I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted. I apologize, life has been a lot more hectic than usual. I’ve been under the weather since the last time I posted and am just now starting to feel semi-normal again. And my friend had a total knee replacement so I’ve been minding his shop (in addition to my regular job) 6 days a week. All I can say is that I’m pretty worn out and very cranky due to hardly having any time to sew. Surely, I’m not the only sewer who becomes rather b*tchy when she can’t get to her machines. Am I right?
Anyway, I have two blouses in progress and am nearly finished with my HP Marakesh pants. I’m not working this Saturday so hopefully I’ll be able to finish up a few things.
This past Saturday, I took the day off and attended a wonderful lecture and trunk show with Louise Cutting at Cynthia’s Fine Fabrics in Tamarac. I’ve seen Louise several times and she is always wonderful and full of ideas and information. As usual, her sample garments were TDF. Everything is impeccably constructed in the finest fabrics. I immediately fell in love with her In The Trenches pattern made up in tomato red linen. I love a trench and, although this is supposed to be a top, it will make the perfect jacket when it’s just a little chilly out. Check out Louise’s sample on her website (you’ll need to scroll about three-quarters of the way down – use your browser back button to return here).
I had a really wonderful time at the seminar and saw a lot of people I haven’t seen in quite some time. I came home energized and ready to get back into my sewing room so stay tuned!