It's Spring Break for me, so that means I should have some super amazing, creative projects to show off, right?
Hah. Well, I don't. I honestly needed a break from the all the intensive sewing I've been doing these past weeks. I've learned so many things about sewing lately, including the fact that my serger's tension is apparently easier to figure out than my sewing machine's and that yes, you really do need an invisible zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper. That last fact is holding up my current project (a skirt), and the lull in sewing has been a blessing.
But alas I have not just been sitting around reading, though that has consumed a large portion of my time. I've been pretty enthusiastically working on a new project for the library, though I'm hesitant to say anything here on the blog before I have much to show for it. I will announce it soon though, as it may interest some of you Sacramento locals...
Here's a photographic taste of my leisurely Spring break activities...
I finally printed and framed a photo from our honeymoon. I could have sworn this frame was 4x6, but it clearly is not and I don't have any photo mat. Cardstock to the rescue!
This is one of my favorite memories from our honeymoon--climbing Iceland's smallest mountain. It's apparently Hafnarfjörður's only claim to fame after their summer Viking festivities wind down.
I'm making my skirt from this fabric. I absolutely love it, but it is strangely wide (probably about 8 ft?) I found it among garage sale rejects in my sister's closet at home. My mom had no idea what I was talking about when I asked her about it later, so I figured it was fair game. Sorry to my sister if she had any grand plans for it...I say, better put to use than collecting dust!
This is the skirt that will have to wait until I have an invisible zipper foot. It'll be a couple weeks--I'm using my credit card rewards to order an amazon gift card to order the foot.
Today I lunched on the balcony after my workout and finished The House of the Spirits:
It is by far one of the strangest yet most captivating books I've read. The pace of the first 300 pages is slower, calmer and then quite suddenly everything escalates. I was reminded of my Native American Studies course, where we read Testimony and learned about the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. After finishing the book, I decided to research Isabel Allende and the military junta of Chile, and I've resolved that this is a better use of my time than the paper that has been looming over me for the past two weeks. It is, at least, much more interesting.