Is anyone else wondering where this year is heading? I am finding it is flying by, which is OK really.
SO it is already May and I haven't done all the sewing stuff I had hoped to by now. This is actually OK as I have been filling my time with study and setting up the business and really enjoying the process. I do miss the creativity a bit especially as at the moment my sewing room is doubling as an office as it is the only room that I can get peace and quiet in. This of course means I see my sewing machine and UFO every time I do any work or study. I'm amazed I have only been side tracked once or twice in the past 3 months.
Anyway, I did make time to sew in April, mainly it was dresses for Jot but it is still sewing. I mentioned the cool mermaid fabric I found a couple of months ago in one of my previous posts. It sat on my table for a while until Jot decided she wanted a mermaid dress. Not what I would have made with it if I had the choice but who am I to argue with a 4yo. While looking for my go to dress pattern Molly by Sis Boom I found two dresses I had already cut out ready to sew together so I did all three. One of which proved to be rather old as when I put the pieces up against the pattern they are a size 2. Please excuse the pictures of the children, it was a long day for them.
In addition I have finished the hand quilting of the Mondrian, just sewing down the binding and that will be finished. I got my blocks in May 2011 and am finishing it in May 2013 it seems 2 years is my longest time to finish a quilt (so far). Photos of that will follow once it is complete and in use.
I had to bribe Jot the other day as I needed to go to Spotlight for elastic for her dresses but she was driving me nuts so I said if she behaved I would make her a purple kitten cushion. Personally it freaks me out but she loves it and is currently using it as her pillow. I have the fleece to do a dog one for CT but I am thinking I might line the ears etc with quilters cotton to reduce the bulk I spent a lot of time forcing the multi layers of fleece through the machine.
I haven't managed to finish any other books for the 13 in 13 challenge but I am very pleased to say I found my copy of Awaken the Giant within and am now a few chapters further on. I need to finish this book as part of my assessment so I am doing a couple of chapters a month. It is a great book and very thought provoking I have a companion work book that I am carrying around with it now as there are so many exercises Tony Robbins asks you to do to get the most out of the book. I am learning a lot (not all of it something I really want to admit to) and I would recommend the book to anyone looking to develop themselves.
I am planning not to leave it a month between posts this month, well I know I wont as once the binding is on the Mondrian I am going to want to show it off. Until then. Have a good one.
Behind the Seams with Betsy Siber!
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