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May 26, 2014

I spend a lot of time ruminating, planning, or just plain daydreaming. I once would become aggravated by this as a time waster. I now find it to be a good starting point for my new projects. In this case, I have a long weekend – made longer by my personal conviction to have an extra day off work to spend cleaning up my studio AND gleefully stitching away. My planning began about three weeks ago when I was in the middle of taking care of all the pesky details that surround accomplishing check marks on my to-do list for work. I began daydreaming about how comfortable simple knit dresses are for hot days, and this led to supplementing my pattern collection and a need for some new knits. Lastly, I decided to stop short on my overhaul of the studio so I can have a sewing date for myself. Today.

A sale on patterns occurred at just the right moment, and I placed my order to arrive home just days before I would return from my business travel. Then I actually hit the order button while perusing an online fabric store selection of knits and such. Arrival date being the day after the patterns hit home. The boxes were waiting here, and I finally made it home. I’ve chattered on about this time so much it became an event on our calendar. The anticipation felt like the eve of a holiday for me. In preparation for the Date, MVOPC did my chores, planned his own projects and menus catering to me, and stocked the wine cooler.  And now it’s here. Two full days of studio time! Planned, prepped, carved out just for me. I didn’t plan a lot of time for blogging, so this will be short. Photos to follow. 😉  

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  1. May 26, 2014 10:50 pm

    So, I spent a good part of the day randomly finishing odd tasks in the studio such as envelope stuffing (patterns), furniture moving, and rearranging of the places things need to go; and finally got some fabric prepped, cut and then partially assembled a dress. This knit is so nice feeling! A happy ending to online fabric shopping. Hopefully it maintains its body and structure – I think it will. It’s a cool print, and a simple dress to focus on that. I think it will work equally well in all seasons because the color is all season and I am putting short sleeves on it. The next print is a black and ecru; more subtle, but pretty. I have a wrap dress planned for that. The last knit is the color of the year – I think so – radiant orchid, or as close as I could get. Since it’s a solid, I will use a more complex design, although not to fussy. I’m not in to fussy.

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