This is where I'm planning on spending some of the next 10 days. The astute will notice that I said "some"...see it's like this. Originally I'd planned a 12 day immersion in my sewing cave. I'd planned to eat, sleep and live in the sewing cave just sewing, sewing, sewing. Then I said I'd host our annual family Labor Day celebration - ummmmm, I don't even have a grill...*sigh*
But it's okay, I figured I'd lose two days to this AND it really is my turn...so 30 family members will be descending upon me this weekend. But it was okay because I had 12 sewing days...by losing two I would still have 10 days of sewing pleasure.
Then some really important meetings landed on the calendar at work. Did I tell you that I got a new boss and some new responsibilities? Did I tell you that I'm now an integral part of these meetings? Oh and did I tell you that a member of the team started to freak out when they found out I was on vacation part of that week? Well you know what happened next...yeap lost two of those vacation days.
So, I'm now down to ten vacation days...two of which will be used working on the Labor Day celebration. I'm not disappointed...just a little deflated. I know that I still have eight days but some of the expansiveness of time is now missing. I will soldier on.
My "Fall Sewing List" has 16 garments on it. The Chado Ralph Rucci pieces don't even appear on this list. However, I learned a valuable lesson from this past Sunday's sew. Plan less...sew more. I've picked six pieces from my list to work on during the "reduced" sewcation. One of those pieces is a straight skirt ~ yes, it will be made in a trendy fabric ~ but seriously an involved straight skirt takes me three hours to sew. See, Plan less...sew more.
I don't want a repeat of last summer's sew. It was truly unfulfilling...even now a year later I remember how hollow it made me feel. I need these eight sewing days to be calming and productive because the week that follows will be hectic and full of long hard work days. Okay this sounds like I'm talking to the confessional camera on one of those reality shows. *LOL*
Anywhooo, tomorrow I wake up at a decent time...no more 5:35ams for me for the next 10 days! Woooo hooooo! I head to Home Depot to purchase a grill. Make out my shopping list for the supermarket to deliver ~ yeah I'm hosting but I'm not biting that "going to the supermarket to shop" bullet! No way! *LOL* My daughter will show up to help me clean and set up AND I will enjoy the time with my family.
Then it's onto sewing, sewing and more sewing. If you're so inclined, stick around to see the five maybe six items that come out of my sewing machine.
And I'm hanging this sign on the sewing cave's door...
Found on Pinterest
...as always more later!