Hi, my name is Carol, and I used to sew.
Here are some of the things I've been doing since you last heard from me:
Sewing costumes for Arts Alive's production of The Robe.
Coordinating summer programs for Elon University's Challenge Course.
Starting up a non-profit homeschool tutoring program- Archway Classes.
Being a single mom while my husband traveled for work all summer.
Vacationing at our parents' homes in Virginia Beach and South Carolina.
And reading- oh, reading! I used to read all the time and stopped when my oldest was born because I just didn't have (ie, make) the time for it. But this summer all of my boys can read and now I can read, too! My fare has mostly been tween & adolescent fiction (Mysterious Benedict Society, 39 Clues and Hunger Games series) and I love it!
Now that I am done with most of the above activities, I have time to sew again (HOORAY!) and my list is long! A quilt for a sweet little boy diagnosed with cancer, testing womens knitwear patterns for a friend of mine (I can't wait to show you the results!), and sewing LOTS of Halloween costumes are all on my list. And then I found my stash of Halloween fabric and I *really* want to make something with it now, too!
So I just relisted all of my ready-to-ship Halloween outfits in my etsy shop and am offering free shipping on them to anyone who tells me they read about it in this blog post.