I've been doing some selfish sewing lately, and I must say it feels great. Addie never likes what I sew for her anymore. So far, I've been happy with what I've made. No whining and moaning from myself to myself that I don't like this or that aspect of whatever I made.
The only thing I've photographed so far is my Tova top.
(Okay, still very scary to include photos of my on my blog. Sheesh, how many chins can you count? How flat can my hair get. My excuse - I wear this hat all. the. time.)
I've been wanting/meaning to make this for years.
I had this green shot cotton that I had bought at Alewive's to make this dress for Addie. It was the only fabric I had enough of to make a "wearable muslin" for the Tova top.
I don't often wear green, but I think it looks okay. I do love the drape of shot cotton, and it's usually cheaper than voile or lawn and especially Liberty, so it was definitely a good place to start. I'm headed toward Portsmouth, NH this weekend, so I may pick up some more at Portsmouth Fabric Company. They have a great selection of colors.
I made the XL, but I think I might have been able to get away with the Large. I also have the pattern for The Schoolhouse Tunic which I think is quite similar. I might make that next instead.
And speaking of selfish, I went for my first ever (in 41 years!) bra fitting last night. I wasn't too far off in my size - but still off. I splurged and bought a $58 bra. Crazy for me, but I love it. Have you ever tried to make your own? Very Purple Person makes quite a few, and every time I read one of her posts, I'm very tempted.
And not so much in the selfish department, but still leaving me feeling like a jerk, I had to fire someone today. Actually my HR guy did the talking, but it was still me. I actually liked the guy as did my coworkers, so I feel like crap and hate that I can't stop thinking about it on my Friday night.
And I've been selfishly swimming at the YMCA 3 days a week when I should be helping get the kids ready in the morning. I'm definitely the least bothered by this one.
And in a note to my future selfish, lazy self . . .
Note that you (self) went to the Y at 5:30 on a January morning to swim when it was below zero. If you can swim under those conditions, there is no possible excuse you could come up with to skip! See?
Okay, done talking to myself. Lest you think I'm crazy, the pool IS indoors.
As a family, we just rejoined the Y. With 6 of us, we should definitely get our money's worth, but in the past, we've gone years with the automatic draft drafting from our bank account without setting foot in the facility. I want to be careful not to make that mistake again, so I've been recalcating the math every time I go.
It's normally $75/month for our family - really not too bad. We joined later on in the month, so it was pro-rated to $50. The kids and I played racquetball 3 times, and I swam 8 times for a total of 22,200 yards or 12 1/3 miles. So all in all, we went to the Y 11 times costing us about $4.50 each time. I'm pretty happy with that. I just really wanted to make sure it didn't cost me $75 per swim.
Now, I'm selfishly working on this bracelet after just spending a boatload on supplies for it.
Geez, I really am selfish. And I'm going to talk to myself again - don't forget to blog about date night, duffel bag, and shampoo bag.
Thanks for listening to me ramble. Have a great weekend!