Aunt Emily

Emily Bowyer Hammel was my father's older sister. She was the dearest person I've ever known. Over several adolescent summers, she patiently taught me how to sew and how to cook. I loved her. Sadly, she has been gone these few years and I miss her very much. However, I am carrying on her legacy of sewing and trying to carry on her legacy of caring.

Wednesday, March 24

Hello, Am I Out There?

I have not touched my sewing machine since just before Christmas. Well I did touch it, but it was acting up and the bobbin thread was a mess, and I just didn't have the patience.

Part of the issue of not having any "sewing mojo" as so many call it is in the photo above - three little urchins! I love them though. But every weekend, and sometimes twice a week, mean less sewing for grandma.

I also started a new job - full time - and the move from part-time work/consulting part-time is causing havoc as well. I have a 40 minute to 1 hour commute each way, so that cuts considerably into my day.

Do I have sewing ambition? Oh yes. At the JoAnne's Simplicity sale a few weeks ago I got four new patterns - including a cool jacket I love. Well Blogger isn't cooperating, so I can't access the site and show it to you. Drat! Oh and I bought a KnipMode magazine that has a jacket and a pair of pants I'd quite like to make. AND loved the plus size things in the March issue of Burda.

And my fabric buying is still going on. As a matter of fact, just last week I stopped at Joanne's and found some fleece remnants perfect for an Easter Bunny delivered blankie. Hum, are you seeing a theme here?

Meanwhile, I have been crocheting off and on, and even took a knitting class. So I've moved some of my time into those categories as well. So stay tuned, I might be able to do something this spring . . . after taxes are done. And Z's 5th birthday is over. Sigh.