Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Anticipating a Good Day

I haven't sewn in DAYS and I'm dying here. But my other work is done for a while and I intend to hide out up in the sewing room most of the day. I *will* have my sister's scrubs finished before I go to bed or … or … well … I won't. LOL! But I'm going to give it my best shot. I must get those done ASAP so I can move on to more fun things — sewing for ME! :grin:

I should be getting a good haul in the mail/UPS today. I'm expecting some books, some fabric, and some doggie flea stuff, since the one down side to the dog park is picking up everyone else's fleas which necessitate flea baths for every park visit. (And it's so much cheaper to buy flea preventatives on the internet that I couldn't possibly justify running up to the vet's office instead, esp. when I've dropped over $600 there in the last 60 days. Claire, I feel your pain.) Plus my March Burda WOF and Ottobre Woman are still MIA. Hopefully they'll show up today too or very soon thereafter.

I already had a nice goodie delivery day yesterday so today will be gravy. Yesterday brought fabric (of course) which you've already seen. It's the print from my self-drafted crossover twist. I love the fabric so much I got more to hopefully turn into a summer dress (more on that later).

But the neatest thing was an Adele Margolis tailoring book, inscribed by the author herself in 1966! It's not addressed to me, naturally, but it was still a cool surprise to find.

I've slowly been making my way through all the used sewing books I've been acquiring lately. Some are good, some are meh. When I finish up here, I'm going to write up one review for PR. Others will follow over the next couple of weeks.

Oh, the dress I mentioned above. I realized the other day that I'm going to need a dress for my older son's high school graduation in May and also something for Mother's Day which comes before the graduation. I'm planning to do the 2 birds/1 stone thing and I've got my antenna up for a suitable style/pattern. Nothing has jumped out at me yet, but I've barely begun thinking on it. I'm sure there's something waiting in my pattern/magazine stash.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, the luxury of sewing for oneself! Yes, yes, YES! Good for you. Can't wait to see what pattern you choose for the dress. Cool find on the book. (I'm a closet bibliophile, myself.) PS - what internet site do you go to for the doggie flea stuff?


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