Not sure why our sewing slows down in summer? Do you know? Maybe because we have such lovely warm weather as compared to the rest of the year that we just don’t want to be indoors sewing up a storm? All I know is that my summers seem to be different: it is usually JAM PACKED with sewing: (1) At work I am sewing a great deal and (2) at home …….. so this year is no exception. I do not travel across my territory in the summer months (WHEW! after almost constant travel from Feb to the beginning of July, if someone had mentioned the word “airport” I think I would have run for the hills!?) Anyway it is the ideal time of the year to dream up creative ideas to share in my next travels……and then sew up the samples to Show & Tell this Fall. As well as the ideal time to catch up on all the sewing at home which could not be done during my hectic months of traveling.
I suppose I am bragging but I was very proud that I literally sewed the entire 3 days of our long weekend just past and completed no less than 15 garments!! I am not lying. Some of them had already been cut out (which I often do on the floor of the TV room ahead of time – not advised as it is very hard on the back & knees!). I counted up the tally last night and was super surprised to see how productive I had been. I just love it when I have unexpected time to make such a big dent in my Sewing-at-home-to-do-list. I made dresses, skirts, jackets, a gift for a Mom-about-to-be, 4 bra’s, 2 sundresses for my little girls; etc. NO mending at all which was a rather wonderful bonus. I have always disliked mending as I think it is so tedious and not very creative. I do it simply because it has to get done but it certainly is not a favourite.
I will share some of these completed projects with you over the coming weeks when I have had time to photograph them.
Well imagine my smile this morning when I logged onto my computer and there was my weekly email from Sew4 Home: they have a week of projects and today was JANOME MONDAY. They chose to embellish plain store bought T-shirts Here is the link to this blog. My advice: book mark it or subscribe so you get their emails as I think it is a great blog. packed full of wonderfully creative projects and how to’s.
Mmmmmm….there goes my thinking along the lines of more projects I could be getting done at home!!! Honest I don’t think I can ever live long enough to get them all done……Do you ever feel that?
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