I have been busy sewing blog friends, but I have been sewing a big project and so it will be a while before I will have a "ta da" moment.
First off, I did a Palmer/Pletsch knit weekend course with the lovely Carol Mill, which is always a treat, not the least because it involves spending quality sewing time with fellow enthusiasts, child free time and Carol's delicious lunches. I do have some things to show from that, but not today because the knits I chose to work with were wool, and it is very humid today.
Following on from that with some more inappropriate seasonal sewing choices, I am in the midst of sewing the Trench from the September issue of Burda (09-2010-113). I have mostly finished the outer, with lining to cut and sew and buttons and belt to finish. It has details for Africa, some of which are partially finished and I can show you here:
collar with stand and top stitching detail, epaulet with carrier and top stitching detail etc etc ...
I have also been trying to de-clutter my sewing room with better storage solutions. Instead of lumping everything in together, I have been collecting beautiful containers from the Sally Army to house each notion individually, thus making it easier for me to find things, once they are labelled.
For safety pins:
For my sets of retro buttons on cards, this biscuit tin:
Threads with ends taped down and stored thus:
To house my needle selection:
And this holds all my elastic:
Well, I have lots to get on with, so I'd best get back to it - see you in another week or two with a new trench!