Counting Down To Harry, Monday

Counting Down To Harry, Monday

Leaky Cauldron tee, purchased  2006

Today is a super special day for me. Not only am I counting down to Deathly Hallows on Friday, but today just happens to be my 17th wedding anniversary! Seventeen amazing years with my soul mate, Eli.  For almost two decades, he has loved me, supported me, and most of all, put up with me and all my craziness. Quite obviously, he’s a keeper!

Eli & Jen 1994
Eli & Jen, 1994, hiking in Big Bend, Texas 

White Sands
Eli & Jen, 2008, White Sands, New Mexico

So…The Leaky Cauldron (representing the website, not the pub!)….

This is one of two t-shirts I purchased to wear at Lumos in 2006. My order did not make it to my house before the conference, so the t-shirts never made it to Vegas.

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this shirt for years. I love the design. I love the color. When I got it, late (grrr!), it was too big for me, huge, in fact.

I immediately reconstructed it to size it down. I don’t usually mess with the length of the tee when I she-shirt them, but this one was so long, that I did.  Unfortunately, I messed up and ended up with a shirt that was shorter than I wanted .

So, I tried again. This time, I added insets in the sides and extended the length with some white fabric from another tee. That worked for a while…and then I lost weight, and it was once again too big. SO, I resized it a third (and final!) time, making the side insets a bit smaller and, finally, have the shirt you see here.

This tee has also been retired to my some-day-when-I-can-bear-to-cut-them-up-quilt pile.

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2 thoughts on “Counting Down To Harry, Monday

  1. Robin G

    That shirt was trouble from the day it was ordered, LOL! But it turned out great eventually. And by the way, please don’t say that some of the shirts look too young for you. You look plenty youthful–plus I’m older than you and I want to keep wearing my fun t-shirts. 🙂

    1. ofenjen Post author

      Oh, it’s just the ones that show a little mid-drift…no one needs to see that, lol!

      And thanks, I think you’re as young as you feel. 🙂


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