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I am back Divas!!!! and Happy New Year!!!!!

   I am back Divas, it's been a good month or so since my last post... Umm, yeah, about that lol... I know that the last time we chatted, I was to show my Thanksgiving dress...I really had every intention on showing the dress, it was Vogue 1027 and it was nice... I worked out the little kinks within the pattern, the kinks were totally due to user error ha ha!!! Okay, so I had worked on the dress up until dinner, Thanksgiving evening, in between cooking and managing two wonderful little boys :)....So, yeah, all this is sounding like a 911, or sewing emergency...Well, we didn't have any 911 emergency ; however, I did have a sewing emergency that drained all of my sewing mojo.... I just never thought that would happen to me... Well, it did! And in fact, after I completed the wonderful dress and needed to hem the dress. I then butchered the hem twice, not once but twice, so I was all but through you hear! So through that I couldn't even look at anything sewing related until I gathered my thoughts lol.....

 And now that I feel like I have whined and moped enough about my disaster, I actually feel refreshed..And with going forward I have set more realistic goals or plans for sewing..First, this is a hobby and there is no need for me to push my self beyond that...I was acting like I worked  in a sweatshop, like serious, it was too much pressure I placed on myself....  So, I do plan to set sewing goals or aspirations if you will for 2011 but I taking it all with a grain a salt Divas!!!!  I actually did work on so pj's for my two boys so I will post pictures once I complete the other pair for my baby boy! As always Divas be blessed and nothin' less!


  1. Happy new year and looking forward to the pjs.

  2. Welcome back and Happy New Year5 to you too Diva! I've had a knit hem from hades a time or too myself.

  3. Glad you are back and feeling refreshed!

  4. Thanks ladies, it feels great to be back!!!!!


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