I know I've been missing from the blog front as of late but I promise that will change. I prefer frequent blogging but have been a tad busy as of late. But here's my weekly "mindless ramblings" post. Things are beginning to slow down so I look forward to posting a little more regularly.
- Father /Daughter Banquet Dress Progress
I'm making good progress on the 2 banquet dresses I'm making for my daughter and Goddaughter (see last post for details). That's mainly because I FEAR last minute sewing. I've done it TOO many times and just plain refuse to sew under pressure this week. My daughter's dress is nearly done (just needs sleeves, zipper, & hemming) and I'm about to cut out and sew up my Goddaughter's dress. I hope to finish both of them no later than Tuesday. Their banquet is not until Friday and I'll post pictures then. Plus I want to squeeze a little sewing in this week for me. I wouldn't mind having something new to wear to church on Sunday.
-2011 New Sewing books
There are a bunch of new sewing books that will be released in a few short months. Amazon.com was kind enough to send me a list (that's right, I shop a ton with them). You can find them at this link
Personally I'm interested in the following:
I'm curious about the 3 Peg Couch book's that are on the list. This is one of them.....
I love that there is a "Fitting" book on the list---or e-book rather (it's kinda weird that it's a Kindle book). I love books on fitting because I've learned how to fit by watching others do so. I have a couple of books like this already and don't need it. Seems like it may be a neat read.
-Gutterman Thread Sale
FYI: Atlanta Thread Supply is having another one of it's periodic thread sale. Gutterman thread is
$1.86 for 1100 yd spools.
I recently purchase the Samsung Galaxy from T-Mobile. It's a 4G Android phone. I went from having a basic flip phone & no internet service to one of the newest phones on the market. Surprisingly getting a new phone with the bells and whistles has helped streamline my work & business helping me get back to my sewing. January & February were pretty intense & busy months with work and business which robbed me of some personal sewing time. It was then that I knew I needed to upgrade a little more on the technology side. I reluctantly upgraded but am so glad I did. I didn't realize how it would make my life easier, and make me less glued to my laptop. Now I can do business on the go if necessary. Just to think I was resisting upgrading. You know sometimes CHANGE isn't a bad thing (wink)!
- Silver Clutch needed
I haven't even sewn my Gala Dress but I'm already thinking about accessories. My dress is a deep blue color so I'd like to accessorize it with silver. I'm looking for the perfect silver shoes, clutch, earrings and chunky bracelet. I've already done some online shopping and will probably scan the mall to see what I can turn up.
Well here's some clutches I've been eye-balling on Amazon.com
I'm not really looking for anything with a strap. Just something hand held and preferably beaded. And of course not crazy expensive. I know I'll turn up something.
-10,000 Hour Sewing challenge-
I can't believe we're already 6 days into March. I need to review my sewing for January & February and present my goals for March & April. I will cover this in my next post.
Any new tidbits of sewing information that you'd like to share?????