Thanks for your comments and suggestions for blind hemming. Very much appreciated. I will blog when I actually try it...and also thanks for your kind words about being the Member in Focus on PatternReview.com. I was SO excited about it.
Here's my first sewing of the new year. I haven't timed how long it takes me to make these now, but it's probably an hour and a half? I'm much more careful with my sewing now, though I could have done a better job with the purple pair. With the striped pair, I lined up the stripes on the side.
Fabric: TexStyles in Austin during PR Day Austin, Nov 2011. Left over scraps from the StyleArc shirt inset.
Elastic: Pacific Trimming in NYC, during the NYC shopping day in Sept 2011.
Kinda have a nautical or French style to them, no?
Fabric: Metro Textiles, NYC, while shopping with Antoinette, June 2011. Left over scraps from the Burda crazy ruffle dress.
Elastic: TexStyles in Austin during PR Day Austin, Nov 2011.
Definitely could have done a better job with them.
This New Look pattern has been popping up in the blogosphere. I think I will sew it tmw, but the question is, in navy or gray?? Also there is a marvelous piping opportunity there and you know I don't like to pass up piping.
It is National Soup Month and ironically I'm getting a bit tired of soup. I've been making quesadillas lately, using the recipe in Now Eat This Diet by Rocco DiSpirtio as a guide. I make mine with spinach instead of mushrooms, and with full fat mozzarella instead of reduced fat cheddar. Here I served it with cantaloupe which was actually decent, especially for this time of year.
Here are the books for this week. Just one library book, the cookbook.
I read Food Rules in January last year from the library but bought a copy this year. I highly recommend it; it's a fast read and nicely summarizes what I should be eating. It's beautifully illustrated. I plan on reading it each January to renew my commitment to healthy eating.
In Austin I discovered the puzzle called KenKen. I just got my first KenKen book and am enjoying it! I've also been doing the Daily Jumble online again. I haven't been into a puzzle phase for years but right now I'm into it.
It's getting late. I need to remind myself once again, sleep is a gift I can give myself.
Be well and good night!