Fall is officially here. I'm not ready for the cooler weather at all. The early morning walks are getting harder to do. It is getting cool enough that I need a jacket, at least to get started, and it is dark out when I start. I will admit that I have seen some beautiful mornings.
My plan of not spending as much time on the computer is working fairly well. I have been sewing. Not a lot. I had purchased new comforter, shams, and bed skirt for my room. However, I never use the bed skirt and this one was really long. So, I took part of it to make a matching body pillow case. Washing instructions for the bed skirt was dry clean only but you can not have a pillow case that is dry clean only. So, I took a chance and washed it liked I would wash sheets and it turned out fine. I still need to decide how I'm going to finish the hem but the serger makes really quick work of this stitching this type of project. I do prefer french seams but this time it was just serged.
I have also been reviewing a chapter every day for the past week from Basics with Claire Shaffer Couture Techniques Workshop DVD . I think it is a companion for the Couture Sewing by Claire Shaffer. This has been a wonderful little DVD. I have really enjoy seeing her show various techniques and garments from her collection.
Something else that I have been doing is teaching my son to cook. It has been funny watching him use a knife. OK, I'll admit that it's scary too but he is afraid of the knife and tries to use it with one hand. That makes it a little bit tough to slice and dice. I will keep working with him. I have also been working with him on using a peeler. Again, this has been an experience. I really should have been working on this sooner because in just a few short years he will be exploring the world by himself and I would like to believe that he will be able to cook for himself. In looking back on this, I have no memory of my own Mom helping me learn these skills. I only remember making cookies and such.
Ok, enough rambling. The dryer is calling.