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Sunday miscellanea

A friend requested some help with hemming a pair of pants (polyester/nylon blend), so I dragged scrottie along with me to the fabric store on Saturday to assess my options. I wound up buying a set of pinking shears and used a catch stitch at the new hem line. It came out nicely invisible, so I just hope it holds up to wear-and-tear. I suspect that if it doesn't she'll deploy some stitch witchery and fray check instead.

I also got some supplies to do some hand-quilting practice before I start the quilt. I think I'm going to make a small quilt for my cat.

I still have oodles of reflective material, so I worked on punching out more circles. They remind me, to some extent, of some of Miranda July's older work with coloring in the negative spaces around people (example). For now, I think I'm going to use a bunch of them to continue covering a lightweight cycling shell in multicolored reflective dots. Eventually I need to start mailing reflective googly eyes to people.

We also managed to get in a 30-mile bike ride in the cool rain (42 degrees, not 32 as on Saturday). That meant the Jolly Roger had a flat front tire when it was time to leave for work this morning.

We were fortunate, however, in that we chose to go north on FM 2038 instead of south - apparently, K and A decided to go on a bike ride about an hour after we'd left. They, too, took Old Reliance Road out to 2038, but went south instead of north. I'd observed all of the "Road May Flood" signs along Old Reliance, and pointed out to S that we were lucky to not encounter any local flooding, as the water looked fairly high (we did encounter a herd of deer and an emu, however). Well, when K and A turned onto 1179, they discovered that the converging Wickson and Mathas Creeks combined to form flood-level water. Sad trombone.



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Jan. 13th, 2015 02:30 am (UTC)
Whoah, flooding! Definitely not the right thing for bike riding.
Jan. 13th, 2015 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, seriously. They turned around, and I would have, too. I've ridden through enough water by now to know better.
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