In an attempt to calm myself down, I decided that I needed a new game plan. For starters - no more statistics. It really doesn't matter how much I produce, so long as I am happy with the results. I will not make long lists of planned sewing that cannot possibly be realized. One item or outfit at a time to be completed before moving on to the next. Some items come together quickly - some items will take a while longer. I do not have to measure my output against everyone else out there. I would really like to mostly use what I already have on hand - so that I don't have to keep looking at it in the fabric cupboard! Wardrobe plans are wonderful - they just are not for me. I've tried many a time to "plan" my wardrobe. Impossible! Perhaps if I was starting from scratch... I just know where the gaps are in my wardrobe, and then there are the things that I "just want".
So what have I actually been sewing while pondering these very serious issues? Well, I did make another full set of covers for the daybed in the TV room, using up an old tablecloth, coverlet, etc. (Sorry - no new pictures for the moment!) A certain someone has decided that this is now his bed. Pulling an old sheet over the bed doesn't work to keep the doggy dirt at bay - he just pulls it off, arranges the (new) feather pillows to his liking and plops himself on top very comfortably. To make a long story short, I decided that two sets of covers would just make my life easier - one in the wash and one on the bed. One definite problem here - this is supposed to be the place that I can lounge comfortably while watching a movie. Why is it that I need permission from the dog to do so?
Well, and then there was my son's birthday present...
Still in "kitchen mode"... aprons for the church kitchen.
|Oops! Sorry! Didn't realize that this was so badly out of focus!|
I have now moved on to clothing for me. I'm feeling much better about things. Thank-you for listening to my ranting!