Friends, I'm back, and arguably better than ever. So much to tell!
Our vacation, to historic Woodstock in the Catskill mountains, was great fun -- lots of hiking, cooking, and relaxing. And so much beautiful fungus!
I much prefer a mountain vacation to a beach vacation, don't you? None of that nasty sand...
We returned to the city only to have to prepare for Hurricane Irene. Irene didn't live up to expectations, however, at least not in New York City. Even the Vinyls were underwhelmed. But she did motivate us to straighten up a bit, which we did pretty much all day yesterday. I found many long-lost sewing notions, which is always nice.
It's very, very big, and makes me wonder how I could have managed with just a 13" laptop for the last four years. One's eyes adapt, I guess. All of a sudden I see pores I never knew I had and I'm not thrilled about it.
The iMac is great to watch movies on -- we don't own a TV. Unfortunately, last night's DVD, the Connie Stevens-Troy Donahue epic, Susan Slade, is just as awful on the big computer screen as on the small. Campy fun the first time, pure tedium the second. (The library was closed, obviously.)
I haven't really thought about sewing; I'm saving that for tomorrow. What's new in Sewing Land? I'm relying on you for important updates.
What was your week like? Any Irene-related devastation to share?
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I've been sewing obsessively since 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!