or so the old saying goes. Unfortunately it is reversed on this first day of March. The sun shining through my window is nearly as intense as the unrelenting radiators hissing steamy heat into my office. I am ready to turn on the air conditioning unit. My grandma always told us that if it’s warm and pleasant going into March, then you’d better prepare yourself for a howling blizzard on the end of things. In this case we are in like a lamb but will we be out like a lion?
Loft living suits us. I love the ease with which less than 1000 square feet can be cleaned to a sparkle. We are hosting many dinner parties and I’ve been lazy about updates with menus and pictures. This is unfortunate considering these are always my favorite posts. When we get our taxes back (any day now) I am buying a new camera. A grown-up camera, a digital SLR. I’m thinking the quality of my pictures (which are mostly taken with my iphone) will improve dramatically. I love new toys.
Continuing to take classes at my favorite SE Michigan fabric mecca, Habermans. Currently in an 8-week pattern making course. Last week I had two workshops as well, working with knits and copying ready-to-wear. All were very inspiring. I’m hoping to diversify my little handbag business into something with a wider range of appeal, maybe some skirts and shift dresses. Simple to fit on a wide range of body types. Excited that I may actually be able to pursue this full time once we’re in the Foreign Service. Just bought a book to learn how to knit as well. So much to learn and make, so little time.
A couple more weeks until more calls go out for the A-100. We are getting a little weary. It’s frustrating when something you want so badly is just barely out of reach. Each time another class is assembled it seems like we’re just on the cusp. Then another 6 weeks pass and more people are added to the list. ugh. I keep looking for the lesson in this. Patience? Perseverance? Appreciate the moment. That might be it.
I really appreciate this sunshine streaming onto my desk today.