I don't have anything new to show, but I did get a haircut after work today. This is what I wore to work and the salon. I decided to be "brave" and didn't wear a cardigan or jacket. This meant I had to suck in my stomach ALL DAY LONG. lol But that's good for the ab muscles, right?
I also wore my new pumps. I love new shoes that are comfortable all day, the first wearing. I wish these came in lots of colors because I'd be buying them too.
There hasn't been much happening in the sewing room yet. Last night I had to go grocery shopping. I had put it off from Sunday since it was raining here all day and I didn't feel like schlepping groceries to the car in the downpour.
Tonight was the haircut and then a late dinner. But I did make a very quick muslin of my cowl pattern and my pattern morph needed some adjustment. So glad I didn't just cut the good stuff the other night. But I'm going to throw the rest of my caution to the wind and cut the fabric tonight. Maybe I'll even get it sewn up. I'm not counting on it though, since I only have about 90 minutes before my internal batteries wind down.
I've been thinking about Carolyn's "Quickie" post off and on today, and it suddenly dawned on me that I *want* most of my projects to be quickies, not that it means they will be unflattering or badly finished. But when I thought about it, I realized that pretty much everything I wear is a basic piece and basics usually are quickies. Sure, sometimes I branch out and make a jacket, even lining some, or a Ren Faire costume, but that's not my usual M.O. Pattern alterations is what usually takes the longest time, which is why TNTs are so welcome — because then I have a "quickie" that I can sew over and over. And I'm OK with that. Except that my TNTs are dwindling.
If you want a little bright spot reading about someone who is new to sewing and still excited about the process, her new skills, and her continuing education, go read Stacie's anniversary post. It made me smile.
Parting Shot: I told Tyler to be creative with his pics and this is what I got today (C130 prop). It's really fun for me to see bits and pieces of his Marine Corps life. His first Marine Corps Ball is coming up in a month. I can't wait to see those pics in his dress blues with his new rank! His on/off GF Kelli is flying up to be his date, and I know he's looking forward to that.