No, I didn’t finish a project over the weekend. I’ve discovered vintage patterns but was sadly surprised by how…laconic the instructions are. (If by “instructions,” you mean a step consisting of a picture showing a fabric configuration that has no relationship whatsoever with the fabric you’re holding in your hands, of course. Not that I was frustrated.)

But there’s nothing a little seam binding can’t gloss over, so in the spirit of this post’s title, here’s the Magritte picture of a pipe announcing, “This is not a pipe.”

(He’s right, you know–it’s a painting of a pipe. Oh, those tricky French intellectual painters!)