... sorted out five boxes of "stuff" to go to the thrift shop including a few fabrics and several patterns that were definitely never going to get sewn. The patterns were similar in style to ones that I'd muslined recently and found didn't suit my figure so there was no point keeping them. Luckily, over the past few years, my fabric and pattern "mistakes" have become fewer and further between. I've gathered enough experience to make mostly correct choices - in that area at least. Right now, I'm gathering refashioning experience. I returned quite a few garments to the thrift store that I'd bought thinking they had potential - and they do - only not for me.
I so rarely have UFO's that I can forget when I do. Cleaning yielded two - one of which was this bag of me-made panties that have been waiting for attention - a year at least. I far prefer my me-mades to purchased panties only when I made this last batch, I should have used a shorter and wider zigzag to attach the lace elastic at the top. The threads were popping so...
... I repaired them by sewing all the way around twice. It worked. I'm comfortably wearing them again without popping.
The comment about "bad photographer" in the video will make sense once I tell you that Howard takes a million pictures of things like the turkey and the potatoes and the cake and the candles but not one of the full group or the entire table but maybe half of a person's head or no head at all. One short event can generate hundreds of photos not necessarily of anything or at all useful but he does seem to enjoy taking them. When he was in Calgary, he took this picture of our daughter and grandson. Both of them have that please, not another picture look on their faces. Too fun.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - a sewcation
When we are ourselves, we become both more humble and more daring. When we trust ourselves, we move surely. There is no unnecessary strain in our grasp as we reach out to meet life. There is no snatching at people and events, trying to force them to give us what we think we want. We become what we are meant to be. It is that simple. We become what we are, and we do it by being who we are, not who we strive to be.
- Julia Cameron