Ah, my dear daughter, who can not stand still for 5 seconds. Thank goodness I don't want to put pictures of your face on this blog, as I don't think there was a single picture in the whole batch of you just looking at me (please stop crossing your eyes).
I bought the material months ago, but have only just got around to replacing my daughter's outgrown peasant top (less than a year later and her belly shows when she wears it - how is that possible?). And then we had a 4.7 earthquake (definitely felt it this time). The last time I made her a peasant top it was a 5.4 quake. Do I dare put together the one that is cut out and waiting to be sewn? Should I contact Cal Tech's seismology department before I make any peasant tops and let them know that a seismic event may be about to occur?
Aside from their earthquake-triggering properties, these tops are great. So quick to sew and they look good in busy (read 'stain-concealing') prints. I was even able to use the template I put together last year, as she's been growing upward not outwards. I've been seeing lots of similar ones on blogs lately, so I think that there's plenty of patterns about.
The next one is in a less practical fabric. I'm just not sure if I should risk another quake.
Translation of the Day
UK English: Gordon Bennett! = an exclamation of surprise, anger or disbelief in US English.
It can be used as a more publicly acceptable replacement for several swear words or 'Oh My God!' although the latter seems to be used these days for every little thing here in California, while Gordon Bennett is reserved for the more emotional occasions.
For instance, when your house starts shaking around you, it is a good time to say "Gordon Bennett!"
I think the phrase "OMG! that is so, like, adorable, you should totally, like, get that" is unlikely to ever be rephrased using Gordon Bennett.