I have to post at least once a week so people won't think I've fallen off the planet. I just got back from my second pattern buying trip of the weekend. We can just call this PATTERN WEEK, since each of the big 4 companies were on sale at Hancocks. I promise myself that I will not be going into that store tomorrow even though it will be the last day for the Columbus Day Sale. I won't even take a picture of the patterns I bought....like if the patterns won't be going on sale again next month! I can't help myself, I love new patterns.
I'll have to take some time later to go through all my patterns again to see what duplicates I have - thank goodness they will let me swap them out later. Lord knows I just can't keep up with the system I came up with to keep this from happening. SO I ASK..."WHAT SYSTEM DO YOU PATTERNHOLICS (and I know there are a lot of you out there) USE TO PREVENT BUYING DUPLICATES?" I need some help here!
I had the pleasure of joining my two sewing buddies LISA and EBONY at Lisa's house yesterday. I'll tell you we sewed, talked sewing, ate (great Humming Bird Cake), exchanged ideas, got honest advice, had a show and tell session and got to take our choice of 4 or 5 bags of fabric that Ebony was purging. Need I say it was a very delightful afternoon/evening. I don't think we left until midnight. Lisa's entire living room was encompassed with sewing stuff, ironing board, (she had two sergers already set up, one light and one dark). How good does it get! I am extremely blessed to be involved with these two ladies. I draw so much from Lisa's expertise and from Ebony's youthful creativity...it's priceless!
So where am I on my personal Sewing Adventure? I'M STILL WORKING ON MY MCCALL'S CAPE & SKIRT OUTFIT. Seems like I can't get this thing finished! I have got to get myself into some quick and easy projects. I really don't like projects to take over one week to finish. That prompts another question. "HOW LONG DO MOST OF YOUR PROJECTS TAKE TO COMPLETE!