Friday, November 09, 2007
Another Sewing Room Friday + a Friday FO
Another Friday, another sewing room update. As you can see, some sewing has happened in this oft neglected room - just not the kind I'd really like to be doing.
Here is evidence that a certain 14 yo boy has invaded my sanctuary. Being an airsoft enthusiast, Hockeyman has decided that he needs a Gilly suit to aid in his stealthy pursuits. HM learned to sew early on, taking a quilting class when he was 9. He was enthusiastic but only because there was machinery with dangerous, sharp, pokey things attached. Once he mastered the machine operation, he was done with quilting forever. Now, though, necessity compels him to dust off his rusty sewing skills and create again.
(On a side note, HM just found out I was blogging about his sewing prowess and he's trembling at the thought that one of his friends might find out that he crafting - so shhhhh, it's a secret.)
On my Big Board, there are subtle signs that I, too, have been at work in the room. You'll notice the empty seam ripper package and the cut out dress tags (but only if you look very closely). Yes, it is the costume alteration season. I had an emergency call this week to alter 3 dance costumes for a performance on Wednesday night. The safety pins are my way of pinning dance costumes during a fitting. The are far less accurate than straight pins but when you're dealing with skin-tight spandex costumes, straight pins are a liability. Besides the prick factor, you also have the problem of potential blood stains and pins that tend pop out of the seams when you try to remove the costume from the dancer. In addition, I had a quick pointe shoe ribbon sewing session as well. All in a day's work for a dancer mom, I guess.
Unfortunately, my quilt sits neglected in the corner, just waiting for a little stray attention to wander its way. Some day, my love, some day!
On the knitterly side, another FO has arrived. Nautie joined my gift pile yesterday. Not that this gift was a high priority. After all, the baby this little guy is going to won't be arriving until late spring. But I've got that restless feeling about knitting again. I'm flitting from project to project like a butterfly. I don't understand why I'm so resistant to focusing on one project and finishing it (especially Christmas gifts) but that is just my nature. I've come to the conclusion that there is too much stress in my life to put undue pressure and guilt on myself about the one passion that is supposed to bring me joy. So if I get some Christmas stuff done, great. If not, store gift cards are quick and easy to procure and rarely refused.
Right? Tell me I'm right, okay! Hello???