The Big Picture
Hello out there! It’s been awhile since I’ve written. When you’re not sewing regularly it leaves very little to say about sewing. I guess I could’ve ventured out and written about sewing topics, but meh…I’ve been feeling quite unlike myself as of recently.
We’re expecting a baby in November and my body reacted COMPLETELY differently this time around than with the first. The fatigue was unlike any I’ve ever experienced in my life. When O napped, I napped. But finally. Finally I am feeling somewhat normal. I’m sleeping better, I’m not as lethargic, and just in a better mood all around. Yay!
With that said…er…written…I want to get back into sewing slowly but surely. I have a few dresses cut and ready to sew up. And a new bag that needs making so I can replace my diaper bag (Why don’t people tell you how awful and useless a shoulder bag becomes once you have to chase after a child? Backpack all the way!). Now if only the current heatwave can go away…my south-facing sewing room is a complete SAUNA. No joke.
We LOVE Seattle. I cannot begin to tell you how right it feels to be here. The people I’ve met have been nice, the co-op school we belong to feels like a second family, and the Pacific Northwest is simply beautiful. And Seattle is just enough city to make this city-girl not feel as though she’s missing out. The only negative is that flights to the east coast and abroad are LONG and $$$. It will be a while before I make it across the pond or home to NYC with our kids. It’s mostly a mental preparation more than anything else.
The Pacific Northwest always offers something to do and I don’t mind doing them (I was honestly very scared to drive in California. It’s a bit too bananas for me). I’m really looking forward to planning a family camping trip…in a yurt!
Even though my sewing productivity has suffered a lot lately, my will to bake is strong! It’s mostly due to it being easier to bake than sew. The sewing room is upstairs and Ollie’s play area is on the main level, along with the kitchen.
In May, I was able to host a sewing circle and it was so lovely getting together with local sewists. I’m really looking forward to meeting with them again.
Greg and I celebrated our May/June birthdays with a New York-style cheesecake. Baking cheesecakes is always fun. One day I hope to take it up a notch and attempt a chocolate mousse one! Drool…
And that’s that: new baby, loving the Seattle area, and lots of baking.