Resolutions time!

It’s a new year and definitly time to start sewing again! I just pulled all my fabric and sundry of other items out of their tote and dumped it all over the living room. I found two half done skirts and piles of projects that I neglected to sort and now have no idea what goes with what. I still have the wonderful pattern I bought from Gertie and I cant wait to make the dress, I just need to get the last of the supplies first.

Not really sure where to start at this point but my goal right now is to make:

  • Two every day dresses
  • Three skirts
  • One corset top – maybe
  • One special ocasion dress
  • Six soap pouches – they really come in handy when at a campground

Last year I made: One beach coverup, one apron, one blanket, one skirt, and one soap pouch.

Sometimes Simple is Better.

Do you ever find that you get yourself all worked up for no reason, this happened to me while I was cooking dinner for my boyfriends family again (we had pork roast this time)

At first the menu was:

  • Slow cooked Pork Tenderlion, cooked on the BBQ with sweet bbq sauce.
  • Sausage and potato dressing
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Buttered carrots
  • Corn

What we ended up having was:

  • Pork Rib Roast cooked in the oven with garlic and herbe de provence (my favourite spice, it works with everything!!!)
  • Mashed potatos
  • Mashed Turnip
  • Buttered Carrots

Not a huge change but it was a bit more simple.

Oh and dessert was a choice of homemade coconut cream pie or chocolate cook n serve pudding pie.

For the pie crust I thought I would use lard instead of vegetable shortening just for a change – it still turned out good – I fussed with the crust too much though so it was tougher than it should have been but that’s ok, they didn’t seem to have any problem eating it 🙂

I get a little caught up in the details when I cook – getting upset about one thing (the potatos this time) being done way before the others – I hate to serve cold food… which reminds me I should have warmed the plates up.

Next time we are bbqing burgers 🙂

I realized that this relates to my Mad Men dress, I have 22 days to finish it and I haven’t touched it since the disaster with the practice dress. It’s the bodice that I am having trouble with. So this weekend I will try to do research to see what the simplest way to do it would be and to take more time to learn how to do the technique instead of just jumping ahead. Trial by fire is great and you can learn a lot but sometimes research is good too….

Do you have any stories about getting too caught up in the details?

A friend of mine refers to it is as ‘being in the weeds’

Enjoy your Easter weekend! Any special plans?