Thursday, November 30, 2006

And life gets in the way...

I know that I haven't written much lately but that is because sewing has moved so far down on my list of things to do! This is by no means a reflection of my desire to sew or how important sewing is in defining who I am but it is more a reflection of how involved my life has become in other areas.

I use to wonder how people could let "life" prevent them from sewing. Guess if you wonder about something long enough, "life" provides you with an answer! *smile* So now that I have gained understanding, I am trying to fight my way back! I try to do a little something sewing most weekends, but when I compare what I do now to what I was producing just a few months ago, I have to fight hard against discouragement.

At the beginning of the month I received a new shipment of fabrics from my favorite fabric resource, Fabric Mart. I purchased these particular fabrics because they really called to me and I knew exactly what each piece should become. But four weekends later, I have only made a lined straight skirt from the smallest piece in the package. And it took two weeks to accomplish that...something that previously would have taken one Saturday afternoon. And even now after a long weekend, I have only managed to accomplish cutting out a cardigan and sleeveless dress combination. I guess I really shouldn't say only since it is something and getting anything started now is a big deal!

However, I have pledged to myself that I will try to do something sewing related every week because some progress is better than none!

SWAP UPDATE:

I ordered my qualifying fabric purchase from Timmel Fabrics for the SWAP contest. Four metres of a very fine red wool crepe to give the "pop" of color to my black & white theme. Now I just need to come up with a name for my collection. The SWAP officially begins tomorrow!!!!

5 comments:

  1. I think that it's the holidays that haven't helped - I haven't been able to do much sewing myself.

    I can't wait to see your SWAP garments!

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  2. I know what you mean about life getting in the way. I have missed reading your comments so glad you had a moment to post something. Can't wait to see your SWAP come to life.

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  3. I fully understand about "life" getting in the way, it is a constant struggle for me the last couple of years, but I am so glad to hear from you and your sewing plans and dreams.

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  4. Carolyn I'm so sorry that life has been getting in the way of your sanity. Hope it's not the new job. Glad to see you posted - I was actually getting worried about you.

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  5. I'm in the same boat. I've ordered so much fabric lately and haven't sewn a stitch of it. All my time has gone toward holiday stuff. I'm so anxious to get back to my fabrics! I hope to sneak a few hours in this weekend.

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