Becoming obsessed with my hobby



These days I find myself thinking about sewing, constantly. I would be sitting watching TV or riding down the ride and I am designing or modifying a pattern to update a look. I have recently discovered African Print Fashion. The two photos above are what I am working on now.

I have found several sites where I can get fabric. I have several patterns that I can modify for the dresses, blouses, coats, jackets, etc. I am truly obsessed with this. I still make American Girl clothes, on occasion, or if I granddaughter or niece ask me. Recently, I purchased a mini sewing machine for my truck, so when I stop to take my break, I can sew for 2 hours before going to bed. I use it mainly for the doll clothes but I have used it to make a blouse.

I am in process of trying to set up my room for my sewing, which is looking pretty cluttered right now. I realize the room is not as big as I imagined it, so adding another table won’t work. I just recently purchased another dress form, smaller one for those who are not plus sized. I may need a larger one as well.

My latest projects.


93 Days


Grilling (Photo credit: Jeff Hester)

93 days!    We have 93 days of summer.  Bummer!  Every time I think about it, I feel sad and hurried.  I feel as if there is not enough time to do all that I need to do for the summer.  I start making lists and calling family members to see who is having cook outs so I can plan accordingly.  I live for the spring and summer, can’t really function in the late Fall and Winter.  Yeah, you have the spring and fall to continue doing things, but the summer is when you get to wear certain clothes and water parks are open.  Grilling is not just for the summer, you can also cook during the spring, fall and winter, if the weather is right.

Uh, 93 days!  Why did someone put that number in my head?  I wish I hadn’t heard that!  Now I will mentally count down the days until Fall.   Doom and gloom!  I think I need to move to a more tropical environment, don’t you? Water parks have got to be the best places to go during the summer.  If you are one of those families that do not have a pool in the back yard, then you will want to visit a water park,  I have not been in  a while, but looking forward to going before the summer is gone!  Yay!!

An image of Magic Mountain Water Park in Moncton.

An image of Magic Mountain Water Park in Moncton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)