So today is my birthday, and it's only a true amateur who celebrates for a DAY. Last night we met my parents for dinner in the town halfway between us, today we went to Art in the Park and out to lunch to celebrate, and two weeks ago our New Recipe Dinner Club had Italian Movie Night
Andy and I might have taken a slight detour to hit the fabric store before dinner last night. You know, my stash does fairly well in the Witness Protection Program. I want to make a silky print long-sleeved shirt for fall, so I bought this last night
I think it was a couple years ago in one of the challenges I hosted on Ravelry that I had members box up some of their yarn to set aside for their birthday the following year. It's a stashdown group, and the whole purpose is to use the yarn one HAS instead of buying new yarn, but the problem with new yarn is it's WAY more exciting than existing yarn. So the idea of the boxes was to make a project exciting again. So this morning after breakfast, I dug down my box
I had been going to start a new project this evening, but I think I am giving you an accurate picture of my sewing room to say that it was easier to work on the fleece pullover than to find a place to put it in order to start something else. AND, the Sewing Gods obviously recognize birthdays because I got the collar right in the very first try!!!
And I have to show you what Andy made me for my birthday: