I’m heading to the East coast to visit my family for 2 weeks. I won’t be able to sew and I’m kind of moody about it. Technically, I can sew while I’m there. While my mom doesn’t sew very much anymore, she still has her machine. The last time I used her machine I had to use a miniature flat head screwdriver to push down the backstitch lever because the knob had broken off. She told me it works but I’m skeptical. (No offense, mom. I love you.)
While I may pull out her machine even just for nostalgia’s sake, I have a few other things planned to keep me from getting cranky.
1. Drop off my machine for service. I’ve had it over a year and it’s never been serviced. I feel hella’ better knowing that I’m getting my machine serviced when I physically can’t use it. I should probably find out how much it will cost…meh.
2. Read a sewing book…or at least page through it. I bought Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear recently, on a whim, when I was frustrated with understanding how to tell if a pattern is actually going to result in a garment that fits. My thought was that if I learned more about pattern cutting I might be more successful making my own clothes. This idea really excites me! The technical aspect of drafting a pattern is something I’m looking forward to geeking out about.
3. Cut itty bitty squares for this quilt that I have had in process since I realized my baby girl would soon be big enough to sleep in a big girl bed. I’ve never made a quilt and the process seems long and humdrum but I like the idea of making it for her. Besides, it’s easy to pack a few fat quarters and my rotary cutter.
I’m more likely to just veg and (hopefully!) enjoy the cooler weather but at least I have a plan! A short respite from sewing will probably do me some good anyway.
Peace out H-town!