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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Too Busy to Blog...Almost


I'm not sure where the week has gone- I planned to make a dressing gown, and I have, almost.  It is nearly finished.  So I thought I would just post a quick progress blog today, more to say hello than anything else.

I also thought I would share this tip with you...when I sew, I always keep a little container handy to put scraps and threads in as they accumulate.   Keeps them off the floor (well, some end up there...), and it is easy to empty every so often.  And portable - you can put it wherever you are sewing.


My long suffering and ill fated knitting also seems to be settling down now - after three attempts at making something, finally I decided  on something simple and am hoping for the best.  Hopefully before winter ends I will have a new cardigan jacket.  If not, I am not sure there will be a fourth attempt :)

Next week I hope to get back into a blogging routine again - the last few weeks have been topsy-turvy.  It happens.  I'm not a lover of life being topsy-turvy as it eats into sewing time as well.  But sometimes it happens...

Wishing you all a great week ahead, wherever you are...

Sarah Liz.

24 comments:

  1. Good to see you are back - if only temporarily!

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  2. My blogging has taken a break as well! I have stuff to say, but just haven't taken the time to take pictures and write. In any event, I hope you are doing well! *hugs*

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    1. Thank you - and I hope all is well with you as well - sometimes blogging has to take a back seat while real life gets sorted out :)

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  3. I am so happy to see you back. Hope you are doing well :) Sometime I have no time to sewing or blogging as well.
    Can not wait for your finished garment :)

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    1. Thank you Hana- yes, it's hard to fit our personal needs into life sometimes, but essential for well being.

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  4. Nice to hear from you Sarah Liz. Lovely colour choice, looking forward to seeing it done :) x

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    1. Thank you Dawn, it looks lovely I can assure you :)

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  5. Sarahliz... I too, hate the topsy turvy life.. But, as you said , it does happen.. I am having the same thing.. We are selling our house, trying to remodel another house.. Having an auction also.. So.. no time to sew or anything..Hopefully, both of our lives, will settle soon.
    Love the color of the dressing gown.. Look forward to seeing it, when you get finished..
    How is school going? Sending best wishes.

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    1. I'm sure most sewers do hate it Judy, because it interferes!!. You must be having an awful time - selling a house is so stressful, you can't live at the same time - life revolves around the sale. As for the other house you are redoing, hopefully you are not living in it at the same time.

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  6. So good to hear from you!! Lovely fabric for your dressing gown and look forward to seeing it, and your knitted cardi when you get them finished. I like your tip and will put that good idea to use. Hope 'life' slows down soon for you.

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    1. Thank you Lisa - I've always had a busy life, and sometimes I wish it would slow down :). The cardi is going to look lovely...

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  7. Your dressing gown looks so cozy and love the colour. What pattern did you decide to use for your knitted cardigan jacket?

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    1. Thank you Sharon - I think it is a Filati pattern - the cardigan is nearly finished, so when I sew it up and write the post, I will put the details of the pattern in the post. I have to dig out the book, as I am working from a photocopy of the pattern.

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  8. Always enjoy hearing from you. Yes, life happens but that's ok just have to do what we need to. See you soon!

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    1. Thank you - yes, sometimes that is life :)

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  9. Love that deep pink. I'm glad you have found some time to sew even amidst the busy-ness. I am finding more and more that if I just sew for a few minutes I feel less stressed -- but I have to get to the table and sew for it to work, and that's where the problem is! ;)

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    1. It's a lovely colour, isn't it...

      yes, sewing is a good stress buster - I think it give us something else to focus on, and a little bit of "me"time. As you say, getting around to sewing can be the problme.

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  10. I love the deep pink color and look forward to seeing the finished product. Hang in there during your topsy turvy ride.

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    1. It's finished and looks great - I'll post at the end of the week when I have time for the photo and writing.

      Yes, that's life isn't it - going for the ride...

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  11. That's going to be a great dressing gown! The colour is fabulous. Hope the week settles.

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  12. The week just flies by when you're a creative soul as yourself Sarah Liz.

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    1. It does - always something to do, dream and plan :)

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