First of all, a big thank you to all of you and your lovely comments about Goblin. It really does help knowing that there are others that are out there that understand the pain of losing a pet. I'm new to this whole blogging business, and it's hard to know how personal to get online. I'm a private person in many ways -- which is perhaps antithetical to blogging itself, as some of the most engaging blogs I read are ones that do get personal. I hesitated mightily before sharing, but in the end felt it was more honest than putting up posts my heart wasn't in or just going silent. Again, thank you.
Another reason to give thanks: the fabulously talented Sarai has added to her line at Colette Patterns! Check out the Rooibos and Oolong dresses:
One of the things I love about Colette Patterns are all the little details: the piping and little turn at the neckline on the Rooibos, for example. I feel they're one of the few companies that really give an option to the "big four" designs. And the booklets the patterns come in are gorgeous...
I'm restraining myself from buying any of the new Colette patterns until I sew up the two I have. Unfortunately, I tend to do a lot more thinking and reading about sewing than actual sewing, for which I blame the sewing blogs of the world. One of the many I love (and I bet most of you know about) is Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing, which has become the daily accompaniment to my morning coffee. Gertie was kind enough to post my question, "What is plus size, anyway?" and I found the resulting conversation to be fascinating and thought-provoking. I'll be doing my own post on the ever-changing pattern size chart soon. Another fun distraction and recent find is The Selfish Seamstress, who sounds like the sharp-tongued best friend you want at your side when anyone rude crosses your path. Her Selfish Seamstress Haikus are not only awesome, they're available on mugs. My Christmas list has just grown longer.