Sunday, November 9, 2008

Moving Very Slowly

I think I'm still suffering from Big Project Hangover. The orange bag has been finished for a week and I haven't done much more than futz around with a few UFOs, and cut up an old (too small) skirt to be remade into something I can wear.

Yesterday, I started feeling the stirrings of industry, but I was afraid to start something completely new because I'm still feeling a little burned out.

So I cut up the Diane von Furstenberg sort-of-argyle print knit that I got at the PR Baltimore shopping day and it's well on its way to becoming NL 6429, one of my favorite dresses. I wore the animal print version to work on Friday and it just reinforced for me how much I love that dress.

I made this dress with long sleeves this time so I can get a little more wear out of it, and I'm also leaving it a little longer than the first one, because I want to be able to wear it with my high boots.

At this point I'm also leaving it unhemmed, because while there is a box with a Janome Coverpro 900 sitting in my downstairs hallway, I'm not allowed to open it until Christmas and I see no point in fighting with my regular machine and a double needle before then.

The photo here at the bottom is from a house a few blocks away - the kids started their Shrine to Democracy about 6 weeks ago, and have been adding to it every week. The Halloween decorations crept in, too, but it all seems to work together. I can't imagine by this point that they have a Barbie left in the house, since there are about 10-12 in the display, including the one at the far left, which is wearing a tshirt that says "Headless Dolls for Obama." Now that's being inclusive.

2 comments:

Dawn said...

That Obama shrine is hilarious!!! Good luck with your mojo. Hope it comes back soon because you inspire me with your creations.

Lindsay T said...

My coat is almost done and I see how one could lose one's sewing mojo after an exhausting project. I guess we'll know when it's time to come back, right?