Hello, again, everybody! It's been a while, hasn't it? I would love to say that for the last few weeks I've been lying on a beach chair in Cabo San Lucas, taking a beautiful, sun-soaked vacation from everything, tanning, swimming, taking moonlit beach walks with my husband, and that now I'm rejuvenated and ready to take up pattern drafting and sewing with new zeal...
But it would not be the truth. Not exactly, anyway. I have been lying around for the last few weeks, it's true, but there the similarity with anything pleasant pretty much ends.
...except that we are going to have a new person to sew for here at CFW, around Halloween sometime, and oh what fun it is to sew for babies. (I will need to step out at that time for another little...vacation. You understand, I'm sure.) We will not, however, know whether to sew in pink or blue for another few weeks yet, so I'll restrain myself until that information becomes available.
Until then, there are some fun things we can do. While I was *ahem* in Cabo, I began to notice that the casual clothing my children are wearing is...well, falling apart. Why does this happen all at once? My children were coming in and out through the door, playing with friends, waving and telling me where they'd be for the next hour, with holes in the knees of their jeans, elbows peeking through shabby sleeves, and tears in the seats of pants.
We can remedy this fairly easily, now that we're up off that beach chair (I love how suddenly all of you came with me. 'Preciate the company!) My sewing machine is freshly back from a tune-up, a move I suggest everyone with a sewing machine make in the near future, (it purrs, I tell you. Sewing with a purring machine is a transcendent experience) and next week I'm planning to whip up some cute leggings-and-tops sets in the knits shown above.
Oh, it's been so long since we've sewn together! Join me, won't you?