So what was my success? Surprisingly, clothing. My build is such that my hips are a healthy size--my main ordeal when buying bottoms is that I need something that will come over my hips but not gap all around my waist or be huge in the legs. I had bought a few pairs of capris last year that I loved. This year, I don't love them so much. They're a little longer than I like and a little wide in the leg--I dunno why I didn't feel this way last year. But this year I took my mighty Gingher shears to a few of the seams and have 3 pairs of capris that I am more likely to wear tomorrow than I was today. The main triumph is that I did it all without cursing. I think the hems are all good, but we'll find out if I was precise enough when I put them on. With my luck I'll miraculously have made them longer on one side and the other side will be Daisy Dukes.
And since I think a post should have a photo, here are some flowers for you.
They remind me of raspberry Creme Savers.
Hopefully I"ll have some successful crafting to share soon. Emphasis on the successful. Hopefully.