So, can you believe it is March already? The current weather kinda makes me, as we've had five full days of sunshine and non-freezing temperatures, making me want to go out and take walks (which I did) and do some gardening (which, now being the proud owner of a balcony, I also did!). It's supposed to be snowing again by the end of the week but at least now I can believe that winter will soon be over. :)
|trying my hand at winter-sowing in me-made mini glasshouses. hope it'll work when snow comes back to haunt us...|
On a lighter note (and because I don't have enough to do), I'm also working on a book. Well, not my book obviously, but I'm in a literary circle with some of my friends (we meet every three weeks to read and get feedback on our texts, which we've written about a specific prompt that we collectively agree on the meeting before). We recently decided to do an anthology of the texts we like most and self-publish it, and I volunteered to do part of the proof reading. So I guess, as some of my texts are in it, it really is partly my book. :D
And some more good stuff happened. Some time before Christmas, Tasha told me that there was a Simplicity sale near her, and did I want her to get Simplicity 2451 (which I have tried to copy before). I was delighted and we agreed to do a swap. She also got a couple other patterns I'd been eyeing for me. Plus a crochet hook key chain and some lovely organic lip butter her friend made!
Baby Alpaca wool (Alpaca mixed with Mulberry Silk, by Drops. They have the most amazingly lovely yarns...) and vintage eyelet lace.
More lucky stuff: I'm also now the proud owner of my first genuine vintage pattern! Lisette sent me Advance 5513, a cute dress and bolero combo, for Sew Grateful Week. It's even in my size and so pretty! (Yes, I also have a stash fabric in mind for this one. *g* I gather I need to make a muslin first, though.)
As if that weren't enough, I also won Built by Wendy's Sew U Homestretch from Stevie's giveaway. How cool is that! I love sewing with knits, and I'm so looking forward to making me some new patterns. :D
So I guess you can see there's been much luck and happiness around here. I also finished two dresses for February, which, compared to the seven garments of January, isn't all that much - but February is a very short month. ;) More about those, soon.