Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
But it helps to have friends all over!
Thank you all for the congratulations on my latest sewing adventure! Believe me when I say that I really appreciate your support!
Today was my first day back at the sewing machine since last Wednesday. It was very strange *not* to sew for four days! I'm not sure how you feel, and maybe you can just take or leave sewing, but I can't. It's such a part of me, that if I don't turn on the machine daily, it seems like something is wrong! Not that I did anything terribly exciting, but customer alterations need to be done, as people are counting on me to fix their stuff.
While I was gone, I didn't totally abandon sewing. I got to go fabric shopping in St. Louis courtesy of Marji! We met at one fabric store and she took me to another, plus we went out to get a bite to eat. I wasn't exactly sure where she'd be in the fabric store, so I just walked around a bit. I knew I had found her when I saw her fabulous Chanel-style jacket. Trust me when I say that the pictures on her blog do not do the garment justice (scroll down in her blog for pictures and look through the archives for the jacket details). The fabric is more vibrant and it fit her beautifully. Notice how she wore it casually with a purple top and jeans! I also got to see all the swatches from her SWAP, and again, pictures don't tell the whole story. She really did a great job of coordinating the turquoise and purple and many of the fabrics featured both colors.
I didn't realize that she was a bit taller than me - from pictures on blogs it's hard to tell relative size. It wasn't until we had pictures taken that it was really obvious. To be fair, though, she was wearing heels and I was wearing flats. Anyway, she's just super and even helped me get out of the city during rush hour which was also compounded by freeway construction!
Parting Shot: Even though I missed sewing, I wasn't the only one who was lonely. The cats missed me, too. Pix came up onto the worktable today looking for affection!