12 May 2007

Reports of my Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Obviously, I haven't posted since the finish of SWAP. I have been sewing - I have made 4 T-shirts for my husband and a few for myself - nothing exciting - just necessary, basic stuff. After SWAP was finished, I just bottomed out. The thought of underlining anything sent chills up my spine. The rustle of silk could send me into a corner rocking and murmuring incoherently. To get to the point - I needed a break from high level, focused sewing. So T-shirts it was. However, as much as I like T-shirts, they are dull, they are boring, they are mindless. So, I'm back and ready for a challenge again. What popped me out of my stupour, you may ask. Two things:
  1. I'm an anal retentive, obsessive compulsive weirdo that isn't happy unless I have something into which I can sink my teeth and...
  2. Carolyn
My dearest Carolyn, I give you my heartfelt thanks for beseeching me to get my @ss back in gear and do something...anything. You know I love you like a sister and just like a good sister, your words have inspired me. I have a couple of ideas percolating - one 50s inspired and the other 60s inspired - big surprise, eh? But, before I begin work on those two projects, I need to make some simple spring and summer clothes. It is getting hot here and lately my classroom at school has been like working in the fourth circle of hell (the fourth circle seemed apropos since all the hoarders go there and have you looked at how much fabric I have?). So, over the next few days, expect some quick and easy warm weather clothing.

3 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Shannon ~ I knew all you needed was a good kick! Hey, I haven't made that much either since the SWAP so I totally understand how you were feeling...just lending a hand to someone who I admire and respect so much!

Summerset said...

Shannon, I know the feeling of trying to teach in a hot classroom! Cool clothes are a must! Thankfully, my lab is on the 2nd floor and not the third! If only we'd get air conditioning . . .

Stephanie said...

I've been suffering from SWAP exhaustion. I haven't even been reading the sewing blogs much. Over the weekend I finally got back to work on some real projects. I feel refreshed after my break.