I've been running around like a mad woman this week. So much to do...and I want to sew, but everything is getting in the way.
Thing One has an abcessed tooth. The poor thing is in a lot of pain. We've got an appointment with the oral surgeon, but that is almost two weeks away. In the meantime, the orthodontist needs to see her too. Poor kid.
I just got the schedule for the rest of the dance studio calendar...We've got dance studio 'stuff' every weekend except for one between now and the recital (in Mid-April): rehersals for the Nutcracker Production, rehersals for the opening, rehersals for the moms and kids dance, formal portraits for the program book, etc. Sigh. I'm going to be very, very busy.
Let's see, what else. Oh, I need to sew two vests and bowties for DH's dance recital costumes. The guys always get left out in the costum department, and we have to figure out something that matches with the ladies. Since they know I sew, I usually make Hubby's. I need to do a red sparkly vest and an orangey one. So I had to get myself to the fabric store and buy the gross sparkly slippery fabric and a pattern. I got lucky and found some gross stuff the perfect color, and it was on sale for only $2.39 per yard! I can't buy the fabric for the orangey/copper vest yet because Thing One's costume for that dance isn't here yet, and I don't dare try to coordinate blindly. So while I was at the fabric store, I just HAD to look around. Here is what jumped in the cart and came home with me. All those pieces are 1 yard each. The brights are fat quarters, the roll of pinks are fat 8ths. I also got a yard of white Kona Cotton for an embroidery project as well as the red fabric for DH's vest, the black lining fabric for the vest, interfacing for the vest, the vest pattern and some thread
I did manage to clear the layers of projects off my design wall, and stick the scrappy bargello up there. Here is what it looks like at the moment. I might move the panels around in a different order, but this gives a pretty good idea of how it will look.
Finally, I have to say that if you don't see me for a day or two, send a serch party...I have to dive into cleaning the HUGE mess in the studio. In case you wonder how bad could it really be? Here is the cutting area. It might be a while before I finish.