Greetings! I know, it’s been a literal age since I’ve been here – nearly two and a half years! Where have I been? Well… experiencing a total upheaval of my life situation. I’ve gone through a divorce, and a major career change. It’s been unimaginably difficult, and I’m only now reaching a place where I feel like myself again. And part of reaching that place, was realizing exactly how much I missed sewing and knitting, and my little place here. So, here goes – I’m a little rusty, so please forgive!
I’ve just moved into a fantastic new loft apartment, and I’m in the process of setting up a sewing room. I did not leave my marriage with all of my things, but I did take my sewing machine:
I had to take her to the shop to get worked on – it turns out, if you leave this model of Bernina sitting for too long, the power supply can go bad. But now I’m up and running again! I’m going to start out with a few home decor projects for my new place, since they won’t require a serger (I plan to pick up a serger soon… recommendations are appreciated!)
I’ve been knitting a Hue Shift afghan for a few months, and I’m only now 1/4 of the way finished. I’m a slower knitter than I used to be, mostly because I have to play piano and organ for my day job, and I can’t afford wrist issues. I love the colors!
I also just bought the kit to make the Gravity quilt from Jaybird quilts.
I love the colors of both these projects! My apartment, being in a converted mill with concrete floors, can feel a little cold, so I’m trying to get some color in to brighten things up.
I’m also thinking about sewing my dress for the Kentucky Derby in a few weeks, but I haven’t decided yet on a pattern. I’ve missed so many new releases!
There’s going to be a re-learning curve for me – the first time I used my machine again, I couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t work – and the presser foot was up! Oops. And I had to remember how to cast on for my afghan, necessitating Youtube tutorials. Sometime in the past few years, that info just fell out of my head, but I’m excited to learn it all over again.