Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #70

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Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Completing, Visiting, Repeating, Writing, Scheduling.

Completing: I’ve been slowly working on organizing and getting rid of stuff. It’ll be a long process, but I totally feel a sense of completion and accomplishment when I get rid of each thing or get a small bit of something organized.

Visiting:  We returned home this week from a visit with my father and step-mother. I love spending time with my family, but it is extra special to see our little guy dotted on by his grandparents and great grandmother.

Repeating: As spring returns to Colorado in fits and starts, I’ve been working on getting the garden beds weeded and under control. I’m sure you can identify with the “didn’t I just do this” feeling when it comes to yard work.

Writing: 

Scheduling: I’m still knocking around ideas on how to spend my time when the little guy goes to VBS this June. I really want to sew the hours away, but the bathroom needs a little drywall repair and repainting. Tough decisions.

 

 

Sunday Lately

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #68

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Creating, Finding, Switching, Forgetting, and Craving.

Creating new space in my daily routines for the things I really want to be doing. It’s all a matter of choosing how to spend the time we’re given.

Finding all sorts of surprises (and useless junk) as I slowly work on organizing. This week I found remnants from making my wedding dress and a large amount of vintage buttons in my sewing room’s “bin of shame” And, oh hey, there’s a stash of popsicles at the bottom of my deep freeze.

Vintage button finds

Switching over to Trello as my organizational tool. I really like how I can keep ideas, lists, and images together. The jury is still out on not being able to see an overview of all of my lists.

Screenshot 2016-04-10 at 8.59.16 PM

Forgetting all about Spring cleaning as I relax and enjoy a week visiting family.

Craving all combinations of chocolate and cream. These Chocolate Puffs with Masarpone Cheese would be perfect, but I’ll never make ’cause I don’t like to cook.

Sunday Lately

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #67

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Doing, Appreciating, Designing, Humming, Expecting.

Doing: Upping my sewing room organization plans to find a home for a big influx of fabric. I won an instagram giveaway from Art Gallery fabrics. I’m beside myself at the generosity of the prize and my desire to use it wisely.

Appreciating: My little guy will attend Vacation Bible School this summer. It will be the first time I’ve had a significant amount of time (more than 3 hours) to myself since before he was born.

Designing: I am not the decorating type in the least when it comes to my home, but I actually have a plan to hang up some decorative/utilitarian pieces in my sewing space this weekend.

Humming: “Something happens and I’m head over heels.” Tears for Fears. One of my all time favorite bands. They’re playing Iowa this summer, not too far from where my family live, but I won’t be able to make the show due to other travel plans.

Expecting:

Sunday Lately

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #66

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Planning, Loving, Reading, Wishing, Feeling.

Planning: Putting together an overly ambitious sewing plan for April. I have 17 items on my Back 2 Basics list. It would be great to get a lot of basics off my to do list and into my Core Wardrobe. We’ll see how much I actually get done.

Loving: Loving that spring in Colorado means 70s one day and blizzard the next. A little bit of everything for everyone.

Reading: Nothing new here.

Wishing: It seems I’m always wishing for a little extra time. How about you?

Feeling: Thankful that Behind The Seams is going to spotlight a couple of my tutorials this month, the Pieced Ornament and Twisted Tuck Wristlet.

Sunday Lately

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #64

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Updating, Remembering, Needing, Wearing, Being

Updating: I keep putting off stowing away the winter clothes and pulling out the spring items. We keep getting cold and snowy spells that make me bundle up again.

Remembering: How wonderful and surprising life can be. On our way outside to frolic in the 6in of snow we received this week, we found a fuzzy caterpillar sunning itself on our patio. You go little caterpillar!

Needing: Very little, thank you. Unless someone wants to cook for me, that’d be great.

Wearing: My newly made faux fur sweater to a friends ribbon cutting event. My luxury piece is exactly what I wanted, but I’ve been very apprehensive to wear it around my little guy who has no inhibitions about giving messy hugs and kisses. I’ll change when I get home to the family.

Being: Just trying to be present in these moments with my family.

 

Sunday Lately

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #62

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s sharing themes are: Doing, Appreciating, Designing, Humming, Expecting

Doing: Trying to teach the little guy the mechanics of pedaling his bicycle. He’s not getting it and gives up pretty fast.

Appreciating: I’m appreciating the support and community from my fellow sewists. I belong to a few sewing related facebook groups and always find help, encouragement, and truth when needed.

Designing: This week I’m working on a simple graphic to stencil onto some pajamas for the little guy.

Humming: “People are people, so why should it be, you and I should get along so awfully” -DM

Expecting: More like Hoping for some extra labor to bear fruit. (Yep, intentionally vague)

Sunday Lately

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #61

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s sharing themes are: Planning, Loving, Reading, Wishing, Feeling

Planning: I came across a new approach to planning a seasonal Core Wardrobe that I think will really work for me. It’s called style sudoku from freenotion.com. You use pics of items you already have, arrange them into outfits going across, down, and diagonal; then fill in the blanks to make a sewing plan. Once all the squares are filled in, I can keep a print out in my room as a reminder of all my outfit options.

Here’s an example from her blog: 

Loving:  Well, I wouldn’t call it Love, but I’m appreciating my new smart phone.

Reading: Consumer reviews for car booster seats.  I can’t believe my little 5lb baby is getting to big for his car seat.

Wishing: Wishing my father -in-law a Happy Birthday!

Feeling: A need to evaluate why I am choosing to spend my sewing time on certain items.  I have time to think about it before I make next seasons plans.

Sunday Lately

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #60

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week. This weeks sharing themes are: Completing, Visiting, Repeating, Writing, Scheduling

Completing: Finished up the VS. Pattern Showdown series on the blog this week. I’ve been sewing at a fast pace, for me. I have a couple projects to complete for a deadline, then a little slow down.

