Saturday, April 05, 2014

*Sigh!*

It's been a long six days full of 12-13 hour days and absolutely no thoughts of sewing.  So after sleeping late this morning, then having lunch with my Mom and daughter, doing a little shopping and sneaking in an afternoon nap...

I was thrilled to enter the sewing cave for the first time in a week.  I actually have no plans to sew...no desire because I'm still so tired...but I'm sitting in my favorite place at home...




...my sewingcave just as it is...no clean ups here...though I probably should!!!

This is what's laying on my sewing table...



...a simple skirt from the last Fabric Mart haul.  Finally these shoes, followed me home from shopping...they match a handbag that I bought from QVC (yes it's as treacherous to me as Fabric Mart is! *LOL*). I've wanted a pair of black and white slingbacks for awhile because black and white is hot for spring. I actually have a few black and white outfits planned to sew.



...so that's been my day.  Tomorrow I'm going to cook a big dinner for the family and prep for work because I have another week of 10-12 hour days. If I feel like it, I'm going to prep the fabric for my Oona Fat Quarter Challenge. Of course, I'll keep you updated!

...as always more later!

19 comments:

  1. Great shoes and handbag! Love that you shared photos in your sewing cave. It's inspirational just hanging out in the sewing room. Hope work gets less crazy for you!

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  2. I feel your pain. Between work and the commute, I clocked in almost 75 hours last week and it is going to be the same for the next 3 weeks. I have been sewing a little bit. I learned my lesson last night when I got home and decided to cut leather for trim. It ended up too short. I gave up and went to bed. Get some rest.

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  3. I know your pain as well, it has been a made 2 weeks for me at work and no time to get into my sewing room. Did manage it today and there is no way I am cleaning/tidying up, I need to sew!! Love your shoes and wish the Australian retailers would start getting the 2.5" heels, so many of us would love them.

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  4. Wow, what a stash you have. Love the shoes and handbag.

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  5. GREAT shoes! I can't wait until I can afford to buy shoes and fabric again. No sewing here either ... just lots of packing. Moving next weekend.

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    1. Debbie - so thrilled to hear you found a new place! Hopefully the move will be fast, easy and painless!

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  6. LOVE the shoes! I hope you get to go into your sewing room soon for an extended stay, and can make friends with your sewing machine again soon. She misses you! ;-)

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  7. You have the best shoes! I'd love to see a photo of your shoe closet. ;)

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  8. I feel for you - not being able to sew off the days stresses is so frustrating - it's what is needed to recharge. And it takes energy, and if it is all going into long work days - the result is not a happy one. Hope things settle. Love your cosy little cave.

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  9. I feel your pain. I had over a year of weeks like that and come the end of it I wasn't sure if I even knew myself anymore. Even now, 6 months later, I sometimes catch myself flipping out! I hope things get down to a manageable level soon, and by that I mean that you are able to manage some sewing time. The shoes are lovely - will they be worn with the lace/silk tunic hanging in the background per chance? (And which is inspiring me to make a similar version for upcoming weddings). Rachel ☺

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  10. Well, let's try to see the glass half-full: once you have more time, your sewing mojo will be out of this world and you will have lots of energy to tackle more complicated projects. I am sure that working hard is also making you feel good bout yourself. Hang on there, sewing will come :)

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  11. I am in absolute awe of your productivity. I find it hard to fit in work family and house work. Sewing is a rare luxury however I can always fit in reading your blog. I love your creativity and seeing patterns turned into real sized garments. You are an inspiration

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  12. Sometimes, just sitting, surrounded by the stash, is enough. This weekend, I was picking through, organizing. It's always fun to pick up something and become reacquainted with it!

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  13. Always glad to hear your news. Made a trip over to FM recently and it seems like they are getting a higher level of fabrics again. My other local fabric outlet told me all the good stuff is going to FM. STILL think of the fun trip we had there together!

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    1. Peg, that was a good weekend! I agree that the quality of fabric from Fabric Mart is definitely better than it use to be.

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  14. i need to sneak you away from work for minute. do my eyes deceive me or is there a very fancy store opening soon nearby??

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  15. Man, I hope you get some rest soon! I had the same kind of week and I'm absolutely exhausted, but I've been pawing around in my sewing space all morning just looking at my fabric and organizing a little. It gives me so much joy just to look at my fabric! I hope you're having the same kind of day!

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  16. Love the shoes and bag! And you can wear them straight away without having to sew them up ;)

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