....finally, some time to spend alone, in my sewing room...between sick and hospitalized Father and Father in law, teens who require SO MUCH driving around and a two year old who is just being who she is, I have had very little time to pee, never mind sew! But, I did get an hour or so of peace this afternoon and boy, does it make me feel better to just MAKE something. I think sewing is my yoga...the hum of the machine, the putting together of disjointed pieces to create a beautiful whole...aaaahhhh...much better. The very poor photo above is my progress on a new bag for myself for spring. I used a bit more of the Amy Butler fabric donated by onlinefabricstore.net (I PROMISE I will have photos next week of the beautiful projects my students are sewing). I used some pink and tan tweedy, woven fabric that I have had for ages as the lining...love it so far! Oh and if you haven't checked out onlinefabricstore.net, you should (very reasonable prices), and click on their blog too...some really good info on sewing for the home and just a lot of useful technical sewing tips.
On the sewing class front, April should be very busy! Through the Salem, MA Parks and Recreation I will start offering a Monday night sewing class series. The first one will be a 4 week series beginning April 19th and the project will be a Tote bag. I will also be offering two workshops for kids during April school vacation week. One workshop will be sewing a felt IPod holder and the other will be a felt paper doll class. I will post the exact dates and times and who to register with very soon!