Friday, January 30, 2015

It seems like I'm not the only one losing coping with a wavering sewing mojo. I have been able to catch up on the sewing blogs I enjoy reading and it seems to be going around. I blame it on time constraints and well the lack of focus. I thought I was on a roll yesterday until I realize I didn't have any knit interfacing. Good thing I have a chance to go to both Joann's and Hancock Fabrics. I will have to get up early and would rather sleep in but that's ok,I'll make it work.  I also have started taking my brown pants apart. I will share the before and after pictures with you. They were from Simplicity 1810, they are elastic pants and they came out way to big! So I will re-cut  them out at my at my RTW size 14.
I know my sewing machine will be waiting for my return. It was "sew" glad that we spent time together. At first it was in shock, giving me grief bunching up stitches but I had a talk with her and she will soon have a new friend to join her. After all the overtime I have been working and earning not one but two bonuses! I think I deserve a serger and that's what I am going to get.
So yeah, it has come to that! Hey I need something else to show for it and I think it's "fitting" too. I could be practical and save it for a rainy day...BUT... I own three umbrellas over here so I think I will be alright, lol. Getting my happy dance on!
So pretty much like the image above I am tackling one block at a time. Funny thing is I will eventually get there. The good thing is I have a short list for Joanne's\Hancock Fabrics and I am sticking to it. My stash is smiling at me because I will not be buying any fabric until everything is sewed up. It not a large stash but large enough, thank goodness it's dresses and skirts.

Knitting and sewing and loving everything about it.

Friday, January 9, 2015

The need to SEW!

Yes, I need to sew something! I had a day of all days yesterday. Thank goodness it is Friday. I need to sew this work week out of my system and I plan on doing "sew" too. I started the new year off working overtime and well, it really isn't working for me. I have no time to prep my projects and that irritates me. I need just a little time with my sewing machine and I will be good.

I did finish my pants from Simplicity and I'm almost finish with my Harvest wrap. I stopped knitting on that when the overtime kicked in and have been doing a little before I go to bed. I'm so brain dead when I get home even that's a struggle. I can tell you this much, my Saturday's are my Saturday's again. I'm not working them anymore as of today. Unfortunately my work ethics are a little different from others because I believe in quality not quantity, so no moe giving up my Saturday. My sewing machine misses me and I miss it. So look forward to sewing some completed projects soon. I will start off small just so I don't get frustrated. I have a few dolls that need clothes so I will start there and share them with you.  I have a very special gift for someone that needs to be stitched up and it's sew time is one hour. So yeah, I can so that!

Knitting and sewing and loving everything about it.