Sunday, May 16, 2010

Life's A Bee

(Trying to be kid-friendly.) At least it has been for the past month. Just when I see a light at the end of the tunnel, the tunnel caves it did about an hour ago. I'm going to get to that light soon though, definitely by the time summer vacation starts!

Since I don't have any really informative sewing to share I thought I'd show you some of the pictures I've been collecting. These were all meant to be their own separate blog posts at one time but...

A few years ago my mom, the person that taught me to sew, started sewing banners and liturgical stoles seriously. She'd done the banners before but when she got "serious" they became amazing! I don't have any of the banners but here are a couple of her stoles. She makes her own designs, scouts the fabric at JoAnn's and sews them up!

UFO's (unfinished objects) Over the years I've developed a sewing system. I plan, I cut hopefully several garments at once, I sew as the spirit moves me. Once a garment has been cut it is considered "in process", i.e. not the same as a UFO. I found this storage unit at a garage sale for...$2.00. (Gotta love a bargain.)

So when the garments are cut all the pieces, notions, and pattern are stored in the drawers until the spirit moves me.

In my little sewing world this is what a UFO looks like. See that black blob shoved in the corner or that brown blob shoved under the table?

They are the pieces that need to be fixed, altered, or just finished. Since taking this picture I have freed the black blob from it's humiliating home (actually a pair of black double knit pants that suffered from the big-honkin'-pants syndrome). The brown blob (a boring brown pair of pants) is still there. It may not make it back into the closet.

Well, it feels good to blog again. I haven't even had the chance to comment lately. So glad that you keep blogging anyway and give me that little escape from the tunnel. Thanks, you guys!


RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Glad to have you back.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Hee, your previous UFO storage system is rather like my current one. The drawers are cute!

gwensews said...

You will sew again, when the time is right. Until then, sew in your head!

Sew Passionista said...

I like your system. It is pretty much like mine. I have at least eight UFO's in a basket in my sewing room closet. They don't tempt me much I'm afraid.
Hope you soon find time to sew>