I'm particularly proud of myself because I've never even inserted a front fly zip before! Thank you Google and Threads, I couldn't have done it without you! It's not the best job in the world, and I'll probably go back and whip-stitch the edge of that zipper down, but it lays flat on him and he's happy about it since he got his good hiking pants back.
So yay, sewing! Even if it is alterations. Except now he's going to be on my case to patch repair that other pair of pants he gave me months ago...
I feel like I need to keep apologizing for my absence here lately, but I'm going to stop doing that. I'm a casual blogger, not a professional, and I'm going to give myself some slack. Unfortunately, I've had a really crappy month, which has involved getting laid off from that job that I loved (stupid low metal prices) and my Grandma suddenly passing away and needing to spend a ton in flights to get home and support my Mom in final arrangements (it was, to be fair, a pretty loud, fun, and musical funeral - as my Grandma requested. The fiddlers playing her into the ground was a great touch). I'm not looking for sympathy and I'd rather people just not focus on it - I'm trying to stay mentally positive, but I'm either going to be just as sporatic or you'll suddenly be flooded with all sorts of posts on my distraction crafting this month. Either way, I refuse to make myself feel any worse than I have been lately, and I hope you lot will cut yourself some slack too when you're having a rough time of it.
*raises beer, cheers you all to slacking*