Thursday, May 26, 2011

Staycation and Planning!

At 5pm this evening, my "Staycation" will begin! No work until June 6.Woo hoo hoo! Phin's also taking the week off, and we've planned something fun to do together just about every day.

However, I will do some sewing. Aside from the simple truth that my dress isn't going to sew itself (I've signed up for Faye's Perfect Summer Dress Sew Along to help me on my way), I've had a growing sense of alarm all day - some kind of anxiety about my week+ off. This afternoon I was walking around the Garment District fretting about possibly not having a notion that I needed and getting stalled on a sewing project because of it. I started plotting activities to do with Phin that would bring us into the vicinity, just in case. This could be because I'm spoiled from working nearby and can run little sewing errands any time I want, but, between you and me, I think it runs deeper. I think I'm having a full blow case of Garment District withdrawal. I didn't feel better until I ran into SIL Threads and bought this:

Quite possibly the cutest tape measure ever!

We'll see if I survive going cold turkey on fabric and notion shopping this week. During that time, my sewing goals are:
  • Finish my Burda knit top on my Granny's sewing machine
  • Work out all the fitting issues with my dress muslin
  •  Pick my next 2 projects. Both should shout summer fun.
Expect updates while I am on Staycation! And have a lovely long weekend!


Amber said...

Good luck!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Hope you have a good staycation! Enjoy!

Faye Lewis said...

Enjoy your staycation to the max!!!

Karin said...

Sounds like your staycation will be a sewcation! Have fun. Can't wait to see what you make.