If a week goes by and you people don't hear from me, can you send in the Marines (or a big box of wine and a babysitting service)?
I have in-laws arriving today for five days (staying with us; I hope they realize just how tiny my daughter's bedroom is. Pretty sure you won't be able to open the door all the way with a Queen-sized Aerobed in there). Also, my husband is in San Francisco (lucky jerk) for work. And it's Spring Break (but feels more like Winter Break, it's so cold in NYC). I don't know how I am going to feed two extra people and deal with the dishes in my tiny, no-dishwasher kitchen for the next five days. Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after someone else spends their holiday at your place?
Needless to say there won't be time for sewing until next week. I have finished a few things, but without a husband here to shoot photos, they will have to wait to be seen. My pants draft for the Jeanius class is near-perfect, which has me really excited (though I have to draft a waistband, and am a little worried about that). I also ordered some ridiculous printed stretch denim from Hartsfabric.com. Can't wait to show it to you.
Here's something cool I saw last week:
My husband has been telling me about this store in Soho since he started working in the neighborhood a few months ago. It's called All Saints, and it features a gigantic collection of vintage sewing machines. There were at least three walls with this many sewing machines. The woman working there told me before they opened they posted an ad seeking donated machines. So there you go: you want a 1940s Featherweight, just post an ad seeking freebies (I should have asked here WHERE they posted the ad to get such a response). There's no telling whether any of them work, but doesn't it make your heart hurt a little to see so many great machines sitting idle, gathering dust?