Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday ditherings

Ever since I signed up for "The Challenge", I have been suffering from decision paralysis. I can't seem to make up my mind what to sew next. It is so bad that I am procrastinating and actually ironed all my husbands shirts today. Around twenty-five of them. This is serious, no?

 I really want to make the Minoru Jacket and have forever, I even have a Pinterest board of Minorus. As I am in the midst of a weight loss struggle and the Minoru is complicated it just doesn't make sense to sew it right now. Then there is Butterick 5504, a Connie Crawford pattern for shorts, perfect for summer. Vogue 8810, a dress which I am also considering. The list goes on and on. What to do, what to do? I know myself better than to force myself to sew when I don't have the spark, whenever I have done that it has been a major fail, so I am looking through my patterns and fondling my fabrics. Inspiration will wander in eventually.

I have discovered a new, not so secret passion. It is Top Gear, the British car show. I am obsessed with it. It is a great show to watch while ironing (see first paragraph). Fortunately there are 17 seasons on NetFlix. If you want to have a good laugh, watch Season 10, episode 6 and 7. I have seen each of those episodes three times and my abdomen hurts from laughing. British humour at it's best.

If you want to feel hopelessly inadequate and uncoordinated, go to Walmart and buy a hula hoop.  I did. When I was a child I could do it forever, on Wii, I am not great but I can keep the hoop moving. In real life, not so much. After trying for 20 minutes I can get the hoop to rotate around my waist for oh, maybe three times. After I get bored of that, I terrorize the dogs with it. All good fun.

On a serious note, I have a request of all of you. I have a young friend that is having a very difficult time right now, and I am worried sick about her. I can't be specific without breaking her confidence. Could you please add Rosa to your prayers, she really needs some help right now. Thank you, I appreciate it more than you can imagine.


  1. Will pray for Rosa. and on Top Gear, my husband is obsessed with it.

  2. Thank you, much appreciated.

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    1. Sending good thoughts for Rosa. And I love Top Gear!

  4. I am thinking of you and praying for your friend Rosa... take care (virtual hug)

  5. I do hope your friend is ok - she'll be in my prayers.
    Top gear is hilarious :) British humour never fails to make me giggle. 25 shirts? in a ROW? wow, Elle. that's intense.

  6. I love Top Gear. I could watch the trip to Vietnam over and over and over. It's funny every time. Oh and the amphibious cars. And as a HUGE Jamiroquai fan I get giggly every time they have Jay Kay on. It's often dinner time television for us.

    I'll be thinking of Rose too. I hope good things come her way.

  7. I will add Rosa to my prayers, as I also pray for Jeremy.

  8. A little late to the event, but I'm adding Rosa to my compassionate heart clearings...............and giving you a teensy tiny smack upside the head to knock some of that indecision to the curb. ;-)