Hello! Long time no see!
The little boy who lives with me and I had a lovely summer and I hope you all did too. We had an epic car trip, driving 2,540 miles through Utah, Colorado and Arizona. We visited 4 National parks, including Bryce Canyon, Dinosaur Monument, Arches, and the Grand Canyon. And we spent a lovely week with my sister and her family in Snowmass/Aspen. We only got lost once in spite of having a GPS map and drove on one 30 mile dirt road. It was such an awesome adventure. Here are a few photos from our trip (don’t worry, I won’t bore you with a ton of them).
Jack scared the crap out of me on that last picture. I was about 4 feet away from the canyon edge when I was taking that picture and he snuck behind me to photo bomb. Cute but totally freaked me out.
So we’ve been home a few weeks, and school, soccer and flag football have all started. I’m looking for a job. So things are a bit busy. I have had a friend in town come over a few times so she could work on my sewing machines and get some help with some projects. And I have to admit that helping her made my mojo tickle a little bit. I haven’t touched my machines for a long time. My sewing area was a disaster. In fact, I wasn’t even sure I would sew again. I am so sick of trying to fit myself. But helping my friend and seeing some of my fabric just waiting for me got me wanting to sew again.
I tried to make M6559 tank dress again with this really cool graffiti fabric I picked up in July. It was the perfect weight for that pattern, not too skimpy, not too thick. I thought I would use my coverstitch to bind the neck and armholes, but it was a disaster. The binding twisted, was too lumpy for the serger to close up the shoulder seams. What could have been a cute and quick dress, turned out a complete wadder. My first time sewing in months and it was a failure. 🙁 I guess I’m a bit rusty.
I have to say it was quite a disappointment. But maybe this will be my way in. I am going to buy more of that fabric if I can’t salvage this one. We’ll see.
So, am I back to blogging? I don’t know. I did say I would check back in with you in September and here I am. I don’t know if I want to continue this blog still though. It was such a respite not writing over the summer and not reading other blogs. I’m not into popularity contests, sew alongs, and how many followers I have. I did like having a voice and sharing my garments, wadders and otherwise with you. But as I said in July, I’m just not sure I have much else to say. I guess I will have to see if I have the urge to write another post and take it from there.
I hope you all had a great summer and that you’re enjoying the new season and all that it brings. Cheers!