I took the day off today to get some things done around our place and to make good progress (finish?) my Lady Grey coat. Well, I got a few things done and got quite a bit done on the coat but did not complete it. When the husband got home he said, “That looks like a real coat.” That was his way of saying that he was impressed. (He recently said that I could sew something for him which he has been resisting.)
I was able to hem the sleeves, attach the lining and facing to the shell of the coat and topstitch the lapels and coat fronts. I am really happy with the fit. It is a little large but I haven’t tried it on with a sweater underneath as I will be wearing it most often. The wide lapels and large collar are wonderful. I am so excited to wear it but, though I’m in the home stretch, I still have quite a bit to do.
In other news, I am reading Marilu Henner’s book “Wear Your Life Well”. She is the reason that I haven’t eaten meat in 8 years. Her writing is great and the program makes so much sense. I have made a new commitment to my health and hope to bring all aspects of my life into better balance. This is primarily a sewing blog so I don’t share nearly everything that I do but my husband and I lead a very busy life, which we love, and things can get out of balance before you know it.
How do you balance work, hobbies and health? (A big question, I know!) Is health something you think about once in a while, weekly, daily? Do you think health plays into everything else that we do?
What I’m listening to: Get Down Moses by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros