Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Start of a Sew New Life

It's been almost two months since the wedding and our life has NOT slowed down.  I'm praying for a break, but it doesn't seem to be coming anytime soon.  In the next 13 days, we are downgrading from a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath B&B to a 400 sqft 1 bedroom apartment.  Thankfully we'll only be lodging in these close quarters for the next 4 months (and we keep telling ourselves that it will be over before we know it - right!?)  The money we will be saving is motivation enough!  Why 4 months?  You see... the husband and I are shipping to Arizona come January.  We are pursuing his dream to become a helicopter pilot.  We would've left sooner (as in would've been on the road by now), but the school filled up - so he's jumping in on the next round.

I, myself, have been unemployed for the last 6 days and I don't see that stopping anytime soon.  One, the jobs available do not pay enough for the 40-50min round trip + the price of gas.  Second, there are NO jobs available in the area we live in (I can't even get a call back from Dunkin' Doughnuts...).  I love to work, I want to work - but what can I do?


My first project happened after I had pulled my sewing machine out of hibernation.  One bad beginner project set me back - to the point where I didn't know if I wanted to keep pursuing this and/or if I was going to be good enough?

The game changer was a great and wonderful tutorial over at From An Igloo.  These pillows gave me hope that I could accomplish something!  

Here is the final product (floral pillows) - and I couldn't be happier!!!

  (unsure of the fabric brand I used... it was located in the  Indoor/Outdoor section of JoAnn's and on sale!)

Tonight, I'm working on making 2 skirts!  And will have pictures tomorrow of their awesomeness or their death in the trash can...

Hope you will enjoy this journey with me!   It's not ALWAYS going to be about sewing... I do have a husband, a dog, and a life... but it's my life in general and, for now, there's going to be alot of sewing! lol. 

 (this happens EVERY TIME I get on the computer...)

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