Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is enjoying the end of year holiday season! I am, as is my norm, having my sewcation. I have been working hard on an involved jacket and having a blast. I hope to finish it soon so I can move on to other things.

I had so many people ask me, via email or forums, if my kids liked their outfits. They did seem to! We did our gift exchange rather late on Christmas Eve, after a big meal. At that point no one, including me, wanted to mark or finish the skirts. I haven't seen the girls since Christmas Eve, so the skirts aren't yet done.

But last night, DD1 went to see San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker and she wore the top and she loved it. She texted me a couple (dark) pictures (one shown above) from the Opera House and it does seem to fit well. She goes back to university in a week or so, so we definitely need to get together and finish the skirt before then. DD2 has been working like crazy over break, so I don't know when she and I will be getting together.

The week between Christmas and New Years is rather sacred to me, sewing wise. It's a time to tackle involved, or fun, projects. I leave the house as little as possible and don't encourage any sort of outings. However, I do have one little tradition, which is to go to Stone Mountain and Daughter on the morning of New Years Eve. If you are around and head over, maybe I'll see you there. :) I need some buttons for my new jacket and some black thread. There are no special sales that I know of, but it's just a nice quiet day to cross the bridge and see a great store that I rarely visit in person.

I have been enjoying the end of year summaries that many bloggers post, but I don't like to spend this week doing much blogging. Writing blog posts, if you haven't done it, takes a long time, at least the way I do it. So you will see my "end of year" summary posts on my blogiversary in August.

I have to admit, I am so happy and contented that I told Margy today that it's probably a good thing I am alone or I would probably drive anyone else nuts with my cheerfulness. I am so grateful that I have a hobby that I love, that brings so many other wonderful people into my life, and satisfies a deep place in my soul.

I hope each of you has a Happy New Years! I am including a little sneak peek of my next project, which is a crappy cell phone pic, so the color is a bit off.