You may remember way back when, I wanted to sew a shirt for myself using an old kimono given to me by a friend. I had even found a pattern book in the library and traced the pattern to some butcher paper (in Japan they don't sell patterns on tissue like McCalls and Butterick!) But I had so many things I needed to do that the pattern has just been sitting for nearly a month. Well yesterday since I felt good about the When-oh-When I went ahead and made the shirt! I am not much of a seamstress and figuring out the sewing directions in Japanese is always a challenge but this is the result! I like big baggy shirts where I can wear something under them (besides they hide bulges and flab better) so I think this will suit my wardrobe well. It has such a pretty, dark blue woven pattern that will go great with my regular fashion statement of jeans!
So most of the day was very productive and I was in a good mood. I decided to really do some cooking and cleaning in the evening so I made up some home made croquettes which to me is quite a lot of work. Boil potatoes, cook up bacon, onions, clams (and de-shell them), mix them all together and make them into patties to be covered with bread crumbs and then deep fry. Sounds good doesn't it? Sorry, I DON'T KNOW!!! Choco found the patties way back on the counter while I was vacuuming so NO DINNER!!! She ate all six croquettes and was just cleaning the dish with her tongue when I discovered her up on the counter!!! Talk about angry! I would have like to have thrown her out in the snow but that would just mean more clean-up work for me when I brought her back in later so into the doghouse she went. Do you think she looks like she's sorry for ruining my dinner? Tetsu and I had soup, broccoli and rice for dinner, Choco went without! (And no, the onions which dogs are not supposed to have, didn't seem to upset her.)