Hello friends and Happy Friday!
I wrote a few weeks back about how much I enjoy sitting down late on a Monday afternoon to write a weekending post. Writing a TGIF post late on a Friday afternoon is also a joy … especially when the weather gods have been kind enough to grant Marc an afternoon round of golf and me an afternoon “alone” with my podcasts, my thoughts, my sewing machines … and Holly!
Thinking about … my making plans. I know. again. (always.) But #memadeMay is helping me identify what I wear, what I like to wear … and where the gaps are. This week, I made progress on closing one of the gaps – sleeveless shift dresses. They are perfect for pretty much everything I do in the warm weather months (well, everything that that follows a shower and getting dressed … much of this season is definitely spent in running shorts and a t-shirt, but that doesn’t count!)
I spent all day yesterday and a good bit of today working on the Sew Over It Ultimate Shift … first the dress (fail – too big) … and then the top (redrafted the pattern to grade from a size 8 to a 10 and lowered the bust darts 5/8″) … the test seemed good, so I cut another top using the dress and the scraps. I think it works (and Marc thinks it fits). So I’m going to try another top-from-scraps tomorrow and see what I think. This first top is quilting cotton and I promised myself I wasn’t going to sew another garment with quilting cotton, but for a wearable muslin, it’s hard to pass up.
(by the way … I haven’t knit a single stitch since Wednesday evening. WHO AM I??!!)
Grateful for … my neighborhood bookclub. I love having a way to connect with my neighbors (well, the women at least) about things I love (books, wine, food). We met last night to discuss (among a million other things of course) Where the Crawdads Sing. which I loved (in spite of the fact that I have yet to even tell Goodreads I’ve read it). The conversation was smart and I had gained some new insights into the book.
Inspired by … this week’s at-home assignment for our The Universal Christ discussion to “deliberately practice actually enjoying a positive response and a grateful heart for a minimum of fifteen seconds every day.” I’m going to write down the thought and the emotion I experience after the thought for the next seven days. (I’ll share more about this – and the science behind it – next week … first, I’m curious to see where it takes me/us.)
Fun … there’s a new baby in the royal family. #7 in line for the throne. and I have completely. totally. LOVED. all the posts from @sussexroyal. I have this one saved to simply look back at when the news in my state sends me into a very bad place.
Click that last link. Celebrate the strong, brave women who have been mothers in your lives. and enjoy your weekend!