Today marks the ending of one lifestyle and a beginning of another. The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity as I prepare to retire today.
I have spent over 30 years in non-profit management and loving the work I do/did. I am now ready to take a break and see what it is like to get up and go walk or to go to Planet Fitness at any time of the day, instead of hustling out the door to drive to work. I am happy to think that I can do the laundry any day of the week and not just on a weekend. I like the idea of sewing as much or as little as I want and spending as much time doing it as I like.
I am looking forward to cleaning out the house, taking the next step which is finding a new home in a coastal area. I am excited about the next journey and where it leads.
I will miss those who I have worked with these past 14 years and most of all I will miss the individuals that we serve who have a disability and/or other disadvantaging conditions. I love it when I see a person g…
I wanted to wear my Halifax Hoodie; still need to add the drawstring. Shoe laces have been recommended for this. A friend of mine had on a RTW hoodie and the drawstring was definitely a shoe lace.
My husband is like Turtle on Entourage, a HBO (?) series no longer showing. Turtle was obsessed with buying tennis shoes (kicks). So was my husband for a period of time. Many of the shoes came with colorful laces. Many of the shoes were purchased at Foot Locker.
During lunch break on Friday, I hop over to the mall which is five minutes from my office and go into FL only to find that they don't sell shoe laces!!!!!????? They have some great looking shoes with matching or contrasting shoe laces, yet they don't sell any in case you need to replace them or choose to wear another color.
Who Would Have Thought that a store that sells these type shoes would not sell them. The sales associate suggested I go to Target or Walmart. What a missed opportunity. With retail sales changing…
As I posted previously, I will be retiring soon. I do not really need more fabric but I got a lovely email from Cali Fabrics offering a discount because I have been a frequent buyer of their fabrics. And because it was my birthday I decided to take advantage of the offer. They have some lovely knit fabrics that I have purchased and sewn. However this time I bought a lovely rayon challis fabric.
The other fabric I purchased was a Ralph Lauren green stretch poly woven. I am bound and determined to make a nice fitting pair of pants in 2018. I thought this would be a great fabric for this.
I didn't actually plan to purchase the fabrics to go together but when they arrived it really was a great match.
I decided on my next project. I thought first I would sew a topper but decided not to. Instead I am going to sew a jacket using a Simplicity pattern. The fabric I chose to use is one that I acquired from Fabric Mart in 2016.
Either side could be used. The photo above has been lightened to…