Well as it seems to happen every year I am behind on my scheduled sewing projects. I find it a bit hard to make space to feed the family, bake Christmas goodies and sew all on the same table. I have been making fudge and neglecting the sewing. I had intended to have Christmas pj's sewn for all of us, but it just isn't going to happen. I don't like to have unfinished projects but at some point I have to tell myself that I am still human. " My magic wand is out of batteries" as my mother in law would say. I was also going to have crayon rolls for the 3 kids and only 1 is done, well mostly, I still have to sew a button on it, I can hope I remember to do that. Of course I also need a few shirts for myself and haven't done that either. We bought another trailer to attach to this one, so eventually I will have a sewing room again. Its small but it is better than the table, at least I don't have to worry about spilled juice on fabric. But getting them mated together has been a project, with the temps down below zero and my hubby and my dad sick, things have been put on hold. I am also cooking Christmas dinner for the family, which of course its wonderful to be near again but it will be quite the crowd. I hate to use anything store bought, i always make my own pies and crust and rolls and breakfast foods etc... but I have also come down with this cold and am feeling like store bought might be the way to go. I have to make the decision to keep my sanity. Right? But I should be Superwoman or something, I want to be, its my need for perfection. I have also cleaned house 2 times today to be followed right behind by 2 crazy boys who make it seem as I have done nothing. So I am not going to pick up things until the last minute before dinner, otherwise it will be a constant battle. Anyhow I don't mean to be a scrooge, its not my intention but I need to write down how I am feeling and let it go. I am very excited to get to spend Christmas with my family all together, its been a long time. I think mostly I need sleep, so I guess that is what I will do next.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my readers!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Well it seems that the kitchen table is not just for meals anymore. I have claimed one end for my sewing. I just couldn't go anymore without the stress relief that sewing gives me. Although it isn't ideal or my huge sewing room I used to have it functions. I have actually been able to turn out quite a few projects recently and its been great. I have started to accept what I have and work with it. I know that many others have only known a kitchen table or small desk for a sewing space and get by just fine, so there is no reason I can't do the same. Mostly I have worked on Christmas gifts and decorations, a YaYa's Apron, Ali Foster Purse, crayon rolls, candy cane curtains etc.... I love Christmas! I tried to make the YaYa's apron reversible, but that didn't quite turn out as planned lol Sivje's pattern is perfect though and I can't wait to try more. The Round Satchel Bag sewing pattern by Ali Foster is fabulous and great to whip up.