Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Calling it a year..... and planning for next

Well, it's getting to that time of year where other people and priorities take over my sewing priorites.  The next few weeks will be busy at work, home and play; wrapping up sewing lessons, and presents (pun fully intended!)

It's been a funny year on the sewing front.  I lost my mojo for a little while and then I didn't want to sew because I wanted to lose weight.  It came back with a vengence, and then I got an ipad and struggled with the technology and couldn't (and still can't) figure out how to post my photos.

I've taken a couple of classes, bought far too many some good sewing books, am waiting for delivery of the Threads archive DVD, bought far too much some super fabrics, worked through some of my stash, and cracked my blouse fitting issues (almost - there's always room for improvement!).

I have been through my patterns and have a plan for next year, which I'll share with you once the plan is finalised in the New Year!  I MUST deal with my personal trouser fitting issues -- no doubt a class will be called for.

So I'm going to call it a year.  I've really enjoyed reading all your blogs and will do so during the Christmas period.  It just remains for me to wish you a peaceful Christmas and New Year to you and your families and leave you with this little note

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Bloomin' patterns...... and a back up plan

Still no joy getting the McCalls pattern.  It was ordered last Friday for first class delivery next working day - is a week pushing it to be classed as next working day?!

So I need a Christmas party wear back up plan:

This arrived on Monday! Yay!!!  A lovely book which everyone is blogging about at the moment.  Very simple styles and easy makes. 

So, this is the back up plan:

In soft navy blue satin

In navy lace.
 I'll leave it to the weekend before I get the scissors out!!

Moral to this tale - a girl always needs a back up plan