Sunday, 3 June 2012

A dedicated blogger? Apparently not!!!

Only 13 months since my maiden blog post, and here am I wondering where all the time went! Somehow I've got 4 followers.How did that happen? Mind you, one is family!
Although quiet I have been busy on the sewing front. There've been a few sewing gettogethers, further sewing "lessons", 
snoozing in the stash

more fabric shopping
In what appears to be becoming an annual event, I did my bit for the Gambian economy by buying fabric, in the market in Banjul,a small shop in Kololi and above all in an amazing shop “DIAB” in the fabric district of Banjul (Liberation Ave). 
much fabric shopping

some garment making - see the diamante zip!

a little more fabric shopping

The previously mentioned wedding dress with a peek of the royal blue shoes

Another gratuitous shot of fabric

Unfortunately I'm suffering from a major sewing block at the moment. I am making sofa covers. I hate making sofa covers.The original white (!!!!) ones needed  washing frequently and shrank in the wash. I wish now that I had bought replacements, but was too mean. I should have thought about my sanity before I lost my will to live! I can't get to garment sewing as my half-naked sofas pull at my conscience. I can't face finishing the covers, what I have done looks like I was sewing with my feet and with my eyes closed, so what do I do? I read sewing, I surf sewing and I dream sewing. My next sofas will be leather, and not white!

Meanwhile I want clothes, I need clothes and my fabric stash is calling me plaintively. My sewing machines are muttering darkly in the underused sewing room. The pattern collection is rustling loudly and the thread and notions are playing hide and seek (they  hide, I seek).
And before I forget, I neeeed a posh new dress for a certain garden party in July. DD2 wants to make an outfit herself for same said event.Which is quite exciting as hitherto, neither she nor her sister, DD1, have shown the slightest inclination to sew. However, I have no illusions as to who will have to finish that outfit!
Time to tidy the sewing room!!!