Sunday, January 31, 2010

No sewing Sunday...

I woke up this morning and I wanted to do nuthin...absolutely...positively nuthin.  There was nothing about sewing that appealed to me this morning, this afternoon or this evening.  I've been wandering around my apartment like a lost puppy because what else did I have planned to do?

Maybe this happened because I spent quality time in the street yesterday...maybe I didn't properly prepare myself to sew!?  Usually I wake up on Saturdays, clean my room, maybe prep some fabric and generally prepare to sew.  That didn't happen yesterday.  Yesterday I was out shopping with my mom...and these followed me home:

In brown and black

And last night I spent quality time drooling over the fashions in this book:

A Thousand Days of Magic
by Oleg Cassini

So today I did mundane things like the laundry...like seriously?  I am so ready to sew for spring so can I begin the chorus of..."I'm ready for spring!" I'm back to work tomorrow...gotta go figure out what I'm wearing tomorrow...but it has been one no sewing weekend and no sewing Sunday...

...as always, more later...

25 comments:

  1. There's nothing wrong with a little nuthin' doin'. It's good for the soul.

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  2. Those nuthin' days can be just what you need, sometimes!

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  3. I'm looking forward to seeing your spring sewing. Today I was starting to put an invisible zipper in a dress with a waist seam (Vogue1025) and I thought about your beautiful spring dress, the yellow and white silk and linen dress with the gorgeous waist insert. I remembered how disappointed you were when the waist seams didn't line up perfectly and so I stopped and thought hard about how I'd prevent that. I sewed one side of the zipper as usual. Then before I sewed the other side I closed the zipper, lined up each side of the waist seam, and hand stitched it in place for one cm each side of the waist seam. Then I machine sewed the zipper starting from the hand stitching and sewing up to the neck. Then I turned the dress around and started sewing from the hand stitches towards the hem. Perfect :-)
    cheers, Mae

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  4. Some days require doing nuthin'. Enjoy your week.

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  5. Carolyn, you find the best shoes!! Those are gorgeous.

    I hope you found much inspiration from the book--maybe you just need a day to recharge yourself.

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  6. Love those shoes! It's okay you didn't feel like sewing because we all have those days. I look forward to what you have coming out for Spring. You produce a lot of great garments.

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  7. Just popping in to say love the Danny pic! How adorable is he?!

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  8. I just LOVE your new shoes! And in 2 colors at that, I tend to do the same thing if I find a pair I really like. I see "dressbarn" printed on the shoe, Dressbarn here does not carry shoes. pooey!

    Barb

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  9. Dontcha just hate it when cute shoes decide to follow you home? ;)

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  10. Fab shoes, fab book! Sometimes you have to kick back and enjoy the day in a way you hadn't expected!

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  11. I used to have an unholy obsession with Jackie O. Now that obsession has been replaced with a new one for Mrs. O.

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  12. I didn't do much of anything yesterday either, just read a book.

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  13. I have that book. It is mesmerizing.

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  14. Yesterday was a no-sewer for me too. I ran around doing all sorts of other necessities. How long can you really ignore them to sew? And then there wasn't much left for sewing that allowed me good light to see what I was doing. Ya know, we all have to have a little breather now and then. Luv the shoes.

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  15. I am a sucker for slingbacks! Last year I bought a pair of brown patent mock croc pumps I am surprised with how many things I can wear them with. I'm sure even though you weren't sewing, you were still planning!

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  16. You do so much in a year that some down time is totally acceptable. Enjoy! :)

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  17. I just requested this book at the library.Thank you for the heads up!

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  18. Sometimes "nuthin" is the best thing to do. The crappy weather is making me feel blue and don't feel like doing much of nuthin myself.

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  19. Love the shoes. I'm sure you'll get your inspiration back this weekend.

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  20. Carolyn, I just read Gertie's blog this morning and CONGRATULATIONS to you for sticking up for yourself (who I think is a fashion Diva:) and all those who may be built just a bigger than most. We all have fitting issues and sometimes the big pattern companies don't take into consideration that every buyer may not be a size 6 or 8.
    You go girl!

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  21. Enjoyed your posting on Gertie's blog. I second (third, fourth, whatever) the "you could write this" book, magazine, pattern thought. If it's an idea that's tickling hmm.... could be good.

    - Myrna

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  22. According to the groundhog today we have 6 more weeks of winter. That should give us all time to do some sewing for spring.

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  23. Carolyn, I read your Q&A on Gertie's blog too. It really got me thinking of how people are portrayed according to their size. Have you read The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, by, Alexander McCall Smith? The protagonist is a traditionally built lady. I find traditionally built a more honest term to use describing a larger size. How many of our grandmas were skinny minnies?

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  24. Ooh, those shoes. Don't you love when shoes are sexy, classy, and sensible at the same time?

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