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Circumspection

2013 December 18
by elizabeth_admin

I’ve developed a nasty habit of late.  Apparently now, I only want to post when I have something finished to show you.  Well, I never took pictures of my second knit a-line skirt.  And I haven’t finished anything since.  (Yes, my faux fur/leather vest is draped on my dress form uncomfortably eying me every minute of the day.)  I’ve yet to start the Burda coat that I was so excited about a month ago.  And I’m deep in unselfish sewing with all of the nieces’ and nephew’s xmas pi’s in high production.

I hope to have them finished by this weekend.

I did not attend my last draping class either.  The teacher showed the draping for a waterfall cardigan.  But there are so many patterns out there of that style already and really, how long will they still be in style?  Also, no one in my small, non-big city town wears cardigans at all.  Weird.  I believe I only have two more classes left in the semester.

My family will be in town starting this weekend, so my posting will be even more sporadic than it already is.  I might put together an end of year post and I might not.  To be honest, blogging is taking a bit of a back seat for me the last little while.   My focus and energies are elsewhere.

Maybe after my visit to NYC in February, I will feel a little rejuvenated.  Here’s to hoping.  Let me know if anyone is interested in meeting up in NYC for some fabric shopping while I’m in town.  You know me… I can’t resist the Garment District.  No way, no how.

I hope you and your families have a great holiday season and a happy new year (if I don’t write again until after New Year’s).

Happy sewing!

5 Responses leave one →
  1. December 19, 2013

    Merry Christmas Elizabeth! Your “elf sewing his own shirt” got passed around at work the last two days. I hadn’t realized that “elf on a shelf” is an actual thing and so all the moms were interested in that and saying it’s adorable.

    I still think you post a lot and I really enjoy reading your posts.

    I’d be interested in meeting up in NYC in Feb! Please pick a non-snowy day, ha ha ha ha ha!

    And lastly, at first I thought your post title was “circumcision”.

    Have a great day!!!

  2. December 19, 2013

    I think enthusiasm for sewing tends to rise and fall depending on what else is going on in life – you shouldn’t feel like you have to make things when this is supposed to be a fun hobby. And, well, holiday festivities do tend to interrupt the regular flow of things. I am sure a trip to NY Garment District will prove inspirational. Until then take it easy, and have a happy holiday!

  3. December 19, 2013

    Enjoy the family visit!

    I love waterfall cardigans (I’m wearing a black one right now that I almost live in) but I’ve never sewn one. This is probably silly, I should go purchase a pattern & whip up a few more sometime. 🙂

  4. December 20, 2013

    Have a great Christmas and New Year, enjoy spending time with your family and don’t worry about the mojo to sew or post, it will all come back soon. I pretty much also only post when I have a finished garment, it seems to be the kiss of death for anything I am making if I post about it before it’s done!

  5. December 22, 2013

    I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday with your family! I’ve had my share of ups and downs when it comes to blogging, as I’m sure many out there have — your enthusiasm will return!

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