These last months have been so, so hectic! I'll try not to bore you with too many details but, let's just say moving is stressful. Moving 560 miles (901 km) away is very stressful. Moving during the holiday season... is oh.my.goodness.
|Our new house!!|
Photo by Greg, the Mover
I haven't sewn a stitch since October and haven't finished a garment since July! I've felt so deprived of my creative outlet but, as I had to pack up all of my sewing materials anytime anyone wanted to view our house, well, there just wasn't time. Then, the movers damaged my sewing machine so, nope, not a single stitch in the new house either. (I can't have it repaired until we report it to the moving company and I can't report it to the moving company until absolutely everything is unpacked and thoroughly inspected...)
Phew, ok, that's out of the way. On to better things.
First, Happy New Year everyone!! I hope everyone had a nice holiday season and 2013 is starting off well for each of you! We're finally starting to settle a bit and I've picked up a new hobby to fill the sewing gap (more to come) so, I'd say things are looking good here.
Second, despite the aforementioned sewing machine moving mishap, I'm hoping to be stitching again soon. We visited our families for Christmas (they're only 9 hours away now, yay!) and my mother gave me an absolutely wonderful gift! She's a (working!) Singer 15-91 knee-action machine from 1934. She belonged to a dear woman from my childhood church and was left to my mother many years ago upon her passing. I can't wait to sew my first stitch on her. I'm certain she would be so pleased to know her beloved machine is once again being used. Now, I just need to have the machine cleaned and oiled and she should be ready to go!
|(Excuse the poor Instagram photo - I'll try to do her justice when she's back from the shop.)|
Third, in this new house, I'll also have a proper place to sew - I get my very own sewing room! (Did I ever mention I used to sew on the breakfast bar??) I'm sure you all know just how exciting that is. I'll have tables, and shelves, and my thread will be hung on the wall...! I'll share pictures just as soon as I get it painted and organized.
Fourth (why am I counting?), I have two new finished objects to share! Hooray! If you've seen my Ravelry bar on the right, you probably have a good idea what they may be. They were simple projects but, satisfying none-the-less.
Lastly, but very importantly, I'd like to thank everyone for continuing to email/comment/reach out to me during the unplanned hiatus and through the two years I've been writing in my little corner. I do sincerely appreciate it!! You lovely people really know how to keep a smile on my face :-)
See you again soon!! x
P.S. If any of you are in the Atlanta area, let me know!