First off, a belated, but no less heart felt thank you to all of you who wrote to me about Grover, here on the blog, on Facebook, and through email. Though I haven’t been able to write a reply to each one of you, do know that I deeply appreciated your comments, support and virtual love.
And thank you as well for all the messages of congratulations about the happier news of our home purchase. There’s plenty of room if anyone decides they would like to see it in person! Though after the move and repair work that has been going on all week the mess around here is reaching epic proportions. So you might want to wait a bit to book your tickets.
Anyone local wanna trade cleaning services for clothes???? Scratch that, because I’m going to need all the inventory I can produce in next three weeks, if I get accepted into all the spring markets I’ve applied to.
Yes folks, I have already broken one of my New Year’s resolutions – to balance my work and private life more successfully. I’ve done very little for my business in the last couple of months other than lay the ground work for a more sophisticated looking online presence, and fill out market applications. Which means that I will be sewing as close to 24-7 as I can get. The house work will get put off a little longer, meals will get more basic, Stella will get fewer walks. But I’m excited about some of the new or new-and-improved designs I have in mind.
This weekend I pulled out a skirt pattern I developed almost 2 years ago, and then reworked last fall. It sold fairly well, and I thought it was super flattering, so I’m planning on making another size run. The pattern wasn’t quite perfect though – the fabric I use for the skirt has a lot of stretch to it, and consequently the fit was about a half size too big on the last run of them I made.
I’m also making a dress out of the same fabric, which you may remember from the Rock n’ Shop fashion show in December:
I’m planning on sending this one out to be graded, so I wanted to check the pattern, to make sure it was a standard size.
Tomorrow I will make some changes to the pattern, and make one up in the denim, before sending it off.
The weather has been beautiful the last couple of days, sunny and hot. The spring flowers are really starting, and I have had to snatch a few minutes on the back porch each day in between sewing and supervising the repair work, to soak in the sun’s warmth. Meanwhile, Kirk was channeling his peasant ancestors outside in the yard, breaking down ill-placed flower beds and re-homing the dirt and bricks. And Stella has been a busy bee too, snuffling and digging, chewing on sticks, playing Chase-The-Rake…