Lots of miscellaneous ramblings here, dear readers. Humour me, will you?
The Stashbusting Sewalong coincided very nicely with my urge to use up what I have, vs. rush out and buy more. Thanks, Emily and Cindy!
My specific pledge - I commit to using 25 pieces of stash fabric in 2013. I also commit to buying new fabric only if I will use it up right away.
With the sew-along, there's also themes - Jan is itty-bits, etc. These, I'm going to play by ear - I work best to my own schedule and there's things I need to/want to sew that don't necessarily fit into this.
2. Toronto Sewing Meetup!
Yes! Gillian and Adrienne are totally making this happen, and I can't be more excited. I love hanging out with sewing people (previous meetings: with Clio, with Sue, Connie and Claire). Now, I just need to remember the stash pledge. :)
If you are a GTA sewist - you should come!
The Bad and the Ugly:
Only one rant here - umm, free time - where are you? There's been a spate of house projects - last weekend was spent removing a valence and patching the resulting gap in the ceiling, the previous weekend was spent moving a whole bunch of bricks to my backyard (I'm hoping to make a pathway.)
In between that, there's this quilt - which I should have just sent away for quilting (I thought my quilting skills need practicing. They do. However, this might be one where I should wave the white flag, decide I don't care if I can't quilt, and just outsource it.)
I've been pretty diligent about not getting distracted - I know that if I start cutting something, or tracing something - this quilt will fall firmly back in the UFO pile. However, the down side of that? I feel like I've been working on this quilt all month. And I'm itching to sew some garments for me!
I haven't bought the Feb Burda, thinking I should make something from the Jan Burda first - and I can't make anything from the Jan Burda till this quilt gets done, and this quilt feels like the never-ending project, and aaargh!!!!
(Deep breath. Perspective. Quilt almost done. Only 2-3 hours of work remain.)