Saturday, November 17, 2012

Patterns to give away

I've been packing and purging lately...  I am planning on moving from Alexandria, VA to the Shenandoah Valley area.  I'm fortunate - as a CPA I can pretty much work from anywhere - only need a computer and an internet connection.   As much as I love the DC area (I am a DC native), I'm tired of the rat race and the high cost of living....

Which leads to the purging/packing.  I've discovered that my pattern addiction means that I have purchased, I have a bunch that I purchased as part of bulk sales on ebay that aren't my style or size.  I am not going to try and sell them.  I will even ship them, but only within the U.S. (sorry).  I will be posting pics of the patterns as I get organized, so check back.  Most of the patterns will be in larger sizes.

Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested..... Thanks!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Knits Class

I took a Sewing with Knits class today at G Street Fabrics, taught by Connie Long. It was wonderful, she is a good teacher and so talented.  She's teaching Part 2 next Sunday, which I'm also taking although because of work, I'll miss the first couple of hours of the class.  That won't be too bad as we get to choose our own project.  I have a knit dress cut out that I never got around to sewing, so I'll be taking that one with me.  For today's class, I used the Perfect T-Shirt Pattern by Pamela's Patterns.  I recommend the pattern - it has 2 versions - darted and non-darted.  Those of us who are more endowed on top will benefit from the dart.  I have one more adjustment to make to the dart placement and then I will have a T-shirt that actually fits me!!!!!  The pattern comes with 3 different neck lines and different sleeve lengths - my first TNT pattern!

Happy sewing!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

-Bad Karen....

I'm a really bad blogger...Cannot believe my last post was in July... Being self-employed is taking up more time (and energy) than I had expected. Not that I'm complaining - I am loving life!!! I am now busy enough that I'm not taking on new clients!!

I am trying to get back into the swing of sewing and knitting again. I signed up for both of Connie Long's "Sewing with Knits" at G Street Fabrics, plus 2 knitting classes at Fibre Space. Doing accounting all day with no time for creative pursuits is turning me into one of those boring accountants that I have tried my entire career not to become.... So, hopefully there will be more posting of things I actually get made on this blog.

The one thing I did accomplish is the last 6 months is to start exercising again. I found a great fitness studio nearby and have made this a part of my routine. I feel much better. The women who run this studio are fantastic - they've modified the exercises for my knees so I don't do any more damage to them....

Happy 2012 to all!!