Ohmygosh has this been a very long week of work! I've had very little time to read blogs or even think about sewing...and even though I have no plans for this weekend (thank goodness!) I have no idea what I'm going to sew. I feel like making a dress because the temps are suppose to be in the 50's at the beginning of the week...although I have several beautiful ones from last fall that have only been worn once...I guess I will decide tomorrow.
My Rowenta is leaking. It's been leaking for a minute and I've been gingerly prodding it along. Last weekend, was too much for me though and I decided that it's time for my baby to be replaced. Now I know that some people get annoyed when their irons start to leak after a few years but I've put mine through the paces and realize that a household iron is NOT suppose to get that kind of a work-out. So I carted another one home tonight. I bought it from the Williams Sonoma in the Time Warner Center and I was surprised that it cost the same as the one I bought from Bed, Bath & Beyond 4 years ago!
While I was there, I went upstairs to Borders and looked in the Crafts section. Sewing books have changed alot since I first started buying them. I think the books that I bought years ago were more technique driven or fit oriented. Sewing books today seem to be all about the fast, quick and flashy! This of course is just my opinion and if it helps bring younger people to the Art of Sewing then I'm all for it!
I did buy two books. You know I didn't leave without something right! *LOL* I bought the new Wendy book, "Built by Wendy Dresses" by Wendy Mullin which has been reviewed all over sewing blogland.
and "How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns" by Lee Hollahan. I have to tell you that I'm most excited about the this book because I'm always trying to up my pattern drafting skills without putting any real effort into it! *LOL*
Regarding my last post, I'm glad that other people use sewing journals too. They really are a valuable resource and interesting to review your progress a few years later.
Finally, thank you to everyone who have left such wonderfully nice comments on my last two garments. I haven't worn either of them to work yet but I probably will this week.
...and as always, more later!