I'm retreating this weekend. I'm in a little known, out of the way place called Federal Way. We're right on the Sound, and when it's not busy snowing, raining, hailing or being foggy, we have a beautiful view. I've looked out the windows a couple of times today and thought that I should take a picture, but then I look again, and it was precipitating in some form. It was kind of fun to watch the storm come in over the water, though.
But enough about the weather. Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.*
I'm sewing! For the first time in months, I have finished a project. Three, in fact. I made two pairs of flannel PJ pants (for me!) and a nightie that if I get the ribbing on the neck and cuffs, I can wear tonight. I told Gaylen that I could sew that ribbing in five minutes. I think I might have exaggerated--it might take ten. I'm sure she'll time me.
I spent this afternoon tracing Grainline Gear's Jambalaya Jacket. First, I took an emergency JoAnn's trip, where I bought the afore-mentioned ribbing, some black interfacing for my jacket, and a replacement pattern for Punkin's new dress. I had planned to cut that out and sew it this morning, but when I got the pattern out, the skirt piece was missing. I don't remember making this dress, but at some point, I had it out of the envelope and cut out the bodice pieces. At the same time, I somehow misplaced the skirt piece <sigh>. Luckily, Simplicity patterns were on sale today, so it was much easier to buy another pattern than to stress over it. I also found some CUTE kitty prints to make. . .something. I don't know, but they were cute, and I bought 1/2 yard of each. I'm pretty sure I'll still come home having used more fabric than I bought, though. I also bought some Tru-sew since the lighting in the cutting room is so bad that I couldn't see the lines on my pattern through exam paper.
After dinner (wonderful food here!), I cut out the jacket from some black cotton/lycra with beige and peachy-rose cabbage roses on it. I got it on the big sale at JoAnn's a bit ago (not today). If it goes well, I'll cut out another one from some wonderful home dec fabric that I have with me. I would really like for one or the other of the jackets to go to D-land next week.
Sewing retreats are the best. This one is through my local ASG chapter. If your ASG chapter doesn't do retreats, then you just have to step up and plan them. Once people get the idea, then everyone wants to go. Our retreats regularly sell out within a couple weeks now.
Off I go to sew up that jacket. And have my ribbing application timed. Pictures later. I'm too lazy to hook up the camera.