Wine Pants and Navy T-shirt
I finally finished the wine pants and the navy print t-shirt. Neither were difficult to sew I just have not been home long enough to do any serious amount of sewing. A picture of these two items is shown below.
Before writing this, I took a look at my previous posts to see if I am making timely progress on the 12-piece wardrobe. I am not! I have completed only four items: 3 bottom pieces and 1 top. The weather has finally changed in Michigan. We have had two days in a row of good weather. It looks like summer may truly be on the way this time and I still have 8 pieces of the wardrobe to make.
In the midst of this need to sew more, I am also trying to learn to use my new sewing machine. I signed up for five weeks of classes at Country Stitches on Thursday nights. I much prefer daytime classes, but those classes are scheduled for Wednesdays and that conflicts with one of my sewing groups. So, I had no choice but to go on Thursday nights. I went to the first scheduled class and everything went well. However, the instructor made an announcement that if anyone missed a class, they would not be able to continue the next week. The only option would be to enroll in the next series of classes.
Of course, I thought that would not be a problem for me because I would make these classes top priority and would not miss any. Last Thursday morning I checked my calendar and told my husband I would be attending the class at 6:00 p.m. Little did I know my brain would get screwed up before then! .
We made a trip to Joann Fabrics to purchase some Vogue patterns that were on sale. They were $4.99 each instead of the usual $15 - $25. I did not want to miss that bargain!
After purchasing the patterns, we went to Sears and purchased a stove and microwave. After that, we ate lunch and finally returned home. I then had to hurry to start preparations for our dinner. I had beans soaking and I rinsed them and got them boiling so I could make baked beans. I peeled potatoes and got a dish of scalloped potatoes and ham ready for the oven. My last task was to make coleslaw. Finally, dinner was ready and we sat down to eat about 6:30 p.m. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner and after cleaning the kitchen, we went to the living room and watched some television.
I thought my day had been very productive and I was satisfied with my accomplishments. Then a light bulb in my head suddenly went on and I realized I missed my sewing machine class! Nothing I accomplished was worth missing that class. Now I have to wait until May 24th to start the class over.
My husband felt nearly as bad as I did. The next day he looked at the calendar and made a list of things I needed to do. I appreciate his effort, but I am not sure that is going to work. After all, I checked the calendar last Thursday morning and still got distracted and forgot to go to class. I am not sure if this forgetfulness is an age-related thing or is it a sign I love to eat more than I love to sew. I really think I got distracted by the food! I know I don’t enjoy cooking more than sewing, but I am not sure about eating.
My next project for the 12-piece wardrobe is a white jacket. I am using Vogue pattern V9176. I will tell you more about that in my next post.