Note to Self

Dear Self,
Until further notice you ARE NOT allowed to purchase more fabric for projects. That is until you finish 85% (it sounded like a good %, you know about B level) of the projects that you already have cut/planned/or bought. Yes, we know your love for fabric is great, but just think of the satisfaction you'll get when you see your finished creations in everyday life and not just your dreams. And of course there are the "oohs and ahhhs" that are sure to follow, which you can never get enough of!

Remember this,

Simplicity 2711

and this,

or how about the one you picked up today,

Yes these want your attention!!!!
Also on my plate is attempting shirring. I picked up the elastic thread today, and of course fabric for the project. Which I think is going to be a skirt. I saw one here , and a million other places I can't remember, so I'm thinking of giving it ago. Plus I think I might like a skirt with this kind of waist because it wouldn't create "the roll" like regular elastic waists tend to do on me.

I'd also like to try to make something like this, minus the $34.50 price tag LL Bean has on it.

I've seen so many reconstructions of clothes lately, it's making me feel confident that I could try something like this. Especially after I master elastic thread!

And then there's this,

I saw this pattern and fell in love with it! I wish I lived when clothes were beautiful. The women wore dresses that were flattering and full, and sometimes had a hat to match. And gloves, gloves would be amazing! So to pay tribute to my love of beautiful things, I waited for this to go on sale and bought it for $4. When my list of projects is done, this will be the first one on the new to do list. Does that even make sense? A new list for when the old list is done? Well anyway this is the reward for making it through what I've gotten started already.

Ok time to get sewing!

In my head I want to sew, and I can even speak it. But when it comes to actually doing it, I can't find myself there. Looking for some reason for this odd behavior, I've decided it's going back to work full time after 4 years of not really working. I still can't find a routine that works and that it's summer isn't helping the matter. Sew or go play in the sun at the pool? pool. Sew or visit blogs I never get to read anymore? Read blogs. Sew or do the 2 days worth of dishes? Dishes. See what I mean?

And it's like I want to, but I don't. Ever feel like that?

I did buy the Jane Market Bag pattern, and spent to much money on fabric for the bags, so maybe I should tackle that project so I don't feel like it was money wasted. I mean I love fabric stash, but I should love using it more right?