Visiting: The Denver Zoo on free day. Getting there early paid off in avoiding big crowds.

Zoo day temp

Repeating: Nope, not going to go there. This week I decided to clean out this sewing basket that hasn’t been touched in about 3 years. I found unfinished projects, misc junk, fabric scraps, and sewing supplies. It would be very easy to hold onto it all, saying to myself that I’ll finish it up or use it sometime, but I was brutal with it all. Most of it went into the trash, supplies were stowed away, and a few pieces went into the upcycling bag. I am not going to “repeat”  or whatever you want to call it, by trying to finish this old stuff. Moving on.

Sewing Basket collage

Writing: Lot’s of blog posts as well as content for a sew along. In March I’m leading a sew along in the Sew Alongs and Contests facebook group using the Marigold Dress. I’ve been doing a little work to get that ready. Won’t you join us?

Scheduling: on Jan 1st, I scheduled out my sewing plans through the end of March. I’m sticking to it for now to keep some goals, but thereafter I will be leaving room for spontaneity. Is scheduling spontaneity an oxymoron?

calendar temp

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #59

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week. This week’s sharing themes are: Updating, Remembering, Needing, Wearing, Being.

Updating: How I do, or better said, don’t do a couple things. Right now anything that needs to go into the filing cabinet gets thrown on a stack that only gets touched every once in a while. I don’t even want to know how old the stuff at the bottom of that stack is.

Remembering: The importance of being patient and self controlled with my little guy. There have been days this week that have been beyond trying and when my failures are written on my little guy’s face; it’s pretty awful.

Needing: A little more balance in how I use my time.

Wearing: Warm layers and thick socks.

Being: Being sick stinks, but so thankful for my husband’s generous sick leave.

Sunday Lately

Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup presented by the Blogger Tribe. You can find similar posts from other bloggers in this link up party.

This is the 59th Sunday Lately event, I’m joining in mid-stream.

Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #58

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week. This weeks sharing themes are: Creating, Finding, Switching, Forgetting, Craving.

Creating: I’m  creating blue and orange treats for a Super Bowl party (we live in Bronco Country). I have these chocolatey pretzel bites and pumpkin crispy treats on offer. I am not the decorating type, I have mostly blank walls, so this was above and beyond for me.

Treats

Finding: This week I took a trip across town to find the little guys favorite stuffed animal left behind at church. Balance has been restored.

Switching: Gears. It’s time for me to get a head start on spring sewing. It feels really weird to be thinking about sleeveless tops while wearing layer upon layer to stay warm.

Forgetting: Hmm… if I knew that it wouldn’t be forgetting. HA!

Craving: Cilantro and lime on everything. I may be trying this soon.

Sunday Lately

Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup presented by the Blogger Tribe. You can find similar posts from other bloggers in this link up party.

This is the 58th Sunday Lately event, I’m joining in mid-stream.

Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #57

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week. This weeks sharing themes are: Doing, Appreciating, Designing, Humming, Expecting

Doing: Hubby and I have been on an organizing tear, our version anyway. Boxes in the garage from our move 2 years ago are being emptied and I’ve been organizing my sewing space and purging “stuff”. Feels good.

Appreciating: An unexpected opportunity to meet fellow bloggers.

Designing: Nothing comes to mind.

Humming: “I am human and I need to be loved. Just like everybody else does” The Smiths

Expecting: nothing comes to mind.

Sunday Lately

Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup presented by the Blogger Tribe. You can find similar posts from other bloggers in this link up party.

This is the 57th Sunday Lately event, I’m joining in mid-stream.

Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #56

Sunday Lately Architectural

Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week. This weeks sharing themes are: Planning, Loving, Reading, Wishing, Feeling

Planning: We’re talking about vacations in warmer climes. For me this means planning to sew up a knit dress or two to take along and buying a new swimsuit (Yikes!)

Loving: This week I’m loving Ralph Pink Patterns. His Roxy Dress: yes yes yes.

Reading: Started using Read Scripture as a tool to read through the Bible in one year. Playing a little bit of catch up. I like how it gives overviews of the big picture.

Wishing: Wishing I could participate in an extended sewing day, weekend, or trip. I’m just not at a point where this desire out weighs my desire/guilt to be with my family.

Feeling: Instead of feelings, I’ll share whats been on my mind after conversations from last week’s Sunday Lately. Organization always seems to be a goal of mine, but I never quite get there. I’ve been thinking a lot on why I can’t get there, what it is I’m hoping to get out of being organized, and how I can get those results in another way.

Sunday Lately

Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup presented by the Blogger Tribe. You can find similar posts from other bloggers in this link up party.

This is the 56th Sunday Lately event, I’m joining in mid-stream.

Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns

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I’m joining Sunday Lately as a fun way to share a little more about myself. This weeks themes are: Completing, Visiting, Repeating, Writing, Scheduling

Completing: I’m wrapping up the last of the garments for a series I’m starting on the blog next week. On another front; as my little guy slowly takes steps towards finishing potty training, I’m happy to feel that the washing of diapers is completely behind us.

Completing 1.2016

Visiting: My pinterest pages a lot. I put all my pattern information and sewing inspiration there.

Repeating: I’ve been listening to my 80s Alternative channel on Pandora a lot! Wondering if I need to get with the times.

Pandora 80s Alternative

Writing:  Writing is not my creative gift and I’m totally fine with that. I hope what I put out here makes sense and doesn’t have horrid grammar.

Schedule: Looking at my calendar would suggest that I plan things out pretty thoroughly, but I have a toddler, so I keep an open mind about how the day goes.

Scheduling 1.2016

Sunday Lately

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