Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday Morning Diary Bits

I'm sitting here waiting for the border print knit to finish its cycle through the dryer and then I will be off to work on the twinset.  The twinset will take some manuevering to get it to work since the border print is in panels or 1/3rds of the fabric...but I think it will be awesome when finished.  A last bit of color before the bleakness of winter sets in because it is getting cold here in the Mid-Atlantic states.  I've turned my heat on in the evenings...40 degrees is just 8 degrees above freezing as my daughter likes to remind me!

So a few comments and I'm off to sew...

Several of you wondered in the last post when I sleep. 
I think that's funny because I love to sleep but mostly do it on the weekends!  I get between 5 and 6 hours a night...any more than that and I'm groggy in the mornings which won't do because I'm moving when I finally drag myself out of bed.  The better question might have been, what time do you go to bed?  I try to go between 11:30 and midnight.  Sometimes I'm tired and fall asleep about 10:30 but if that's the case then I only have 2 maybe 2.5 hours from the time I get home to get things done.  I've learned to get as much as I can done in 4 hours but sometimes I'm pushing it...and normally I don't sew when I get home during the week...the doll's outfit was an exception.

NancyK asked if I would post a picture of my niece and her doll...
Well my sister promised to send me one after the fashion show this afternoon.  I'm not attending...the thought of having to sit through a show of  9-10 year olds and their dolls was a little much for me...especially since that is a totally been there, done that kinda thing.  But my niece and sister were thrilled with the outfit and that's what matters most.  I will post the picture as soon as I get it.

All of the fabric that arrived this week has been put away. 
The closet is overflowing as is the bin in the bedroom so I need to start working my way through it.  I have a few ideas and I will share the fruits of my labors soon.  Also, thank you to everyone who added a comment understanding my obsession with's good to know that there are quite a few of you out there with the same condition! ;)

Pattern Giveaway
If you participated in the pattern giveaway from last weekend, the patterns have been mailed.  Look for it to show up in your mailbox this week! I will definitely be doing at least one more of these as I work my way through the clean-up of my bedroom.

My sewing studio/bedroom remodel
Decisions have been made on the rug (well I've had it for some time now.  You've seen it rolled up and modeling in some of my pics!) and fabric for the curtains.  Here is the combo, we're working with below:

Okay I just heard the dryer buzzer so I'm off... always, more later!


  1. Carolyn,
    Thank you for sharing bits of yourself in your blogs. I'll be honest, I have wondered myself if you ever sleep. I think that you have remarkable drive and talent, and I appreciate you taking the time to share it with us. You rock!

  2. I don't blame you for staying at home (hopefully sewing) rather than attending the fashion show. I'm sure they'll have a lovely time, even if you don't attend. Pictures are nice...and quiet too. :-)

  3. I love, love, love! the fabric for the sewing room! I'm so glad you share with us. You've really inspired me to try to do more.

  4. I like large/small floral combinations. You get a little contrast, without too much busy-ness in the room.

  5. Love the print and colors. Your curtains will look great.

  6. Carolyn, as one of the beneficiaries of your pattern give-away, I thought I'd let you know that I got the pattern today. Thank you so much! I too am a fabric-holic and am already thinking about what to do with the new pattern. Not only do I live not that far north of where you work, but I've been to your town (my daughter plays ice hockey, and has competed from time to time against one of your local teams).


  7. the fabric for the remodel is gorgeous! I am never good at matching prints, and those look awesome. I am like you, BTW, I don't sleep much or else I get groggy. My brothers could sleep their whole lives away, but I am up at 6, weekday and weekend.


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