I hope everyone is well! I have so many different things going on right now that I don't know where to start! The great part is that I have a lot of things in progress. The bad part is, I have nothing to show for it today! However, be patient, I am planning a few reveals for next week as long as things continue along. Here is an update on the things I am juggling:
Baby blanket I am knitting
I was close to finishing the first panel of this blanket when I went back to correct a mistake, and somehow got myself into more of a mess. So, I decided to start over yesterday. I am glad I did because this panel looks better than what I had in the first place; though I can say I am sad to lose the panel I started with (I was about 85 rows in). No matter, I am not in a rush to finish this because my sister's baby is not due until April.
I thought for sure this shirt would be done in a couple of hours max. But I must have been away from sewing a little too long! I am having more issues because I am using a fabric with a lot more slip and stretch than recommended, so I am paying for it. But, I still believe that this one will come together somehow. I am also having some issues with the pleats. I know pleats are easy, but I can't get them to sit right, so I am working on it. Hopefully I will have some success with this over the weekend.
Sewing Room Makeover
This is almost done!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!! I bought my wall accents today at Hobby Lobby, and picked up a few 99 cent Simplicity patterns for my daughter. I have been plugging away every weekend (and most nights) to get this room in ship-shape. I have organized and thrown out clothing, created an easy system for my patterns, hung up my bulletin board, added a few decorative wall hangings, labeled a few things, and I only have a few more finishing touches before the reveal. Honestly, just cleaning the room up was a big improvement, trust me!
While browsing Pattern Review last week I came across an entry of an adorable skirt to one of their contests. Upon reading the review, I discovered that the same skirt was part of a new pattern company called Lolita Patterns, and it was being released as a free download! I have since downloaded the pattern, and after doing so, found out that there will be a sew-along for the same pattern starting Monday, Feb. 11th. Since I plan on being finished with my Lekala top by then, and I think I could find some material in my stash, I decided to join along!
Have a great weekend!