My sewing retreat is coming to a close. For my birthday I treated myself to the one thing I never have enough of: time. Time to spend doing something I really enjoy. I took three days off of work (plus I had the weekend for 5 whole days!!) and spent most of the time sewing! Here's a few stats from my sewing retreat:
Hours spent sewing: 35
Hours spent plotting and planning future projects: 7
Hours spent reading about sewing: 6
Projects almost completed: 4
Panic moments: 1 (said panic moment involved stitching the waistband of a skirt on wrong--but it all turned out alright...David volunteered to take the really tight seam out with a seam ripper for me--he's got great attention to detail and it saved the day!!)
I've got some pieces I am really excited about that are almost finished!! I am hoping to complete all the finishing (hemming, plackets, etc) by the end of the week and I promise to post some pictures as soon as they are finished.
On my birthday I also got a big surprise--David got me a new sewing machine! It's a Singer model from the 1980's which I have named 'Lucy'. It's amazingly fast and has a lot of features my older 50's singer doesn't have (like zig-zags, back stitching, and really tight stitches). I love it. I've used it almost exclusively this weekend and it has been amazing. Here's a picture of Lucy: