Now I have a little bit of time I am going to clean up and update this blog.
I have started with the "About me" and a more current photo.
I had a rare moment of self-realization this week.
My daughter was interviewed on the radio about her business (she actually said "I have always sewn" which I realize is right, she always made bags and rectangular things but never garments) and she was introduced as a "Momentrepreneur."
It hit me.
I always identify myself first as the mother, in fact this blog used to describe me as a 'mid-life mom'. Well move over Babs - the mother in the family is now your child and you are singing back-up. And really at my age I am not mid-life unless I live to 120. Which I just might have to, if I am ever going to get caught up on these projects.
Now, it's Sunday so I might do a little spiritual detour on you.
I believe in prayer.
Not the standing at God's checkout window placing your order, but I think we should consider the prayers not our own, but maybe the prayers the universe is saying for us. For me prayer is more about listening in than sending in requests. There have been many instances in my life where what I needed to know was put in my path. I figure it's just up to us to tune in and to act on good advice.
This was sort of like that.
Now back to sewing and great comments on my Chanel jacket. Your comments were terrific and got my brain going.
I even went to bed last night wondering if the guy I know at home who machine quilts would do some lining and boucle work for me, say straight lines one inch apart.
Then I decided maybe I should settle down and actually finish my random version of this semi-traditional Chanel jacket before I go onto the next thing.
Am I the only one who always has three projects going on at a time? One under the presser foot and two more in the head?
So I will be spending my last week in this Tennessee hotel room hand-stitching away and we will see how it turns out.
Now I have to tell you one of the best things about being in the US.
Ordering fabric and having it come in a few days, without $40 postage, and duty, in 4 weeks.
So I hit Fabricmart this week and am so pleased with what arrived. Here it is:
|Gorgeous cotton and silk, heavyish, a light twill. A Stylearc work shirt for sure, need to use a TNT.|
|This fabric is so cool it's killing me. A lightweight cotton twill in a fifties print. A dress? I am saving it for the perfect pattern so not to waste it.|
Now back to Chanel sewing.