Saturday, June 16, 2007

Looking Back

Wow - I just looked back at all of my posts since I started this blog. It's been about a year now that I've been back into sewing. I can't believe how far I've come. I was not just a little rusty when I started sewing again. I didn't even realize how much I needed to learn. One of the best things that I've discovered in this past year is Pattern Review. I have learned so much from all of the contributers on that site. The other thing that has truly inspired me is blogging and reading other people's blogs. It's just amazing to me that someone would actually take the time to read my blog. It's even more amazing when I go to someone else's blog and find a link to my own! I just really want to let everyone know how much I appreciate you and your great ideas, support, and wealth of information. I am continuing to learn and grow in the sewing world and I love it!

I didn't get to do any sewing (YET) this weekend, and I'm not even being good like Cidell and cleaning!(Lord knows I need to) Yesterday I had to meet with my grad advisor and then union business took care of most of the rest of the day. Today, after about 10 mini crises (Do you know how many square feet one bottle of laundry detergent can coat when spilled? And did you know that if you yell at your daughter the cat will jump off the window sill spilling a large glass of water all over said daughter's laptop computer and cell phone rendering them both useless?) I got to play Stacy from What Not to Wear on a much smaller scale (and budget I might add) My friend Debbie is going on an Alaskan cruise in four days and needed some help in putting together her wardrobe. FOUR DAYS??? What are you thinking, girl? Well, first thing we did was go through her closet and see what she was planning on taking. After talking her out of about 4 pairs of pants too many and about the same number of jackets, we made a list of needed items and went off shopping. I met her at her house at 9 this morning and didn't get home until about 7 tonight. I'm exhausted, but it was fun. Unfortunately, I didn't get any sewing done, so I'm hoping I can at least get something cut out tomorrow. I have plenty I need to do for the 2 contests at PR, but I really am wanting to make Vogue 8380. I'm not sure what I want to make it from yet, but maybe a matte jersey.

Also, I'm wanting to make this New Look 6547 dress. I have some white cotton floral print that I've had for years that would look really good. Maybe the halter version.


Maureen said...

Well, I love reading your blog Nancy (and NOT just becuase I'm one of your links - which is very cool). I love that you include tidbits of your life along with the sewing; you are an accomplished seamstress (she says enviously) and a good writer...perfect combination for an interesting blog. And mostly it's just nice to be able to 'visit' with you when we haven't had a chance to have lunch together in awhile.

LauraLo said...

You're doing wonderful things, Nancy, I'm glad you're back to sewing!