March 14, 2010

I'm Back!

We are home from vacation. It was lovely, relaxing and vacationing with another couple was different but not horrible. We got home late on Thursday or early on Friday depending on how you look at it. The Jeep broke on The Musical One leaving her stranded in traffic - but we buy her AAA and she has a tow truck quickly there as well as two police officers to help push her out of traffic. Anyway - since we've been home - I've been wanting to sew. After doing all the things that had to be done - laundry, grocery shopping, trip to the vet, and making up with the dogs. I headed to the studio. Back in November I had cut out a lime green twin set and I finally finished it this weekend. I also went shopping. Inspired by Carolyn, I ordered How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns by Lee Hollahan. I make the same skirt over and over and I would love to have the skills to take that pattern and do something different with it. On Saturday, I managed to make it to my local ASG meeting. Everyone was showing off their Expo treasures and one of the ladies had purchased this book. Since I make the same 2 skirts over and over, I wasn't going to get this one, but there are some cute things in there. And - like I said above - it might be time to learn how to do something new. Anyway - it's good to be home.


  1. Welcome home!!! I missed you.

  2. Glad you are home and I think you are going to like the Hallohan book. I'm going to do a review of it by the end of the week!

  3. So your sewing mojo just needed a tropical vacation. I wonder if that would work for mine?

    How was you greeting from the canine members of the family? Did they miss you terribly or are they ignoring you?

  4. I'm glad you got some sewing done! I saw Carolyn mention that book, and thought it sounded interesting. I know we use one of the same patterns, and I think I only have 1 or 2 others that I go to over and over. So I'll be interested in seeing how you like it, and maybe I'll buy it, too!

  5. You can do anything you want with that machine! I think when you master the fixing up of the patterns with the first book, you should get the second. Something to think about anyway.

    Happiest that you are home!!!

    P.S my word code is "visitmi" Something else to think about...

  6. Interesting looking book. I hope it helps you become more fearless in making your patterns do what you want them to.


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