Today I woke up before my alarm rang - and not because I was woken by a child creeping in or even shrill voices outside the door - but because I had had enough sleep!
The kids are with grandma and Hubby Boo is away today, so it was to a quiet house I awoke.
It's nice. I immediately made my bed, threw open the windows and made myself a hearty breakfast. I NEVER do these things, I usually feel a little put out that the first thing I have to do in the morning is for someone else. I realised today that I haven't really changed (as I had thought) in my belief that the morning is a beautiful part of the day, it's just that today, it's MY morning.
Feels really nice.
I am catching up on my cooking shows and finishing a whole lot of sewing (which I actually really haven't started). Yesterday I finished a skirt for Panini, and it turned out better-made than I expected. I shall find out today if the fit was good enough. Today I start on a variation on a winter jacket for Baby 2. The biggest commitment I have today is a yoga class after skipping a full 2 months' worth, due to nausea and sleep (not lack of it, but too much of it!).
I hope the jacket will take less than two days. Then I move on to more tops for Panini and hopefully a red carpety dress for me. Though I can fit a pattern together, I can't say much about my workmanship, and I do tend to get put off if I make a mistake. Having to make something for others does pull up my expectations of myself a bit!
Thank goodness for Burda World of Fashion magazine. I used to buy it every time I could find it, but recently realised it's not on sale in Malaysia anymore. I tracked down a back issue an subscribed. After a few months of miscommunication, I finally received my first issue! Bliss! I think it may be available in Singapore for readers and home-sewers there, as they have a distributor based there (but I have never come across it). And much as I love the Japanese dressmaking and crafts books at Kino, I am not keen on their fashion sensibility and cost! I am definitely a type that needs a waist in my clothes!
I will post a picture of my progress, if I don't either get too carried away or lose interest...
Anyway, have a happy day everybody! If I could send one wish out to everybody, it would be that I hope you have a moment of warm happiness that brightens up your day!