...it's that time of year again folks - you know, the most wonderful time of the year! Happy birthday to me today, and then just like clockwork, seven days later it'll be Christmas Day. It always happens, and it's ALWAYS been such a joyous time of year for me. I could write a book about my wonderful memories of birthdays and Christmas' past - but never fear, I won't do that here.
As you may have noticed, I've experienced a recent sewing slump, and I'm pretty sure that the stress/ excitement of the craft fair brought it on. If I'm nothing else - I'm one-tracked when it comes to focusing on a project. All that time I spent working on those scarves I would have much rather been sewing for myself. But, alas, I committed myself, and I had to see it through. Only thing is - all that one-tracked focusing put a dent in my sewing motivation. Oh, don't get me wrong, I DO want to sew. It's the getting started part that's holding me back.
You know me, I'm the type that will force sewing motivation. I tried doing just that this week and it yielded me not 1 but 2 pair of ill fitting p.j. pants. I was sure that making a couple pair of quick and easy pajama pants would do the trick for me, and it would have - if not for the wrong fabric choice. I made knit p.j.'s, but used a knit that grows and grows and grows some more with were. I wanted to learn to make yoga waistbands and thought p.j.'s would be a good way to practice my technique. How disappointing to say the least. Last night I was thinking of canning both pair, but today I'm thinking "cut that band off and stitch in some elastic", what a downer. Nuff said.
I also thought about making a new birthday dress, but that didn't unfold. But low and behold a package from Vogue Fabrics was waiting on my porch for me this afternoon and that cheered me up sewing wise. A surprise gift of 2 beautiful yards of bamboo knit fabric from my friend Cecil!!! She me tricked ya'll during our weekend sewing/pattern/fabric talk. But what a wonderful trickster she is. I've never had bamboo knit before.
|CELERY BAMBOO KNIT
If recall, I did have some scarves left over from the craft fair. This week I sold 5 of them and also made two special order scarves. That made me feel real good!
Only one more day til Christmas vacation - how wonderful! I've already closed out the records for the College, and tomorrow I'll finish closing out the High School. It's really been a great semester. Now to see if I can get this sewing thing cranked up...