To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sewing again.

So, in my quest to clean out boxes and 'stuff' from my home for the 30 days of nothing (which, by the way, I failed miserably at on account of learning how to knit), I found a box packed away in the basement that was full of Barbie patterns and material. Some of the patterns were already cut out so I hauled the box into the clean (not so much) office and set up the sewing machine again. Based on the purple corduroy sort of buried in the photo I'm guessing these are from at least 20 years ago, maybe longer. I used the corduroy to make a 'lovely' pair of pants for my step-daughter when she was 5 - she's 31 now. Here's a small sampling of what I found.
I probably should be embarrassed about finding a project that's so old and never been completed, but dang, it's a great find! It's like going thrifting without spending any money.

1 comment:

  1. I love finding half complete projects. In the book I always go on about the author says in our dream world we would have a huge room full of tables and on each table one of our projects. That way we would leave it when we grew bored of it. Of course coming back to it when we have energy again toward the project.