Sunday, November 14, 2010

Where Have I Been??

Dear Readers,

Thank you to the people who still take the time to check this blog for posts!  I appreciate it and the comments on my last post.  Thank you!

When I started this blog, I wanted it as a record of what I sewed and as an incentive to sew more.  Well, I have definitely accomplished the first but not so much the second!  I'm sorry for the long break (saying that to myself, too!).  That includes all the sewing blogs that I have not read--I've missed doing that!

Have I accomplished anything in the sewing world?  Not a great deal personally, but rather a lot as a facilitator.  Several months ago, our local sewing guild began a local community sewing project which I posted about here and here .  I'm happy to report that we surpassed our goal of 500 blankets for the babies and children at our local hospital!  That was really cool--and I think we will continue to get more.  Those blankets have at various moments taken over my sewing room which thankfully didn't matter much due to the lack of sewing!

My youngest dd has sewed a small amount on her flannel pj bottoms.  I finished one pair of knit pj bottoms and started on another pair.  Not very exciting, but it is something.  I'll see about posting pictures next post--which will be soon! 

Future plans are to go slowly and finish sewing the last pair of pj pants.  Then, it will be on to youngest dd's Christmas dress and binding the edges of the Christmas tree skirt.  So much for the pink wool and the Dalmatian dress.  My sewing room also needs some cleaning up partly due to all the blankets and partly due to grabbing and running then not putting things away!  Oops!

So, what have I been doing since I haven't been sewing?  The usual things that most people w/ kids do and some extras--some fun and some not so much.  The girls participated in a fashion show (neat because the lady sews all the wedding and bridesmaids dresses herself--and designs them), toured a couple of colleges, watched lots of Lego robotics stuff, finished soccer season (yippee!), and gotten new stair treads (great now, not so great during the process since they can't be used for a day each time they get a coat of polyurethane!).  Plus the very time consuming process of having temper tantrums so my dd and dh would work on dd's transcript stuff and my own diligent work (or not very diligent at times) on course descriptions to supplement the transcript.  haha.  Just proofreading all that is quite a bit of work....and left my eyes too tired to even think about reading sewing blogs so you know it was bad!

Onto the relaxing holidays!  (Did I really say that???  Did I really mean that?  NO.)

Sorry for the lack of pictures!

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