There doesn’t seem to be a lot of sewing happening just yet. Lots of thinking, dreaming, web-surfing, idea-gathering, and organizing. My new sewing space is taking shape. After many years in boxes my treasured sewing books have emerged and made their way onto the shelves above the sewing machine ready for quick reference or ideas. A few other books that haven’t seen the light of day for quite some time joined them as well. It was like Christmas pulling them all from the boxes. The paint for the room is purchased and ready to go on the walls. And a couple of projects have been half-started. Can you half-start something?

One more step to cleaning out my old stash and making room for new was to pull out some flannel I had purchased for pyjama bottoms for my boys. I couldn’t find a pattern I liked so am using a comfortable used pair as my pattern and tracing them. It wasn’t as easy as it looked and I’m still tweeking the pattern.

I made a slight boo-boo and ran out of tracing paper at the top of the pyjama pants when it came time to include the elastic casing. A simple “cut and paste” was in order.

Tomorrow’s project – Paint!