A wee bit of sewing has been happening. I decided to try The Perfect T-Shirt by Pamela's Patterns:
This will be my test garment as I haven't tried this pattern before. I decided to go with a scoop neck and 3/4 length sleeves. Here's my fabric:
I'm not sure what it is but I'm leaning toward a polyester. However, it is very stretchy and has was a wonderful bubbly texture. I found it while I was digging through the stash. I'm hoping that I actually end up with a wearable item. I'll post a pic when it's done.
I haven't returned to my pillow that I started in February yet. I will get it finished before the first of June though.
I've been enjoying the wonderful weather that we have been having. The flowers are blooming. This is about 1 1/2 months earlier than normal. The daily walks have been really nice. I didn't realize how much I missed walking every day.
The spring weather has also gotten me into a major spring cleaning mood. I started with the spare bedroom which has been a dumping ground for a long time. I have cleared the closet (mostly), moved furniture around, vacuumed and dusted. There is still a lot to do in that room as my next step was to clean other closets and you know where that ended up. I plan on having a charity come to the house to pick up the excess stuff that I have. When everything is boxed up, I will schedule a pick-up.
Today, I also made time to go shopping. I do not like shopping very much but sometimes you have to do it. I started with purchasing a pair of shoes:
This is a pair of Clark's. I have been wanting to get these since they first showed up at Macy's and I almost didn't get them. Macy's was sold out when I went to get them but the Clark store had one pair left in my size. The 2 1/2" heel is a little bit taller than what I am use to wearing but I think it will be Ok. I walk around in the store for a long time before I bought them. The shoes just got me started. Then, I headed over to the Christopher Banks. I was there yesterday and thought there were many items I wanted to try on. Today, not so much. I did end up with a skirt, three tops, and a bracelet. One of the tops was a white t-shirt with a interesting ribbing treatment. I hope it still looks interesting by the end of summer. All in all, not a bad shopping day.
I have found some interesting blogs recently. I have added the Fashion Sewing Blog to my list on the left under Websites. There are sew-alongs there. The TV site has many techniques. Great place for beginners (or not) to learn.