Hello lovely people.
It's finally summer...yay!Time for BBQs, beach ball and booze. Well, not like you *need* a sessional change to enjoy those things, especially if you live in California. Okay, I won't rub it in.
But for a lot of people all over the world the weather is nice and bright and new. What do you do on those first few days, why mop the floor, what else!?
Oh wait, that's what I do.
Normal people wash their dog. Wait. I did that too.
Yes, the spring cleaning bug got me late. I've always been a late bloomer. Fully embrace it, too. I do everything late in life, it's just my thang.
I have to mop quite often. Its the product of having a slobbery dog. Oh Brian, Brian. Yet, when I do a massive cleaning (dusting, washing rugs, mopping) I seem to always skip my sewing area in lieu of the newly pristine dwelling I've just created. Yeah, I get caught up.
But this weekend was different, I guess. I was feeling nagged by the bunches of ill kept patterns that I've just been shoving into their storage boxes. It was making me feel dirty. Same reason I sorted out my closets a few weeks ago. I like knowing my stored items are organized too.
I'm a few boxes in to this sorting, but looking back through my collection has brought up a lot of fond memories. It's nice. Seeing forgotten gems:
The "Oh, I was gonna make that":
The pattern you hunted for:
The rare find(s):
The unique and interesting:
The 'maybe repro':
And all those in between.
Its fun. I'm getting so many ideas for new projects and seeing where I want to go with the patterns I have and not by hunting down some 'new' design.
Let's face it, now is a really shitty time to start collecting patterns. They are either way too small, in bad condition, or some one wants $80 for a 40s dress. Dude, you crazy! So memories of my primer days of pattern collecting are always welcome.
I'm going to be sewing more, I really am. Just been in a rut recently. Perhaps with the Summer here, and this being California, I'll stick at home because of the heat. Hehe, no better reason to sew than not wanting to go into the sweltering sunshine. Am I right!?
Okay, have a great day!