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I am in the airport, waiting for a connecting flight to Eugene, to hang out with dichroic and TP and row in the Covered Bridge Regatta tomorrow.

I was so happy to see snow-capped mountains as the plane reached the southern part of Oregon.

This place is dangerously tempting. I want to buy all the delicious beers and drink them all, but if I do I will miss my connection.

I managed to quilt another ant on the airplane. It looks much better than the first ant. Signs of progress. Also signs that this project might not take a full million years after all. Hooray/phew.

And now that he's received the package, I can squee about another sewn item. I made scrottie a pair of linen pajama pants, out of some fabric that was beginning to look like it had seen better days (because it had). I copied the pattern from an old pair of linen pants that I bought at a thrift store ages ago to wear in Costa Rica. They had nice buttonholes for a drawstring, so I took that as incentive to learn how to hand-sew buttonholes:

Button holes!

They aren't perfectly even, but I'm pleased with how they came out, overall. Knowing how to hand-sew is a useful skill.

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pigshitpoet
Apr. 15th, 2016 11:05 pm (UTC)
beer culture
nice buttonholes.

are you at a macminiman's ? they are heritage pubs and there are many of them in oregon.

we have friends from eugene. never been there but they say it's a nice place.
rebeccmeister
Apr. 15th, 2016 11:09 pm (UTC)
Re: beer culture
Thanks!

No McMenamin's today, sadly! I've been to the one in Centralia, Washington a couple of times. DELICIOUS. Mmmm, yum.

I've been to Eugene briefly before, on a roadtrip up to Seattle from Arizona, with friends who used to live there. It seems like a great town, aside from the anarchists. ;^)
pigshitpoet
Apr. 16th, 2016 12:09 am (UTC)
Re: beer culture
oh yes, my friend is also an anarchist.. at heart
scrottie
Apr. 16th, 2016 06:03 am (UTC)
You must have remembered that my stripey pajama bottoms wound up looking like a costume piece from Shawn of the Dead. I think the only thing that prompted me to buy those originally was thinking "ooh, pretty pale stripey pajamas!" but they were nice for loafing about in on chilly days. I really have to be careful not to get too comfortable not getting dressed and turning into a complete hobo. At least college students get out of their house in their PJs regularly. Ahem. Thank you, they're lovely!
rebeccmeister
Apr. 18th, 2016 12:27 am (UTC)
Yes, those were indeed the pants that inspired this creation. Plus, wanting to actually *do* something with my fabric stash.

If kept reasonably clean and un-rumpled, these linen pants can almost pass for non-pajama clothing. Keeping linen un-rumpled can be a pretty tall order, though. I originally got the fabric because linen is really good material to wear in warmer climates.
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