Monday, January 28, 2008

Hey-la, hey, hey-lo-ah

Sorry about the silence! I was really busy this weekend, I had a bread order to work on Saturday, a pie to make, and Mom and I went to a cross-stitch get together. On Sunday we had a church fellowship (that's why I had to make a pie) and then I babysat that evening, so I was too tired last night to post!

Anyway, I got my skirt done and wore it on Sunday, along with a belt I made to go with it. I was going to get one of my friends to take a picture for me, but I forgot to ask her, so I had to make do with the tripod and timer on my camera. :)
It doesn't always turn out great, but it works.

Here's the skirt hanging up, so you can see the shape of it more:












I'm using this pattern, view D, but without the pockets:

I decided I didn't want the pockets for the look I was going for, plus if I have pockets I have a tendency to jam my hands into them, which doesn't look very lady-like, when I should really just figure out what to do with my hands! :) I found myself trying to find the pockets yesterday, and then forcing my hands to relax...at least I've gotten over what I use to do, which was to stand with my right arm behind me, holding my left arm which was hanging down, in a sort of speed-skating pose. I'm not even sure why I did that instead of folding my arms... "I'm not defensive, but my arms are too long!" :D Okay...that got rather off-topic!

The fellowship yesterday was fun and my right arm is sore from playing air-hockey...ouch! I love playing air-hockey and I'm rather intense in my playing, especially since I'm used to playing with my dad. However, I was playing someone who was as intense as me, but more accurate, so I lost the game!

Ah, I think that's all I have to post about right now, my next posts will be about sewing (how to do French seams) and my felted hat that I finished.

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

Haha...you play air hockey like a mad woman! Was it one of those metal tables?

The skirt is lovely! I don't know what to do with my hands either...after being told over and over not to cross my arms in front because it makes me hunch over I started sort of crossing them in the back. Or doing your speed-skating pose. Or the worst of all, sticking my thumbs in my back pockets and having my arms stick out like giant wings...

Rebecca said...

Oh, I forgot to say this before...fantastic post title! :)

Olivia Joy said...

Usually the width of your arms outstretched should be your height.
I know it sounds weird but it is true.

I love your skirt!!! It is totally awesome!!!

Natalie said...

Thank you!

Rebecca,
If I'm wearing jeans, I usually end up sticking my fingers in either my back pockets, or the front ones, too! And yeah, then your arms stick out and you have to be careful not to elbow anyone! :D I thought you'd like the post title. ;)

Oh my goodness, Olivia! I just got out my measuring tape and measured, and that is as long as my height! That's so weird! I'm about 5' 7", so my arms are pretty long, although my shoulders are fairly wide, so that takes up some of the length. Wow...

Natalie said...

Oh, no it wasn't a metal table, it was plastic, and not terribly big, but it worked!

Rebecca said...

I thought you were 5'6" :D

Natalie said...

I'm like, 5'6" and 1/2 or 3/4. My driver's license says 5'7"!

the funny peep said...

Natalie, the player was much, much better than you - and I was rooting for him! Wait, was it Andrew or Spencer that you're talking about? By the way, our family left their house at five thirty - wow!

Natalie said...

I played Andrew. Wow, you guys were out there for a long time!

Elizabeth said...

Ooh ... I love the skirt!!