I got my tripod set up in my living room now, and I also am using my little USB converter thingie for my iPad to upload pics. AND - I don't leave my house til just before 8 in the morning now, so I have a.m. sunlight for picture taking. So I am moving slowly toward regular blogging again.
I was pretty much all about "distraction" and "diversion" over the past two months since I've been on my own, and contrary to some people's opinions that it has been all "fun and games" it really has also been a lot of not so fun stuff that goes along with the ending of a sixteen year relationship. It's overall the right thing for me (and I would assert, for both of us), but it still is not all hearts and flowers all the time. Especially when you're not going right into another relationship, which is new to me as I've always jumped from one relationship to the next.
But anyway, enough about my life drama. Suffice it to say that I am feeling good and enjoying my own company, and trying to get back to/figure out what is (my) "normal". As my dad put it, figuring out "What does Robin want?", as opposed to what everyone else wants. I woke up yesterday with a realization that even if I'm never seriously with anyone again (doubtful) I still am happier to be on my own, and that realization helped me see that I am moving on and healing. Even if it's your decision, you still have to heal.
And we're back...
New hat I decided to knit from Wendy B's Custom Knits 2 book, from some leftover Miss Babs yarn in "Roasted Pumpkin":
Pattern: Lemon Drop, by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza in "Roasted Pumpkin"
I also sewed two dresses using a new New Look pattern I got recently (yet another benefit of living in the city is that there's no JoAnn's or Hancock's nearby, so I do not add to my pattern stash that frequently anymore.) I do still buy New Look and Kwik Sew patterns online though.
Here's the pattern - New Look 6098
and one of the two dresses I made with it this weekend.
(goofy look on my face, but you can ignore that part)
(noticed that my hair is getting crazy long in back)
Modifications - cut the smallest size at the shoulders and still had to take out 5/8" off the top shoulder seam on each of the front and back pattern pieces on this version. I did this through serging off another 5/8" on the shoulder/sleeve seams on the first version (which is wearable but doesn't fit quite as well) and then adjusting the pattern tissue. I also shortened the skirt pieces by 4".
So aside from a super fun tamale-making class with my friends Tina, Carrie and Kevin, that was my weekend! How was yours?