught bro to play the guitar! DD just got one for Christmas, maybe you can show her a thing or two...
That kitty looks just like our O'Malley- who cares about the tree, cats rule :))

Summerset said...

That is a beautiful bass!

LOL at your kitty. Yes, I've had that happen many times with different cats over the years.

cidell said...

GREAT cat photo. I didn't know you played the guitar too!

Sewlove said...

Your pants look good. Love the cat in the xmas tree.