Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Spirit Begins

Every year my friend, Jane, gives a Christmas party in the first or second week of December. She starts decorating before Thanksgiving and does an amazing job. There is a decorated tree in every room and a big one in the living room. About ten years ago, I saw the tree in Rockefeller Center. It was incredible. While her living room tree may not be quite as awesome as the one in New York City, it comes pretty close for a smaller version! There were so many people at the party that I couldn't get a full shot - unless I asked people to move which would have embarrassed me and my hostess. Instead, I took pictures of the top and bottom.
Do you see those boots sticking out? They are so cute!

I didn't finish the blouse that I planned to wear to the party until a week ago. So, what else is new? I did finish it, though. At least, I'll have a new top to wear for our family Christmas. To the party, I wore a red top, Silhouette 115, that I made last March. I was making the rounds of taking pictures of friends when hubbie took the camera and snapped a picture of me.

I love this top. It's quick and easy!! Next time I make make it, I'll take a bit off the collar. It's a little to big for my small frame.

This post was delayed by the events in Conn. It didn't seem right to write a happy post at the time. Besides, I have 3 grandchildren in Elementary School. Two of them are in Kindergarden. I had the shivers and the weather was warm here. These events reminded how precious life is. By the time I recaptured my Christmas spirit, I had to go into manic mode to get things done. I still have to sew pockets on shirts for DH and wrap a few presents. I may still be wrapping on Monday, but it will be done without too much stress.

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

SWAP this year

This year I'm going to do it. At least I'm going to try my best to stay focused on 2013 SWAP. I've rediscovered my bloging mojo while I was planning the wardrobes. I'll probably change a garment or two, but the basic plan WILL stay the same. Hopefully, I won't experience a lot of ADD! I won't repeat the 2013 SWAP rules here. They are available at at the Stitcher's Guild section.

Wardrobe 1: Squarely Chic
3 tops, 2 bottoms

Silhouette 550  tan, gold, and brown sleeveless top - This one is cut out, as the rules allow ahead of time.
V8772  brown, tan, and orange silk blouse
Silhouette 300 brown, tan, and ivory blouse
S5914 brown flannel skirt
Silhouette 3200 wool crepe pants. This is my one garment that can be done ahead. It is finished, but needs to be lined. I wish that I realized this before I added the waistband.

Wardrobe 2: Spring Dreams
2 tops, 1 bottom, 1 dress

Silhouette 300 pink teal multi silk jersey blouse with cap sleeves
Silhouette 500 ivory tank top
Silhouette 3200 tan wool crepe pants
V8824 teal wool crepe dress

 Extra Garment to go with Both Wardrobes
Collette Anise  tan wool crepe jacket

Actually, the entire 10 pieces are mix and match although the themes are different. Here are the fabrics from the two collection shown together:

Addional Spare time (LOL) Project

Self Drafted Skirt with Marina at FrabjousCouture

Additonal Commitment

Pictures of my 2012 sewing projects
Plenty of sewing, just no blogging

Happy Sewing!!!