Ahhh, Spring! More than ever this year I am happy it's here. I am madly sewing, and some of it is for Easter. All of it should be, but I've been distracted (again) by playing around with this pattern. My Angel Sleeve Dress. Some tweaking. Multiple sizes. Variations just for fun. It is so quick and easy it seems I can crank one out and still have time for whatever is truly pressing. We'll see! Two more Easter dresses to go, and I've already spent (squandered?) one day reorganizing closets. I think it's a sign my energy is back. I'm so glad.
My sister called today and asked, "aren't you sewing some Easter dresses?" in a nice way of getting to the fact that she was a bit bored with my postings of late. I know. It's been a lot of crochet and it probably isn't for everyone. But it's been a good kind of posting for me. Very functional. A bit more left-brained. It was something I'd been intending to do for some time and the timing was just right even though it wasn't the most seasonal of topics. Required less energy. I have learned this year that there is a limit to my physical and emotional energy and I had to put the good stuff into the people who needed it. The more creative projects had to wait. Times and seasons. Patience. All those good lessons.
The crochet series will continue though not as solidly as it's been going. I've got lots of other stuff to share now that the sewing flurry has started. I don't have the pattern for this Angel Sleeve Dress ready yet but I'll have it a bit after Easter if you're interested. It's the simplest of dresses and there's a blouse version too. I added daisy appliques to the hem of this one. It's all daisies for us this Easter. Assuming I get to the other two that is. I've got a few more days!
This fabric is She Loves Me Not in Floral Yellow by A.E. Nathan. So sweet and vintage looking. Tess loves it even though she gave me much of her typical scowl while trying it on for me. It's just her way of acting more "two" than her true eighteen months.
I hope your Spring is off to a good start reorganizing closets, or sewing, or swinging outside. Regardless it's nice to have the fresh air and sunshine.