in the mailbag Straight black pants with side pockets and another wrap top from Vogue 8390 After removing a horizontal slice from the backwaist area, the fit on this, the third top from this pattern, should be about perfect. Both of these fabrics were purchased for this wardrobe. The black RPL is some of the nicest RPL I've ever come across, and it was the qualifying purchase from Timmel Fabrics. The Rayon jersey for the top was one of those "too perfect to pass up" opportunities that I found in a local fabric store. (Sew it Seams on Manchester in St Louis MO). I got another one of my perfect matches on the wrap, of which I'm proud.
Yesterday I packaged up 99 yards of fabric! Ninety Nine yards, and you know what, between those 99 and the sewing that I've done this year, it still hasn't made a Dent in my stash. I still can't get everything on the shelves or in the cedar chest, and I still have "Stuff" all over the place. So, if you missed the stash reduction Giveaway because you didn't get on the computer over the weekend, don't despair. Another one will be in the cards come the end of summer. I'm quite sure of it.
Happy April 15! Yesterday I went to USP with several boxes that were too big for the post office - no problem there. Then I went to the Post office. I forgot that today is April 15. I mailed only those packages that I could mail from the auto-teller machine in the lobby. The line was over an hour long. The international packages and the media mail packages, and the one going to a military base - those are still in my car. I'll venture out to the post office again Tomorrow - but no way on God's green earth am I going there today. For my international readers, today is the day that all Internal Revenue Tax Returns for 2007 are due in the Mail. They must be postmarked by midnight tonight. Post offices across the USA will stay open until 11PM tonight in order to accept mail from those who waited until the last minute. Serious fines and penalties accrue if your tax return is late.