Skirts

I’ve been working on skirts from Sew Serendipity. I love the patterns. The instructions are very easy to follow, even for someone who really hasn’t tackled clothing recently. There was a day, when I used to sew a lot of my clothing. I then discovered quilting, and the clothing construction went out the window. These patterns just make me want to sit at the machine. We’ll see how long it lasts, because the pinning and cutting sort of play havoc with my Sjogren’s symptoms.

I love wearing skirts in the Summer when its hot. They are so much more comfortable, and sort of neat looking. I think that I’m getting a bit long in the tooth for shorts. When it’s miserably hot though, and if I’m going to be home I do wear shorts. I just don’t really like to wear them when I go places. This Summer we are going on a trip, and I’ll probably be wearing long pants most of the time, but skirts would be nice for dinner.

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What To Do, What To Do…

I have so many projects in line, and I can’t decide which to work on.

I have clothing that I want to sew. I have a top cut out, and the fabric washed and ironed for two VERY cute skirts. I hope they’re cute on me, because they sure are cute on the skinny models. The patterns are from the book Sew Serendipity, by Kay Whitt. There are so many patterns in the book that I really want to sew. Adorableness to the max! Kay’s blog is now my home away from home http://blog.sewserendipity.com/

I also ordered a pattern booklet that includes patterns for a new camera bag, and a new lap-top bag, and oh boy are they CUTE!  http://blog.sewserendipity.com/2010/09/fall-preview-part-2.html  Go to the link, and look at the darling and talented Kay Whitt’s blog! Adorable! I went to the fabric store today to see if they have the correct fusibles, and they don’t. I’m going to have to order them along with the hardware… So, it looks like the bags are on hold.

My applique quilt square is in process, and I took it with me to Bee on Wednesday, but I was having a hard time seeing because there isn’t a huge contrast between my fabrics. I really would like to get going in a big way on my quilt.

So…I think that I’ll do a little work on the quilt, and try to sew one of my cute skirt patterns.

The Farmer’s Market starts this weekend, and a cute wardrobe is in order for one of the social events of the season. However…we are supposed to have very cold weather, and possibly snow, so I think the skirt is on hold until next week!

Bags

This is a cute little bag that I finally finished. I started it two years ago, and it then was placed at the bottom of the to do pile, and I mis-placed the pattern, and I didn’t like it, and I just had way too many other things calling out to me to work on. For an unpopular project, it turned out rather cute? I love the little yo-yo’s, and the embroidery. I LOVE the polka dot fabric. It may be the best part. I don’t know what I will use my cute little bag for. Possibly transportation of in -process knitting projects?

Those of you who don’t live in Twain Harte have no way of knowing that the Pharmacy is THE place to buy fabric, or maybe you do know. I’m always surprised when I’m away from home and tell people where I live. Many times the response is “Oh, you have the Pharmacy…”. Lovely cottons are in flat folds on tables. It’s like a very, very fun scavenger hunt, where you win fabric as a prize! Look what I found, high on the top of a shelf. Bee-u-ti-ful canvasy colorful goodness. I needed it.

It needs to bee-come a bag itself.