Pardon my absence as of late. So much has been happening that I have hardly done any sewing let alone plan out a post. So I thought I would share a bit of an update.
First, I got a new car!! It is a 2014 Nissan Rogue. I have been driving it for 3 weeks now and I love it! Awhile back I said that there were two absolute musts before Eric and I adopt and the biggest was getting a new car. My previous car was a 1995 2 door sport car with 185,000 miles, not really something you want to drive babies around in. We were able to finally make this happen and I could not be happier. This will be the car we drive our babies around in. That is exciting to think about.
The other thing that we have been plugging away on is a bathroom remodel! Shortly after we moved into our house four years ago we discovered that the downstairs bathtub had a hole in the pipes causing water to pour out to our slab base and slowly leak out onto our tile floor. The only way to fix this was to rip out the entire bathroom to get to the pipes. We have spent the last three years buying all the things we needed to complete the remodel and we started it almost two months ago. We have discovered so many crazy things in the process, like there used to be a window in the bathroom that was left in unsecured to the studs and just had siding placed over it with no insulation. GREAT! I will be finishing repainting the ceiling this weekend and then we can start installing all the new fixtures. I will definitely have to share pics once it is done because it is quite the transformation. It will be a bit before we take on any other remodeling projects though. So much stress!!!
If that wasn’t enough stress, my company is also moving from a small town to Indianapolis! I am so excited about this. It will be great for the company. Luckily my commute will stay the same. Our company has been in this small town for 28 years, so moving the whole company is quite an undertaking. Do you know how much stuff is accumulated in 28 years?!?!? Whew! We had a fabric sale, which of course I was all over. I got quite a few goodies as you can see. I took home a total of 17 yards of sequins awesomeness. One of them has already been cut for a new Summer Concert Tee. I will hopefully get to sew it over this long holiday weekend.
One of the other things I acquired was a new to me dress form. Right now I am calling her Brokedown Betty. As you can see she has been well used. She is just about my size so I am planning on padding her out just a little bit and making a new cover for her. Soon she will be Beautiful Betty.
Lastly I did make a new pair of pajamas! I made them because I took a business trip to Atlanta with my bosses. We went to a sewing and manufacturing trade show. It was awesome! I used 5 yards of flannel from the stash that I got this past Black Friday. I love these. The shorts are made with Butterick 5153 and the top is Butterick 6837. It is the second time I have made this style of top but only the first time I have made it for myself. I definitely see more of these in my future.
I still have one more outfit to blog about that I made way back in April. I need to get some good pics of it soon and then I will share it.