November 22, 2007

Hey, folks--
I've been off-line for a few days.
I spent one day making the pattern for a pair of shoes I've never made before. The second day I cut out the leather for the first one and sewed it. Amazingly, it even fit on the first try! Then, yesterday I put the finishing touches on the 1st shoe of the pair. This weekend, I hope to make the second.

These are what I call an 'Arrogance Design'.
That means that, although the people who made the original shoes have had approximately 10 to 12 thousand years to perfect the design, Two Crows pipes up and says, 'Hmmmm, I think I can do better.' :)
And, lo and behold, I think I may have, for the first time ever, actually pulled it off! The original design was a Yukon boot-top. I modified the design to make a shoe instead [I won't be needing boots in Florida, for goodness sakes!]

I'll take pics when they're done and, probably, post em on Scattershot Thoughts. They're purdy if I do say so myself. At least the first one is.
AND, I spent part of yesterday COOKING! Notify the poison squad!
Well, technically no -- I didn't actually do something as radical as COOK. I premixed the filling for the pie I'm taking to the communal Turkey Day dinner in my community. Today, I'll bake the crust and fill it and THEN I'll cook the raspberry topping that covers the whole thing.

Still, the point is, I DID spend part of the day in the kitchen [of all places!!] actually putting foods together that didn't come with instructions that included, 'Place in microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for X number of minutes.' In my household, that is a Dangerous Undertaking.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


LET'S TALK said...

I came by to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving and be safe!

Larry said...

Happy Thanksgiving Two Crow.

two crows said...

thank you Let's Talk and Larry--
happy TG back atcha -- may you be safe and warm today and every day.

Mary Ellen said...

Two Crows-

You are making shoes? I can barely sew on a button. In fact, my husband can sew better than me (he used to work in a Tuxedo shop while in college and did the alterations....but if I don't say so myself, I'm a helluva cook. ;-)

two crows said...

hey, ME--
well, we each have our talents.
mine absolutely DO NOT include cooking.

I've really missed being able to make my shoes. I couldn't do it while my house up north was on the market because it's a messy job and I had to be ready to dash out at a moment's notice.

so this is the 3rd pair I've made since I've arrived. just in the nick of time, too, as I got down here with ONE pair of summer shoes that have been patched so often they're mostly patches.

as to being able to sew well, ummm, no. I certainly couldn't alter a tuxedo.