Saturday, May 31, 2008

This and that

You know how sometimes you stay up so far past your bedtime that it's difficult to get to sleep when you finally want to? That's me right now. I figured I'd just post in the hopes that I'd get sleepy.

First of all - THANKS for all the comments on my last (and other) posts. It's such a treat to know that other people find my little corner of the net interesting and/or entertaining. It's quite another treat to realize that your pattern stash of 100+ is actually considered miniscule when compared to others! Honestly, I'm not sure what I was thinking when I bought some of those. But there are a large number of them I hope to get to sometime in this lifetime (not sure if I'm going to make it at my current sewing pace). So, no more patterns for me. At least not until I've made up some of the ones I have high hopes for. I've thought of subscribing to Burda in the past (didn't I just say no more patterns for me?), but I'm not sure if I'm up to all the modifications to accommodate my height. Or maybe I'll just buy one issue (I repeat, didn't I just say no more patterns for me?). Hmmm.... I don't know. Maybe I should ask for one for my birthday in June. Technically, that means I am not getting more patterns right? They would be gifted to me.

In other news, my cousin got married at the beginning of this month. I wasn't able to go, but their wedding actually got featured in Southern Wedding Style Magazine! HERE is a link to the pictures on the magazine's blog. Lucky girl!

On another happy note - I've now dropped 14lbs. I was quite surprised when I weighed myself this morning. I have 2 more pounds to go to re-enter "onederland". For those of you who don't know what that is, it's when your weight actually starts with the digit 1. I haven't been there since hmmm... lemme think... about 5 years ago? They warned me about the college "freshman 15" - little did I know the real challenge was going to be the "marriage 40"!

My parents are here visiting from Nigeria, so I haven't had any time/space to sew anything yet. I'm hoping that I can use my Mom as a resource for getting all my measurements and personal style critiques and such. However, as I realized recently when shopping with my mom - her sense of style is quite different from mine. Obviously, I'm younger.
The one really neat thing about them coming to visit? I got my mom to bring some FABRIC! Here is what she picked out for me. I see at least two dresses in my future (uh oh, quick, do I have any dress patterns?!)
Please click on the picture to get a better view.
Now I just have to find - I mean MAKE - some time to sew...


  1. What a beautiful wedding! I love the fabric, especially the pink and the yellow. Congrats on dropping the weight!

    Also, BWOF isn't too hard to alter for height. I can send you a PDF of how to do so if you'd like.

  2. The fabric is amazing! I hope you do have a TNT pattern to take advantage of the wonderful haul!

  3. What lovely fabric! My parents used to live in Lagos, and I have a ridiculously large stash. I could never pass up the fabric, it was too tempting.

    Also, BWOF, how tall are you? I'm 5 feet tall, and I just do a flat 2 inches off the torso, and 2 off the hem, and it seems to work.

  4. The wedding pics are gorgeous! I love all the glimpses of lace and gele! Of course, you know I'm salivating over the haul your Mom brought. Makes me want to dip into my stash & sew some up. Time to make time on my end, too! Oh, yes, congrats on the weight loss. I'm searching for onederland myself! LOL!

  5. What a great accomplishment to lose the weight. If I don't stop, I'll be leaving onderland soon. I love the fabric with red in it. I bet it will look great with your coloring. I hope you have a knock-out pattern somewhere in the stash for that fabric. If you need more help with fitting after your mom goes home, just let me know. I'll be glad to help.