Sunday, May 26, 2013

Make Time for Sewing

Happy Sunday Morning! I'm up bright and early as usual and thought I should document my current sewing adventures. I completed my first Silhouette Patterns Giorgio top last night. Here's a picture on Valentine, as I am not getting dressed until I have to go to work this afternoon!
The fabric is a mauve colored ITY knit. I don't know why the center front seam is shining like that...it does not look like that in real life. It is a simple pattern to fit and sew. The princess lines are very flattering. I have some light grey capris that I think will marry well with this top.

As for my blog post title, "Make Time for Sewing"...I was watching one of Peggy Sager's webcast yesterday, and one of the questions she answered was from a woman asking how she could be more productive as she had a hard time getting to her sewing...it was low on the priority list after washing the dirty dishes, laundry, meal preparation, etc... Sound familiar? It gobsmacked me right upside the head! We all have the same amount of hours in a day! If we want to sew we need to just make the time to do it, and if it means something gets undone that day, so be it! We can enlist the help of our family to do the necessary chores to allow us time to pursue our passions. We can put a screen up and hide our works in progress if chaos makes us crazy. I am lucky enought to have a dedicated sewing room, so I can just shut the door if it's a mess, but there are ways to deal with the clutter that kicks our OCD into hyperdrive! So my new mantra is Make Time for Sewing, because if I wait for the perfect time, it will never come!

I hope you are all having a safe and relaxed Memorial day weekend. Take time to remember those who sacrificed and continue to work for our freedom! I am working the whole weekend of course, but guess what? I'm making time for sewing! :)

3 comments:

gMarie said...

Love that top! I've been making more time for sewing. I was really bogged down with a dress I just wished was done. I'm a fairly monogamous stitcher, so until it was really done I couldn't move on. Fast forward to a 5 day weekend! Friday I finished the dress up, started monogramming napkins for the wedding on Saturday and cut out a dress to wear. Saturday morning I was up with the dogs and rather than sit the morning away with my coffee - I finished the napkins and started the dress. It was done by 2:30. All is good in my world. :) g

Faye Lewis said...

That is a very nice top Mary. Love the color too.

Kim at Let Me Start By Saying said...

Hi! Your daughter shared a link to your blog on mine, when I asked for blogs that deserves more eyes on them. You inspire her, so thanks for that! We need more moms who do so. :) Keep up the good work!
~Kim