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Happy new year


I wish you all a very happy new year, may 2010 bring you what you wish it will.

Above picture is from the London Eye, taken by my son. We were in London on New Years Eve , together with my sister and her family and watched the fireworks. We had a really good view, and the fireworks were spectacular. For us it was the first time we spent the “old and new” as we call it not at home or with friends. It was fun for this once, but no next time for us.

I didn’t do any sewing in the past two weeks and have no firm plans for this year. I’ll be taking sewing/pattern drafting lessons from February to improve my skills.

Further I would like to be sewing more garments that go together well. My feeling is that I do have too little of that. I’ve been buying a lot of fabric recently and don’t even know where to start with sewing. Below a picture for 7 fabrics that are to be 3 bottoms and 4 tops. This time a lot of grey in the fabrics. There is no jacket planned in this series, as I find that I always wear jackets with a plain top. Somehow I always get stuck in a wardrobe plan when trying to incorporate a jacket that has to go with all tops. Either the jacket will not go with all tops, or all tops are boringly simple. Perhaps I’m fussing too much about that, but my plan is not for a contest, so I’m not incorporating a jacket now (though I still will make a jacket soon I hope)

More details on the patterns to use later. I’m going to catch up a bit on blog reading (there’s over 300 unread posts, that’s what you have after 2 weeks not reading your bloglist) and trying to decide what to do sew first.

Finishing this post with a big Thank You to Kat, for whom I was the most inspirational blogger of last year. It’s great to read that my posts were so inspiring for her. Hope I can be inspiring to some of you this year too.


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  1. I think London would be a great place to be on New Year's Eve. You know I've never been to Times Square here on New Year's Eve, despite living so close--too many people, most of them young and drunk.

    I have no immediate sewing plans, other than to make things I actually wear more than twice.

  2. Happy New Year to you too!

    I like your way of thinking as it somewhat reflects mine :) I also need to concentrate on sewing more garments that go together well.

    I enjoy tour posts and look forward to more in 2010!

  3. Best Wishes fot you too Sigrid and looking forward to your new creations in 2010

  4. Happy New Year! I think that you should sew what excites you. I have tried the whole coordinated wardrobe thing and you end up with a lot of black or gray.

  5. Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to whatever you make in 2010.

  6. That is a spectacular photograph of the London Eye and the fireworks. I am trying to sew things that work together, too.

  7. Looks like a beautiful way to spend New Years eve.
    Sewing plans? Too many to actually produce. The problem for me with wardrobes is that I seem to waste a lot of time trying to figure out how to make a jacket match everything else. I'm planning small groups that work together.

  8. Happy new year to you too. Weren't the London Eye fireworks wonderful and what a splendid photo. We saw them too, but from our balcony about 5km away - we live on the hill up to Hampstead with a view right across London. Even from that distance they were spectacular.
    Happy sewing for the coming year.
    Anne Frances

  9. Happy new year! Here's wishing you many sewing successes in the new year.

    Love your wonderful picture of the fireworks, what a great celebrationl

  10. Brrr I hope you all dressed up very warm! We were much more sedate this year - we only went outside at 5 til midnight to see the fireworks then popped back to bed. Unfortunately, we can't see the main London display from the boat because the river curves and big buildings are in the way, but we get a great view of Trafalgar Square's, Blackheath's, and about three others on the north bank.

  11. What fabulous pictures. And what a fabulous way to spend New Years Eve.
    I hope you achieve all you want to in the coming year.
    Your sewing is so beautiful it's easy to see why you'd be named the most inspirational sewist for someone.
    Hugs my friend, Marji


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