I am happy to say that progress is being made. The dress is well on its way to completion, I've attached the ribbon edging to the handkerchief, AND I got the fabric for the robe. It's a polyester with a lovely drape and a bit lighter than the dress material which is perfect for what I believe will be a sunny, WARM Sunday afternoon in July. I am using a 2" wide velvet ribbon for the neck edge of the dress which, SURPRISE!! does NOT have a draw string. Uh oh. I cut it to a size 14 to make the neck hole at least an inch smaller. I'm hoping I don't have a problem with peek-a-boo bra straps (so not o.k.!). One of these days I will learn to read a pattern completely before I start. The velvet edging pretty much means I HAVE to use velvet for at least the belt. I'm considering simple ties for the sleeves.
As far as things for T.A.S.K....ugh. BUT! In the most recent issue of the Gothic Lolita Bible (volume 40, if you can believe it!), I saw not one but THREE examples of what I want to do with headbands!!! I can honestly say I've never in the 11 years I've been getting the GLB seen anything of the sort. I felt like Gru in "Despicable Me", "Now THAT'S what I'm talking 'bout!" I may be late, but most certainly not last!
So, yah, 16 days and I'm still pretty frickin' excited. I have a lame tendency of losing interest in something just short of whatever event I'm waiting for. Annoying? Oh yes!! While in Uwajimaya I got hit by the "I need to finish InuYasha and get caught up on Fullmetal Alchemist and Black Butler!" bug. These will have to wait, but I think finally finishing IY is next on the agenda.
Back to work I go, tomorrow. It's amazing how much that place gets in the way. I'm very fortunate to have a job, especially one there, but...you know how it goes.
Apparently summer starts here tomorrow. The forecast shows sunny and 70's+ from here on out. WEEEEE!
NEW T.V. LOVE!!! Sherlock www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t4pgh
It's a modern day version of the venerable British sleuth. Sherlock is played by Benedict Cumberbatch (who you will all get to know as the voice of Smaug in The Hobbit) and he is absolutely brilliant! Frenetic and quirky and oddly attractive. Watson is played by Martin Freeman (he's playing Bilbo and perfectly cast, I must say). I actually fell asleep during the end of the first episode and most of the second (the eps are 1.5 hours long). I'll give a more detailed opinion once I see them all the way through. Lord bless the British and their superior television! It's available for steaming on NetFlix.
Here's another song that made a "Snape Tape" some years ago. The lyric I quoted in my subject line is pretty much what won it that distinction. And this was back in the pre-Lily days, though there were more than a few fan-fiction writers who came pretty close to what Jo had planned. I've always been more of a Snape/Hermione shipper. So I have daddy issues. Big Whoop. Certainly not as bad as the feelings I used to harbour for the Chamber of Secrets era Harry/Daniel. Though, I was younger then...O.K., so I was 33 and he was, what. 13?? I know, I'm going to hell, I'm over it. Just watch the video (Tom Cruise is in it!!!)