Now on to the interesting stuff - the pieces that actually went into my wardrobe. 60 pieces were added to the closet, but somehow it really doesn't feel like it. Granted, a lot were summer wear, and presently that stuff is not IN the closet. (I have to switch things out for the seasons.) A few things were for an occasion, worn only once. Here's the tally.
miscellaneous (polar fleece socks, hat) 2
pyjamas (1 set, 2 pants only) 3
knit tops 6
The only reason that I was able to sew so much, is that I have been home this year, and while job-hunting does take up an awful lot of time, it's still not the same as having to go to a job. I'm also realizing that I have been using my sewing as an escape, and while it does keep me sane, it's not the only thing that should be happening in my life.
So - on to the sewing plans for 2011. First and foremost - a whole lot less sewing for other people (my children and mother not counting in this). I do not have to produce a handmade gift for every occasion. I should be sewing items that actually fit into my life at the present, instead of things that I think I will need when circumstances change. For the moment, that means more in the line of casual wear for home, which, oddly enough, is the most neglected part of my wardrobe.
I do lurk on Pattern Review and Stitcher's Guild, but I'm not too sure that I want to do more than that. Guess I'm afraid that I already spend too much time at the computer, and any more involvement and I'll be regretting it. Reading blogs and blogging is something that I'm enjoying at the moment, and that's what this is all about, eh? I know that at the moment I'm not ready to join in to various sewing "challenges", though the 12 jackets was very tempting. I do enjoy seeing the results of everyone else's efforts, though. So - I'll keep doing what I'm doing, posting my results, and trying not to get so stressed about the whole thing. Does it really matter how many items I produce? Definitely not. What matters is that I'm happy about every project, and mostly that I have fun (what's that?) in the process. Enough of this soul-searching already!
What we need here is the requisite picture for this post. You saw his back side yesterday. Let me introduce you to my sewing buddy
I spent an inordinate amount of time the other day taking the requisite mugshots for his license renewal. Whoever came up with that idea has never tried taking specific shots of a dog!