I did manage to get 7 AG doll clothes made for the niece. It was an all day flurry of sewing in which I forgot to take pictures of said doll clothes. In the midst of the present opening on Christmas Eve (we have a 2 day celebration ~ don't ask the story is too long and drawn out!), the grown-ups were more excited by the clothes than the niece. *sigh* Oh well!
My darling daughters did manage to shop from my prepared list very well...I got all the DVDs and sewing books that I wanted and yes, I will do reviews on the sewing books in the upcoming weeks. I ate a lot of good food (makes me wonder how the cooking gene skipped me since my sister and cousin are such awesome cooks!), laughed alot at family stories that were trotted out, was so thankful that my mother is in good health and here to share Christmas with me and generally made me thankful that I am surrounded by family and loved ones.
I had to guard my iPad with a ferociousness! *LOL* My sister carried it with us everywhere and ALMOST forgot that it was mine! But it was really handy for games and directions...we got to my cousin's house faster than we ever have!
Which brings me to two other things...one...SNOW! Y'all know I hate snow with a fierceness...and we here in the tri-state area (NJ, NY & CT) are predicted to get blizzard like conditions later today into tomorrow with amounts of snow being bandied about like 8" to 20". This probably means that even though I am scheduled to work tomorrow I probably will be unable to get there. So much snow is being discussed that my SO is NOT working today, so you know it's serious 'cause that man ALWAYS works! *LOL* So I'm hunkered down trying to figure out if I want to veg or sew for myself.
After perusing the pictures of Diane Von Furstenberg's Pre-Fall 2010 Collection...I really want to sew for me! Erica, made an awesome skirt that highlights the clean, pure lines of this collection and there are a few pieces in it that I want to incorporate into my winter sewing. These are my top three favorites:
collared vest and skirt combo
(I am in love with collared
vests this season!)
cowl neck knit dress
(doesn't this remind you of B5247
- just closer fitting)
a great throw on knit dress
So as I sit and wait for the snow to descend upon us and wreck havoc on the outside world, I will thumb through my fabric collection and come up with an outfit to work on.
...as always, more later!