Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thank you.

Thank you for all the kind words during my momentary (I promise) crisis of faith. And thank you for buying my t-shirt. I recently received a commission check for $73, and while it would have been most appropriate to buy fabric or liquor, I decided to indulge an old passion I have neglected since the kids came along.

I got myself these babies:

(I got one pair in red and one pair in orange - I jsut didn;t want to take two pictures of my feet.) Comfortable and sturdy enough for my klutzy self. Jimmy Choos they ain't, but they are the most stylish footwear I've owned in years.

But now I need clothes to go with them. All I've worn in the last 5 years are stretch pants and Old Navy v-neck t-shirts. When I originally purchased my sewing machine last year, my goal had been to make myself clothes, not quilts. I soon determined that I am too fat and shapeless to wear anything other than my fat chick uniform, and I hate cutting out patterns anyway, so I took up quilting. But, even though 20 pounds may not be enough weight loss to warrant it, I just bought this pattern:

I just want to wear a swingy skirt and cute shoes again, even if I have to destroy a perfectly good pattern to do it. If I manage to succeed in making something wearable (which I doubt - my measurements and the way clothes fit me have nothing whatsoever to do with one another, so this will either turn out to be a tourniquet or a potato sack) I may post an actual photograph of myself. But don't hold your breath. My lawyer may ultimately advise against it due to the potential for dozens of "mental torture" lawsuits.


blushing rose said...

Woo-hoo! Aren't you going to be snappy ... fanyc feet & pretty outfit. TTFN ~Marydon

Lisa said...

LMAO!! I wear that uniform, too.

Vicki W said...

LOL! I wear orthotics in my shoes and haven't had sandals in about 4 years. This year I finally found some with removable insoles. I ordered one pair to try. I was able to add a wedge under the insole to mimic my orthotic. Then I ordered the other 2 colors of that style and one color in a second style! They are very expensive ($130) but my feet are thrilled to not be sweating through the summer!

Anonymous said...

Hi Megan, Your blog never fails to crack me up! If you love making quilts and don't think your "figure" is appropriate for something other than your "fat chick uniform" why not make yourself a beautiful quilt, leave a nice opening in the binding and stick your head through it. VOILA! A nice quiltoga. Cheers ;o)

Carrie (in TX) said...


20 lbs is FANTASTIC! Don't sell yourself short on that accomplishment!

BTW - I triple dog dare you to wear the sandals as pictured! ;p

Love 2 Quilt said...

Megan, I would love to meet you! You sound like my kind of person. Damnit if you want to wear a swingy skirt and sandals, just to it. You Go Girl!!!!

Love 2 Quilt said...

don't you hate it when you post your comment and then read it and see you made a dumb typing error??

Just Do go girl

Esteemarlu said...

Love the shoes,pattern and pedicure.I don't want to alter my patterns due to my weight gain so I also continue to wear my tight clothes. I don't want buy new clothes because then I don't think I'll try hard to lose weight.