Hello again to anyone who still cares enough to have this blog on their radar screen after an absence of over 9 months! Rather a pathetic showing, especially as I just checked and it’s only just over a year since I started writing it…
I was so touched by all the lovely comments on the finished wedding dress, and also amazed at the numbers of people who read that post – a very belated thank you for making all the hard work even more worth it. Since then I have sewn hardly a stitch – except in June when I made these napkins and tablecloth for the family brunch after my cousin’s lovely wedding in California (he is in the US Marines, hence the theme).
This was a fun collaboration between me and my very talented cousin Nancy B, who designed the fabric and had it printed at www.spoonflower.com. If only I had her talent! (It’s hard to see here but among all that camo action are hearts and lovebirds).
And sadly, that is it on the sewing front! Not for want of inspiration, or dreaming about all the clothes I desperately need, or fabrics in the stash to create them with. Partly it was case of total sewing overdose, but it has also been difficult to get back to normal sewing after such a mammoth project – weirdly I feel nervous of starting more ‘basic’ things because nothing else will probably quite measure up to that again. It’s that little pair of demons perfectionism and fear rearing their ugly heads again – they will be conquered!
Big changes have also happened at Maison Bold! Two weeks before the wedding, when I was staying up until the early hours most nights and drinking way more coffee and wine than is good for a body to deal with the mounting stress, I discovered that I was miraculously pregnant! We had given up hopes of a family after rather a bumpy road, so it was such a joyful shock. Thank you, wedding dress and sewing gods! So in January I went from this:
to holding my gorgeous little miracle bundle, RTH:
who 8 weeks later is snoozing on my lap as I type with one finger.
Life is very good. And there will be sewing again. Soon. x