I want to wish all my readers a wonderful and happy 2013!
2012 is nearly done. Here in California, we have about 14 more hours of this past year to enjoy even as I write. The anticipation of a new year is often a joyous romp of wishes and resolutions and to-do lists. With the best intentions I plan to get rid of those UFO's (unfinished objects) out of boxes, off shelves and either put to use or moved on to someone else. How about you? My goal is to make room for those newer projects that have flitted into my head and flutter with great urgency in the cocoon of my thoughts. But, let me not wax poetic and share some of my hopes and to-dos:
1. Simplify, simplify, SIMPLIFY! (I am making progress in simplifying my lifestyle so I can enjoy life rather than live it in spectator mode).
2. Do something creative everyday!
3. With all the trouble in our world, continue to be a positive and supportive source of light and hope.
Three simple things to do, I think I can manage this. :)
On the 'New' sewing front here are my plans:
1. Pet en l'air (just started that, actually)
3. Victorian corset
4. A Tissot era bustle dress
5. A few nice 50's style dresses for regular wear.
1. Renaissance corset I started a while ago.
2. Tudor Shift I started but got stuck on the embroidered pattern which I think I worked out now.
3. Pair of 18th century cloth mitts
4. I have a couple of Art Deco outfits that I started but didn't finish.
Phew! That's a lot to start with and the plan is to get going on them without an event in mind so that I am not sewing before an event. I really don't like working under pressure. Do you? I know some folk do but I don't. It is such a great feeling to have an event to go to and all you have to do is pull out something from the wardrobe. That is bliss...until I get that urge - "I can't be seen in that again?" Alas, do I really need an excuse to make yet another historical garment? No, of course not. I have a sewing machine, ergo anything is possible!
In any case, best wishes in the new year and I hope that you will have a prosperous and joyful year. As Audrey Hepburn says:
Happy New year!