Our hot water tank is not hot anymore. Sometime after we went to bed, it started to leak and when our son got home from work at one o'clock, he noticed and woke up Howard who turned everything off. It's cold showers for today.
Just yesterday, when I was showing my guests around, I'd noted that when it was time to replace the hot water tank we intended to move it around the other side of the furnace so I'd have more room for dyeing and painting. Hmm.... I didn't mean today... but... I'm thankful for a son who noticed and a hot water tank that didn't burst in the night and create a huge mess in the basement.
Cloth Habit is running a bra sew-a-long. I signed up and haven't done a thing. Shams just finished the Vogue 1333 skirt. It's gorgeous. I want one too especially as the pattern has been sitting on my counter for almost a month. When I first started contemplating it, I thought it might be interesting in a turquoise and black striped fabric of Marcy's. The fabric has sold out. The pattern is not traced. And I'm working on the sweater that never finishes. The sweater...
... that was supposed to be finished two weekends ago, and then last weekend, and then I wanted it done yesterday and now, today, it's my top priority. Yesterday, I thought about shiny objects, distractions, and detours - in my case the volume of work I think I should be able to create but somehow can't and the pieces I think I'd like to create when reality is I can't sew everything. I thought about multiple fields of interest and about focus.
As frustrating as it can be at times, I am thankful to be a one piece at a time kind of sewist because at least I finish.... eventually. The answer to last week's question is no, I can't sew five t-shirts and work on jewelry at the same time - LOL. I've been pondering what is realistic (something more than what I'm doing) what is ridiculous (something less than my long, long list) and how to find balance between the two (that illusive balance !! again). Always an interesting question.
The top of the button band has turned into a bit of a mess. Thankfully the left side goes underneath as I've pulled out the stitches at least four - if not more - times and this last time left a hole that needs fixing. The right side is much neater and should cover up any issues. The band is twisting. I won't be sure of how it'll hang until it's completely finished and it's another reminder to pay attention to quality. This sweater is definitely a prototype. I'd like to quit but it's already getting too many compliments and has become a challenge so.... onward.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - NOT waking up to a puddle in the basement