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Doing easy pieces

Hi, it didn't take as long as I thought to feel better. Thank you all so much for your nice comments and some kind emails I received, it felt good to know you understood. I did sew a bit and must say that the week before I stopped blogging and the first week after I only made very stupid mistakes. We all do that from time to time, but this was clearly due to not paying attention and wanting to do things too quickly, because I "had to sew".

The workload is back to normal, I started fitness again seriously and in general feel much more at ease. I can tell you my family is very happy about that. DD told me that I didn't cook properly anymore, no experiments with new recipes, just the things we know too well all the time.... And always working.

Good, this was a pretty serious warning of being on the way being overworked, and I decided that I won't have that. Took some time off in the school holiday of my children, made a nice walk with DH and told myself work is important, but should come second, not first.

This weekend I took some serious sewing time again, starting with easy pieces. This Jalie 2566 twinset is the result.


I have a lot of fabric with black in my stash, and try to make some coordinating pieces. There is a new SWAP contest started at Stitchers Guild, and on Pattern Review there's the Endless combinations contest, but I won't enter any of these. I like the concept, but will just sew what I like and not commit myself. I already feel bad about not finishing my coat in the Great Coat Sew Along.

I'm in need of a few good pair of pants, and this will be the next one, in black. I made it before (before writing reviews or blogging), and worn the pants till last year, when I had to throw it away because it was old and worn. But it was one of my favorites. Time for a replacement.



  1. Welcome back to blogging! Starting with tried and true patterns is a wonderful way to get the sewing to where you want it to be. Be well.

  2. Welcome back! Glad to know you're feeling better and in improved health.

  3. Nice twin set. Wished I could make those!

  4. Good to have you back, and to know you are feeling so much better. Your thoughts on prioritisation are right, but it will be easy to slip into old habits; do take care. OllieV

  5. I know how you feel. I have felt the same and still have not got back to blogging. And very minimal sewing. My coat did not get past the cutting out the pattern stage. And my fitness has taken a dive along with a few kilo weight gain. Perhaps the stars have been missaligned?
    The best thing is not to feel guilty. We can't all be perfect all of the time.

  6. It's so good to hear you're feeling better. The twin set is beautiful and perfect for the season, and I can see those trousers looking fabulous on you. Welcome back and sew when you feel like it, not because you have to.

  7. Welcome back, Sigrid. Your twin set is very pretty.

  8. Yes, glad you're back, and it's not too late to finish your coat for the sew-along. At the rate I'm going I may never finish mine....

  9. Great to see you back. I understand how you felt - sometimes we all just need a break!

  10. Glad to see you back and feeling better! I love the twin set - easy can be good at times. No pressure because of fussy fitting or techniques.

  11. The twin set looks awesome! Welcome back!

  12. The twin sets looks wonderful :)
    and So glad you are feeling better.

  13. I am glad that everything is back to an even keel in your world! I know that when things are going okay, that I sew better!

    And please don't feel guilty about the coat...I got as far as picking a pattern and purchasing fabric...and nuthin' I have long ago realized that many times the list of things is much longer than the time I have to accomplish them so I try very hard not to feel guilty about getting them all done!

    Finally, I really like the new twinset!

  14. Sigrid .- greetings again. I hope his rest has gone well, I am sure that returns with new forces. I love his latest work, especially this twin-set, which is always nice to have in the closet, a classic.


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