Thursday, December 23, 2010

Time to Decide

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

Sewing from the Kitchen Table

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.