Thank you for your thoughtful comments on my last post. It sure is an interesting topic - essentially how people communicate online and what is appropriate. I guess there are insensitive people in our everyday communities, but the internet allows for more anonymity than in other situations, so those people feel free to let their negativity out. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" seems apt here.
Anyway, on to more cheerful things :-)
Happiness is: (or was for me last Saturday)
• Hopping in the car by myself and heading off for a couple of hours. I love being with my kids, but a couple of weeks without any time alone takes its toll - and one of those weeks was solo parenting, so it felt like a lot longer!
• Going fabric shopping (what else? ;-) for supplies for my eagerly awaited Minoru Jacket pattern
• Finding a fabric for the outer that I'm happy with, after doing about 20 laps of my favourite fabric shop The Remnant Warehouse
• The lovely and extremely helpful sales assistant showing me to the remnant zipper boxes (3 for $1!)
• Looking for inspiration for contrasting zipper and top stitch colour (a la Very Purple Person's lovely version) and finding a gorgeous chartreuse coloured silver metal toothed open-ended (double opening!) zipper (OK, now being excited about that is really nerdy, I know)
• Finally finding an excuse to purchase some gorgeous, long-time coveted fabric (Amy Butler's Laurel Dots in cilantro) - for the jacket lining. The background colour works beautifully with the zipper and top stitching thread and the pale blue should pick up beautifully on the subtle texture of the exterior fabric. Ahh, don't you love it when it all comes together :-)
• Happily watching the lovely sales assistant measure said beautiful fabric and hearing that it's the end of roll so I get even more for my money, which will allow me to use it for the sleeve lining too!
• Waiting to pay for my goodies and learning that I'd qualified for a $20 discount on my loyalty card. Woo hoo!
Now I just hope that my sewing skills and patience will allow me to do the pattern justice, and that the vision in my head actually turns out looking good! It's always a gamble.
When I told the Mr and kids about my exciting afternoon, there was a pause then the Mr said "mummy doesn't get out much". True, but funny (and nice) how little things can make me happy :-)
There's nothing wrong with a grown woman hugging her fabric... is there?!