Saturday, January 21, 2017

2016 - Year in Review

General Reflections 

Happy New Year! I usually follow the Top 5 from Gillian @ Crafting a Rainbow to make my year end review... But this year I found that the format didn't suit me. So here is my short review of 2016 :

Young Girl to Frozen Princess Bedroom
I didn't blog much this year. I concentrated my energy mostly on helping my daughter to learn to read while she was in grade 2 (2015-2016). I started working as a consultant again in November 2016. I finally manage to create a lasting habit of going swimming in the morning 3 times a week and loving it! At last, we redecorated all 3 of our bedrooms at home.

Fireman's to Slide & Cave Bed
I also figured out after my master degree was finished that I needed more than being a stay at home mother to feel fulfilled and I was happier after starting to work again, even if it is part-time and from home. Working again, I had less time for myself but I found it easier to focus on the important stuff. Having too much time on my hands, my sewing mojo vanished and I felt torn about how I should vs would like to fill my free time ; always feeling guilty no matter what I did.


Living Room to Put-the-bed-here to OUR Bedroom

Sewing Highlights

I organized a Bra Sewing Afternoon at my place and had a blast! Thanks Sewing Ladies Friends. I started sewing a bra, a swimming cap and one piece swimsuit... I followed several Beverly Jonhston's classes on Craftsy about sewing Bras and swimwear too...

I did finished my mother's kaftan about 5 minutes before she showed up at my place on Christmas Eve!! (I am such a procrastinator) Worst thing in taking 2 years to sew that wonderful chiffon dévoré fabric is that it was a breeze to sew - TAKE THAT, FEAR OF CHIFFON!! And she liked it so much that she wore it at Christmas to my aunt's party! :D

But I didn't sew new garments ; I did the usual numerous alterations, hemming, "summerizing" my kids clothes, sewing ribbons on mittens and patched about 1 000 000 000 pair of pants' knees!!


My Sewing Projects in 2016


My Sewing Resolutions

I would like to sew in 2017 : 
  • a bra
  • a one piece swimsuit for laps swimming
  • about 7 new everyday panties
  • a set of neck warmer, mitts and hat 
  • a new wallet 
  • a clutch purse
  • Use my cotton sateen tropical fabric
  • Use my raspberry bamboo knit
  • Use my tropical rayon challis
  • Start a coordinating nightwear capsule wardrobe : 1 nightgown, 1 camisole, 1 long sleeve top, all with bust support to mix & match with my cotton/lycra leggings and rayon challis shorts.
  • Maybe warm slippers or polar socks.

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely post. It's all about balance.

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    1. Thanks! Balance is still something I am trying to achieve...

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  2. Bonjour. You probably know about Crafty.com and the bra class there. I've made several taking classes from Needle Nook in Kansas, but I know Anne St. Clair travels so she may be able to tell you if she's coming to Montreal. Thank you for posting places to find fabric in Montreal.

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    1. Salut Denise, Thanks! Yes, I am enrolled and watched several classes for Bra on Craftsy... Now it is more a matter of not listening to my fear, reviving my sewing mojo and "just do it"! ;) I am glad my Montreal sewing directory was helpful to you!

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