It is 12:30am, after a very lengthy, physically demanding day. I am still awake battling a headache and my newly acquired nightly reflux. I wonder if everybody’s body begins to feel tired as they turn 30?
I am suddenly overwhelmed by stupid niggling aches and pains, sore jaw, neck, back, ankle, reflux, crappy eyesight, progressive internal disease which will require surgery soon. My weeks are already filling with appointments for chiropractors, osteopaths, dentists, ultrasound, endo surgeons, homeopaths. I’ve also got stupid piles of tax, business and TAFE paperwork to get through. *vomit*
BUT, I have managed to do some sewing int he last few weeks, for myself! I know! Such a break from my normal sewing-for-the-rest-of-the-world!
I have never sewn stretch fabric before and I decided a simple boat necked t-shirt would be a nice start, in some cheerful cheap stretcb from spotlight.
It was pretty quick work, all said and done in 4 hours spread over 2 evenings and with fairly pleasing results! It is a little broad and next time I will play with the length a bit, but here it is (teamed with my super bargain $20 stretch wrangler jeans in gorgeous deep blue which is holding it’s strength in the wash!)
I have since gotten some rather schmick stretch from tessuti in 2 colourways with grand plans of a couple more short sleeved and some long sleeved versions for winter. I’ve also scored some very cute retro cotton stretch during various oppy runs in the last fortnight, so there may be more experimentation and refining.
We have been busy round the house this wekend. Tomorrow is Australia Day and although we are possibly the least patriotic people we know, we thought we’d have a late lunch/BBQ thing to celebrate a day off work and also the partial solar eclipse.
Well, it might also have something to do with the fact that we begin school and craziness this week also, I have the fear and am racing around trying to sort stuff before I also return to school.