I confess, yesterday was my birthday. In celebration, I decided I would go ahead and place the Hot Patterns order I've been mulling over for months. On the list:
The Artful Dodger Purity Blouse, the Classix Noveau Trouser-Skirt and the Miss Moneypenny Pussycat Blouse.
I had a moment of indecision, when I read about the incredible fabric deals only a phone call away on Ann's Gorgeous Things blog, but I decided to stick to my original plan. The 'free shipping on three or more patterns' that Hot Patterns has offered since it began will go away at the end of the month...and the Pussycat Blouse and the Trouser-Skirt have both received high marks from reviewers at Pattern review. The Purity Blouse is similar to the Vogue blouse I used in the SWAP that had to have the sleeve-ectomy; I'm hoping to see how the sleeve/armsceye is in this...I've heard that the Hot Patterns tend to have very high armholes. So we'll see.
As far as other celebration...it was a very busy day yesterday and we didn't do much. But I did receive a certificate, signed by DH and the DKids, for '3 days of uniterrupted sewing: Cooking, Laundry, and Cleaning will be taken care of by your family'. Hm... I do have an idea for a kind of fun thing to do with an uninterrupted block like that; if it works out I'll let you know ;)