This was a pretty busy week – lots going on in the evenings and settling back in to having Alex at home finally.  Hard to believe that it takes a week or 2 to reacquaint myself with having someone in the house with me.  So this week I didn’t get much in the way of sewing done.  I did finish a bag for MYSELF that I actually really like – LOVE the colors and it seems to be working ok, although I must say that I think I might be a small bag kind of girl.  I am enticed by large satchels that can carry my knitting and my water bottle, along with all the essentials like iphone, wallet, keys, 10 sticks of chapstick, pens, checkbook, hand cream, etc … but I find myself digging, and digging and DIGGING around in the larger bags trying to find something I just stuck in there.  Can you say frustrating???  So that may be the only shortcoming of this new bag – it isn’t huge, but it’s bigger than the last and seems to have a little bit of a black hole issue.  Here’s a pic:

But I like it.  So that’s good.  Last bag I made did not work out for me so I’m a little happier now.

I did finally finish my black sweater, which I do like, but I am waiting for someone to compliment it before I am completely convinced.  Feels maybe a little saggy??  Hmmm… we shall see.

So, I got reading glasses this week.  My eye dr thought maybe it would help with my headaches.  I’m not sure they are really doing much, they DO magnify things which seems to help relax my eyes, but otherwise they are more of an accessory than anything.  Alex likes them though – he thinks they’re sexy so if he’s happy, fine by me!  🙂  But I have been using them while reading in the tub – lots of baths this week.  I am slowly plugging away on a 900 + page book called Shantaram, which is a novel that is based on fact.  It’s very interesting and I’m more than half way through.  A couple hours in the tub a night will help with that.  Not so good for the wine drinking moderation though.  Good books = 2 glasses of wine in a 2 hour bath.  I highly recommend the book – don’t be daunted by it’s length.

I did get a chance to work on my knitting this week – I am working on a new project for a good family friend, and I’m really excited about it.  It’s the first time I’ve worked with Noro yarn and it’s a treat!  I’m always looking forward to the color changing, and the colorway I’m working with is spectacular.

So it makes working on that project a lot of fun.  I’m not exactly sure what the final product is going to look like, but it’s going to be beautiful, whatever it is.

I put together some fabrics for a beach quilt – but didn’t start working on it because it is, afterall, still winter.  And I have about a dozen other projects that have higher priority, I just need to put the pieces together.  The fabric I got from my mom, it’s very old as you can see.  I think it’ll be a perfect beach quilt.    Here’s the beach quilt fabrics (come on summer!!):

So for this week, I hope to keep plugging away on the Noro project, put together some fabrics for a couple of quilts, get my ass out of the sewing room and into the gym, and work on a spring scarf for me.

Oh yeah, one last thing, I made a skirt, with a ZIPPER!!!!!  I love love love it (the boots too!!), check it out:

The zipper came out perfectly and it fits really well, and I actually did an ok job sewing it!  That was last week’s project, almost forgot all about it!

Well, Alex got a new computer today and he’ll probably be home any minute to show it off, so I’m going to sign off.  Have a great rest of the weekend!

Published by Kate

The basics: I love New England (my home), the outdoors, gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, my kitties, my puppy, my partner in crime Alex and my sons Griffin & Orion, and my family and friends. I occasionally have time to share the things I love here. Enjoy!

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  1. gah! so cute! I just made a dress, which I am still on the fence about. love the fabric, hate the design on me. it also has a zipper. I wasn’t as successful as you were. happy sewing!

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