The conversion is nearly complete

No painting this weekend.  I ran umpty-million places on Saturday instead.  On Sunday I decorated indoors (at Anna’s request).  The girls helped, bronchi for certain values of the word “help.”  Once they were in bed, I got out the sewing machine and sewed until 1:30 a.m.  Just like Mom used to do.

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with sewing.  I love planning, picking fabrics and patterns.  I love the magical moment when random shapes of fabric come together and start to look like an object of clothing.  I could do without realizing that the recently sewn, reinforced, and trimmed seam needs to be picked back out and redone.  Or that a seam puckered.  Or that I ironed interfacing on the wrong collar piece.  I am completely over every project I sew long before it’s finished.  My hope this time is that I apply the learning experiences for dress #1 to dress #2 (the girls are young enough that they enjoy having matching dresses) and I can whip it out smoothly without touching the seam ripper.  I wouldn’t bet on it.

There were many nights, particularly close to holidays, that I went to bed with the muffled sounds of the sewing machine plugging away down the hall.  The tradition continues.

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