Sunday, June 29, 2014

summer

 
Summer is here.  I have been a stay at home/work from home mom for a full 6 months now.  Whenever I come on here for some reason I always gauge time by how long I operated the Stitch Lounge and now how long since I've closed.  It's still a part of me at least for a little while longer.  Last weekend I had a massive tag sale.  I HATE having tag sales but I had accumulated so much stuff both from my days of candle making, crafting, decorating and not getting rid of enough stuff.  Plus this was the last hurrah to try and get rid of more Stitch Lounge stuff.  I had no idea what to expect in terms of what I would sell and was keeping my fingers crossed that I would make enough money to feel like I made it worth it.  I am happy to say that is was worth my time.  We decided to keep it all in a safe place and use it for our summer spending money.  As long as I can keep to my weekly budget all will be well. 


We have made no plans for this summer.  I'm excited to just be and not run around.  So far we've gone to 2 beaches, saw a movie at the cinema, visited playgrounds had campfires, smores, popcorn and ice cream cones.  Hard to believe it's only been a week since the kids have been out of school.
I've even had some time to do some sewing.  It's taken me a long time to get my motivation back.  Freeing myself from all that stuff at the tag sale was a big part. The shirt has been in my sewing to do list for a couple months now.
 
This is my second project from the book Simple Modern Sewing.  The patterns in there are right on in terms of size and fit for me.  The only change I needed to make was to lower the angle of the bust dart by about and inch.  I'm looking forward to sewing the raglan sleeve shirt next.