Monday, March 11, 2013

Back Up the Slide

Days go by where a lot of crummy things are going on.  Like mice in a maze, trying to find a way out.  And then, there it is--a way out and cheese waiting for you.  Yay.

The stolen credit card problem is over.  My laptop, with it's broken hard-drive has been replaced with a red Dell, which is great except that I've had to take time to learn Windows 8.  I spent the weekend with a Dummies book and reloading programs.  Win 8 isn't so difficult.  You just have to think!  We decided it is a good time to buy a new vehicle, and that's another good thing on my happy list.

The move.  Really, if you've ever entertained the idea of moving, rethink that.  It's an enormous undertaking for people who have hobbies.  Not only do I have an enormous amount of sewing related things, but my husband has model planes.  Not little planes, either, but with 8 foot wingspans.  And not just one.  The garage is loaded with them.  Plus the stuff he uses to build the things.  What are we going to do with all this stuff? 

But do I stop bringing more into the house?  Nope.  Instead, I found a couple of patterns to add to the crap I have to move.  But, at least at the moment, I get some pleasure from them.  I like this Vogue top.  It could easily be a jacket, and if I make it, it will be.  Except for the ties at the underarm.  I would be dragging them into food and drinks and getting tangled up. 


My Designer group's next challenge is to make a vest from B5772, view A.  We're supposed to use any technique we want to embellish it, whether it be paint, or a machine or hand embellishment.


I haven't a clue what to do with it.  While I'm thinking on it, I'll whip up a quick muslin.  Maybe an idea will come to me while I'm tracing/cutting/sewing the test garment. 

"And so it goes" (Linda Ellerbee)

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The Hojnackes said...

So glad things are starting to turn around. Good luck moving all your hobby related things. Packing my sewing room was awful. Unpacking it is worse! It still isn't done. Oops!

Kristine said...

I hear you! I re-organized a single closet containing sewing stuff this weekend and holy moly... I found an entire box of fabric that I had completely forgotten about. My hubby looked in afterward and said, "Wow! You have a lot of fabric!" I didn't have the heart to tell him about the other 8 boxes stowed away in the storage area!

Karin said...

Glad to hear that things are finally on an upward trend!
The one good thing about having to move all those airplanes for your husband is that he can't complain about your sewing stuff, lol!

Patty said...

moving....ugh!
looking forward to seeing your finished vest :-)

Faye Lewis said...

RE: the new windows - maybe you could give me a lesson. RE: The new patterns - I'm eager to see your rendition of B5772 because you all make such interesting things.

Sister said...

2 words for the vest - duct tape! Just watched that Project Runway and I'm raring to go...

Sharon said...

I'm also happy to hear things are looking up! I'm looking forward to the Vogue pattern...I eyed it but didn't purchase.

Linda T said...

Yep, moving is the pits IMO. 20+ years ago we went from a 4-bedroom house to a 2-bedroom Mobile home while our 3-bedroom was being built. Talk about testing my patience. No more moving for me--from here it's to the nursing home or funeral home (at least that's what I tell DH.) Good luck with all of it!

corinne said...

I can't imagine the disruption of moving. I can't imagine moving the hobby stuff. I have plenty of sewing items he is a philatelic collector with over 400,000 pieces (yes that zero is in the right place) in the collection. Oh, I feel a headache coming on. Can't wait to see what you do with Vogue Chado top.

Bunny said...

I can so sympathize and have no smart comments to help you. We downsized from a four bedroom four bath home with a huge basement and huge attic to a two bedroom ranch. Talk about chuck! There were some very lucky picker people at the town dump. That's all I can say. I don't envy you in the slightest. Our little ranch? full to the brim once again! and much is hobbies.

RhondaBuss said...

Look at it this way, the patterns will help you to get rid of some fabric!! There's always a silver lining or any color lining that works with your project;)

Kyle said...

I just got a new netbook (I wanted the red one but it didn't have as much memory as the boring black one). It has Windows 8 and I have not started learning it. I'm going to get the Dummies book to help! Great idea!!

Moving is the pits. Sending you good purging and packing vibes!

Anonymous said...

Embellish it with your coverstich/overlocker with either the chainstich or either side of the coverstich

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Yes, moving is the pits - I have had many moves (work related) in my life, and it is never enjoyable. Plus you can't do hobbies - so I just kept collecting fabric in the hope! Glad things are turning around. In the meantime, just keep sewing.

mermaids said...

moving is a great time to evaluate your things. "do i love this enough to put in a box, pack the box in a truck, haul it to a new place, unwrap it, and find some place to put it in the new house?"

Vmommyx4 said...

Glad things are resolving and I wish you a speedy and painless (as possible) move. I really enjoy your blog!

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