i've been a bit of a crab apple lately...i'm sure it has NOTHING to do with everything i've been taking on! yes, that was sarcasm. i fell off the diet train again...i think i'm going on day 6 of not eating right or exercising. i'm annoying myself. its easy, i know what to do, now i have to do it. that was my attempt at a pep talk...maybe i should throw in an "i am worth it"? .
i'm attempting to sew from my first actual patterns. this is proving to be a challenge for me. i love sewing from all of the lovely tutorials out there in blog land! there are plenty of colorful pics and step by steps. a mccall's pattern , however, not so much. so i fudged up my first one(its a gift for my sissy's bridal shower, so i cannot share yet.) as a result, i had to end up ordering more fabric--not happy about that one-at all! while i await my next round of fabric for project #1, i moved onto project #2, an easter dress for emily. its a simple tiered dress...much like the last 2 skirts i've made for her. except, apparently i have a hard time following directions when they are in black and white. i managed to finally cut out and sew the first pieces together. the top part leaves something to be desired though. i may end up re doing it...then again, she'll be wearing a sweater--most of it will be hidden anyway ;o)
hubs got home from the firehouse last night, and i explained to him my dieting woes, and sewing troubles...and how i planned on remedying both situations. he turned to me and said "you blow me away". pardon me? i'm totally having some depressing moments here, and i blow you away?!(i didn't really say that) i was floored. i did manage to ask him why? he told me that he is amazed at how i am teaching myself to sew, and how i problem solve to come up with solutions. he also told me that he loves my body--that i believe...i've been getting extra hugs lately :o)
i woke up with a new outlook today. wow, he knows exactly what to say, exactly when i need to hear it! i will take the dieting thing one day at a time, and not punish myself for what i did the day before. i will take my time with sewing--rome wasn't built in a day...and these projects won't be either! i vacuumed the house, washed some curtains and rugs, gave david his bath and i think we'll head down to target for a new storage shelf for the laundry room.
to you hubby, i say...you're not too shabby yourself :o*