Despite our ramshackle living, I did get to some sewing while the construction was going on but not much exciting to post. One of the results of an enormous amount of anxiety that has plagued me the last five months has been that I've unexpectedly lost about eight pounds. (Trust me, for a foodie like me that's rather unusual and not a system I would ever recommend.) It's not much on someone tall like me but enough that my jeans with lycra could use some altering. So my mindless work has been to rip out about five pairs of jean seams and remake them into a smaller size and even turn a few into narrow legged versions, making me feel a little more fashionable.
However, you did not come here to read about renovations or tedious jean altering so I do have a new favorite knit cardigan pattern to share and a new year sewing project round up.
There are two more versions already cut out and stashed away for my "sewing while house selling" time starting sometime in February. Only three pattern pieces means it's an easy project to start and finish in one sitting. I didn't even bother with a FBA and it seems just fine to me.
And now, for my own record keeping and enjoyment, here's my sewing tally for 2012: 15 tops, 12 skirts, 9 dresses, 5 pillows, 4 booties, 3 pants, 3 jackets, 3 cardigans, 1 nightgown, 1 quilt. I"ll review my goals and thoughts on the sewing year at another time but it was encouraging to look back at my previous posts and feel a sense of accomplishment that otherwise is escaping me at the moment.
And also for my own record keeping, here's the jumble of our lives for the last 12 days:
|Living room piled with kitchen and family room stuff|
|Guest room filled with sewing room furniture and all the closet stuff|
|old floor removed|
|Former cutting table on its way to oblivion....but still in use until then!|
|Can you believe it....seven dry wall holes just to rewire one hallway in order to restore phone service to all the rooms in our condo.|