As I get older I'm so much more aware of the pain and suffering in life, with no rhyme or reason, and all that I do know is that we are in this together. You too probably have pain and suffering in your life but I hope you too have joys and celebrations along the way. And their experience is certainly a reminder to be prepared in life for bumps in the road as well as in your sewing projects. Glacier National Park Missing Hikers Were Well Prepared
That tension and anxiety kept me from writing a word on this blog but now I will catch you up on what sewing I did get done last week. I was so inspired by Sandra Betzina earlier in the week that I packed my sewing machine when we had a short trip, just to make sure I could fit in sewing time.
I finished a lace skirt (yes, another Pamela's Pattern's Magic Pencil Skirt) with Fabric Mart fabric
and also two more pairs of Style Arc Elle pants.
|Stretch lace and stretch silk charmeuse lining|
The navy ones had the least amount of stretch so I added 1/4" to the side seams and replaced the waistband with some stretchier poly lycra lining and they go on much more smoothly. Navy fabric is another Fabric Mart find and the stretch poly charmeuse is from Fabric.com.
The second pair is a very thin, stretchy corduroy in a raisin color, also from Fabric Mart. Plenty of stretch in this one so no need for any adjustments.
(Aside:Don't pants look awful hanging on a hanger?)
While I was waiting to hear more news about Neal and Jason I spent a lot of time cutting out a supply of easy to sew projects....more pencil skirts, pants, a new Vogue knit pattern and a jacket. I don't trust myself to sew or try a complicated pattern when I'm that distracted. It's nice to have a supply of easy projects to grab and enjoy in an hour or two. Next I'm working on a few jackets and tops to go with the new skinny pants. It's a new silhouette for me so I have to reconsider the length and proportion of tops and jackets. But that's a lot easier to do now that my mind is more at ease.
Here's hoping that you have a good outcome for anything that is troubling you these days....or at least know that you have friends and family who will be there for you, no matter what happens.
|A happier, sunnier day, inside and out|