Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Historical Sew Fortnightly

The Dreamstress is hosting The Historical Sew Fortnightly event this year.  It sounds like a fabulously fun, and motivating group sew.  I've fallen hard off of the sewing truck these past couple of months.  I do have an excuse...a legitimate one...we are trying to sell our house.  But, I've felt a giant hole in my life because of it...a huge lack of creativity is taking it's toll on me and making me feel a bit depressed.  One can only do so much living vicariously through other seamstresses before one goes mad with an itch that can't be scratched.  I simply must sew something historical.  

Obviously, because of my present circumstances, I won't be able to make a huge mess.  So, large projects are out of the question.  But, The Dreamstress has made the categories for this group sew-along broad enough that I'm sure I can find something small to do, that can be packed away quickly if someone wants to view our house at the last minute.  I'm also working on  a non-existent budget, so I will be only tackling projects that can be done with my current stash, or that can be bought with a $25 dollar gift card I have to Joanne's Fabric store.  Not much...but something is better than nothing.  I love that this event allows for smaller projects as well as large one, and it's always motivating working along side others.  I hope you will join in on the fun!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Christmas Baby

A beautiful short film/reading posted by Toast. I just had to share it.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Merry Christmas

Every Christmas season, I am drawn to two songs that I simply can't listen to enough.  One is "The Holly and the Ivy" and the other is "Greensleeves." (Which is really the Celtic version...the Christmas version would be called "What Child Is This.")  I found a couple of YouTube videos, and thought I would post them for your listening pleasure.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

"The Holly and the Ivy"


Friday, December 7, 2012

All I want for Christmas... my two front teeth!

Another one bites the dust!

Sorry for the redundant post, but the Christmas season is upon us, and we are still waiting for our house to sell.  A contract on my house is all I want for Christmas, to be sure!  I haven't been able to do any sewing.  My fingers itch to create something...anything.