Kimono Self Draft

I purchased this beautiful lightweight silky, almost sheer knit goodness a last year from my local fabric store ( aka enabler). I had no idea (as usual) what I was going to do with it, but knew I just had to have it! It screams summer to me with all the pretty colors! I would take it out of my stash every so often to fondle it. Then yesterday, while I was doing just that, it finally spoke to me, no demanded that I allow it to flow like the breeze, be one with nature! In other words, it wanted to become a kimono! I love when my fabric makes demands! A kimono was the perfect choice! It showcases the print of the fabric beautifully and dresses up anything underneath because truly, who’s looking at the undergarments (not literally) when your wearing something so pretty??

I wore it belted today for a different look which I liked because the fabric is so silky that I find myself constantly pulling it up on my shoulders so the belt saved me some serious aggravation!

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Time Away

Sooo much has happened since my last post! Last August, we suffered the worst flood ever (for me anyway!) in our region! I arrived home from work to find my entire basement underwater! The same basement where my sewing studio resided! My first instinct was to run downstairs in calf deep water to try to salvage what I could, that was until my husband who was out of town and on the phone with my son, screamed for me to get out of the water which could have been electrically charged! For once, I followed his instructions! All I could do was stand at the top of the stairs and watch some of our belongings float by! Days later, we went downstairs to assess the damage and begin the clean up! In addition to losing furniture, clothing, stored purses and shoes (oh, the pain), I lost my back up sewing machine, fabric (because my storage container was cracked), lots of supplies and ALL of my sewing books! And for anyone thinking that I must be the worst housekeeper, no I don’t generally keep everything on the floor; however, I had packed up a lot of stuff because we had recently bought a house and were preparing to move. Everything had to go because the water was coming up thru the drains! Yuck!!

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The silver lining in all this was that we had insurance and we were moving into a new home soon which is what helped to maintain my sanity!