27 October 2012

Sewing Confrontations

My friend Jessica over at Quilty Habit contacted me a few weeks ago about a new series she's putting together:

The series is called "Sewing Confrontations" and she's asking a number of other bloggy friends this November to man up (or woman up, or trans up, as the case may be) and force ourselves to work on some sewing issue that we have been struggling with or avoiding.  Since my machines have been gathering dust on their shiny avocado-and-lemon-smoke exteriors, I thought this might be a good way to get back into things.  After all, it's football season and it's soon going to be too cold to even run errands.

I thought hard about something I have been neglecting but thought I could realistically accomplish in a month.  I'm not going to successfully free-motion the bed quilt I made for myself last winter by the end of November.  This I know is simply not happening. I've been putting off quilting it at all for a year.  I mean, it took me an hour last night to quilt straight lines on a POTHOLDER.  Yeah.

But you know what is bothering me and I might be motivated to do?  Pants.  Like many women, I struggle mightily to consistently find pants that fit worth a toss.  And once I do seem to find a brand and style I like, THEY CHANGE THEM!  Sometimes the entire style is revamped (so much for the J. Crew Favorite Fits that got me through grad school--were they only my favorite??)  sometimes they decide to get cheap cute with the fabric (*cough*GAPbrands*cough*) and they are no longer worth the money. (jump coming here!)

04 October 2012

September's over?!

Hey y'all.

An update--there's been NO sewing or cooking round these parts--just a whole lotta flying around.  I've been on three work trips in three weeks--once to San Antonio and twice to Atlanta.  I don't travel a great deal (perhaps a little more than most of my co-workers, though), and I mostly enjoy it when I do (car service!  VIP rooms at nice hotels!  Good dinners!), but man I am BEAT. And currently addicted to tropical fruit salads such as the one above (and yes, I even have seasoning for my fruit). Also, Midge had to go to the hospital for extensive surgery, but hopefully she's ok now.  I have a wedding to attend this weekend, but hope to get some sewing done after that.  It's fall, so time for some skirts and tops.  I also haven't baked anything in a while, so I guess I'm due.  I can't believe I just missed an entire month.  All of a sudden it's getting dark when I leave the office.  WHERE DID MY SUMMER GO?


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