Sunday, December 13, 2009

Not much happening here...

I started the weekend off with good intentions.  I was going to sew all weekend...I mean it was cold and rainy and perfect sewing weather.  However, the Christmas Party for my job was Thursday night...I got home late...back to work early on Friday morning.  Then I had an engagement Friday evening that got me home early Saturday morning so I slept late on Saturday...well actually I slept most of the day on Saturday!  *LOL*  It's been years since I've had the privilege of doing that and I took full advantage of it.

I kept thinking that I would sew today...but it was another lazy day!  I've worked a little on the black version of the Burda skirt...added the lining but it's not finished and not ready for primetime.  I guess I don't really feel much like sewing...cause I was moving sooooo slowly and when I'm moving that heart really isn't in it.

However, I did do some planning...I have a few days off at the end of the month/beginning of the new I made a list of things I want to sew.  My closet is finally at the point where I want it to be...I guess three years of non-stop sewing will do that for you...therefore I feel no pressure to sew.  The pieces on my list are pretty involved with alot of creative details and challenges.  I'm looking forward to taking my time and making these involved garments...enjoying the process and the journey.

Although today I did have to go through the fabric piles (notice I didn't say the closet - just the piles! *sigh*) and I realized that I have bought the same piece of fabric twice. 

This has never happened to me before!  So now I have 10 yards (two 5 yard cuts) of the grey and blue wool/lycra pinstripe fabric pictured above.  *sigh*  Since my SWAP has blown up (some fabrics I wanted aren't available)...maybe I will use this 10 yards as the basis of a new SWAP.  I just have to come up with it!

Postings will be sporadic for the next two weeks.  I have Christmas shopping to do...and another party or two to attend...I probably won't be doing much sewing until the weekend after Christmas! 

The end of the year review will be done somewhere in there...and as always, more later!


  1. I was a little slow at sewing today, too. I planned to get a lot done, but instead just got a lot of online shopping done.

    But that's great that you used the day to take stock of what you have and what you plan to do. When doing more time-intensive projects, will you post progess pics? I find those very helpful.

    HILARIOUS that you bought 2 of the same cuts of fabric. You are so naughty!

  2. I bought the same cuts of fabric too! Once from Kashi and then once from Gorgeous Fabrics. So funny. Good thing I'm in a navy mood this year.

    Relax and enjoy the season.

  3. A swap in that fabric would be great. And about time your closet was full! You have made some great stuff since I have been following your blog.

  4. Believe it or not, you are not the only person to buy to cuts of the same fabric; I've done it too and I figured at the time that the reason I did it was that I really really (really!) wanted to make something out of that sort of thing. It had printed itself on my brain. This weekend was a bad one for weather for us also - so although I had the excuse to do cleaning for a family visit, I could not drag that out for two whole days and was finally able to finish all the handwork on my coat.

  5. I at least got my pattern alterations finished this weekend, so I am happy with my baby steps.

    Buying the same fabric twice is what has convinced me (each time) that I really needed to organize or reorganize the fabric stash. There is something to be said for consistency of taste however.

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  7. I think lots of us are having difficulty getting around to doing any sewing at the moment (including me) - there's so much holiday stuff going on! However, you did get some planning done and I think that's really valuable time spent.

  8. Everyone needs some down time now and again. It seems like we are all especially busy this holiday season, so a little time off planning, dreaming and petting the collection isn't a bad thing.

  9. I have that same wool/lycra fabric too, I think! I got it at Paron a couple of years ago on a PR shopping weekend. And when we had "show and tell" of our purchases, several people said they had it in their stash too! So you see you are in good company. It's lovely stuff but I still haven't made anything from it either.

  10. Once from Kashi and then once from Gorgeous Fabrics. So funny. Good thing I'm in a navy mood this year.

    Work from home India

  11. Can't wait to see the finished product. Have you sewn any Christmas gifts this year?



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