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Author: bestep

  • QOTD: Perfect is the enemy of good

    Perfect is the enemy of good Voltaire

  • Marriage: What Is It Good For?

    Marriage: What Is It Good For?

    Kudos to the Supreme Court yesterday ruling correctly that equality is a constitutional right under the law, and not something to be argued about and applied willy-nilly. I know I’m just whispering to the wind, but it is important to keep this point going forward: This fight has never been about religion. Marriage in this country is…

  • Hawaiian Classics Shirt in Green

    Hawaiian Classics Shirt in Green

    I found a really cool green and white stripped seersucker fabric and had to dosomething with it. So I made another shirt using the Hawaiian Classics pattern. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I’m getting the hang ofcollars finally. I also went back and fixed the hems on the first Hawaiian shirt, and nowboth are…

  • Are You Wearing Enough Flair?

    Are You Wearing Enough Flair?

    “What do you think, Joanna, of the person who only does the bare minimum?” Are you wearing the right amount of flair? If you don’t get the reference,please immediately go watch Office Space. I was joking with a friend the other day, that I can’t help think of that scene from Office Space when I see…

  • Hawaiian Classic Shirt #2

    Hawaiian Classic Shirt #2

    Time to start a new shirt. I purchased the Hawaiian Classics 220 shirt pattern from the Victoria Jones Collection. This is my first ‘non-beginner’ pattern. The instructions are great, and the construction is pretty straightforward. I did end up making several learning mistakes on the muslin, but the real shirt is going great. That’s the whole point,…

  • Learning To Sew

    Learning To Sew

    Part of the ten year plan is learning some independence skills. For example, I want to be able to repair and create cushion covers and sail covers. This means learning some basic sewing skills and learning to work on a gear driven sewing machine. Enter my beautiful Singer 15-91. What a wonderful machine! I bought…

  • Albert Said it Best

    Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination. Albert Einstein

  • We Will Miss You Terry Pratchett

    One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite Terry Pratchett books: Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is…

  • QOTD: Camus

    Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. Albert Camus

  • Clutter and The Ten Year Plan

    Clutter and The Ten Year Plan

    I have a lot of stuff. Not nearly as much as some, but still plenty. I’m not a hoarder, so don’t expect to see me on any reality TV shows anytime soon. During my last move, I took the opportunity to slim down how much stuff I cart around, and I have a pretty good…