There are few things I enjoy or look more forward to than receiving packages and letters in the mail. There's something about the anticipation and act of tearing open an envelop or parcel that really gets me giddy, even when I know what to expect inside.
Yesterday, I came home to a brown cardboard box with my name stamped on the front. The Christmas present I'd gotten myself on Cyber Monday had arrived! Before I could contemplate wrapping and sticking it under the tree, it was out of the box and assembled. Meet Midge. Isn't she swell? I just know we're going to have fun together!
I've been kicking around the idea of buying a dress form for a long time. There are a lot of wishy-washy reviews on all the makes/models I researched, so I was a bit skeptical when it came time to make a decision. No particular brand seemed to shine brightly above the others. I don't sew enough to reasonably consider investing in a professional grade form. Ultimately, I landed on the Singer G150, because I got a deal, free shipping and I preferred a gray form to a red/blue/pink one. It was a little bit tricky tracking down a small sized form for the same price as the alternate sizes (must be the most common size purchased), but Joann has them online. Do you have any experience with this or other adjustable forms? What are your thoughts?
So far, I haven't gotten farther than adjusting her to the right proportions (small on top, big on the bottom). But, I'll keep you posted on our working relationship as it develops.
As if it wasn't exciting enough to get Midge in the mail, I got a second special delivery yesterday afternoon. This package was of the digital variety, sent directly from Ms. Jane Richmond! Turns out, I was drawn as a winner for one of Steven's prizes! I am the lucky recipient of Jane's new e-book collection ISLAND and a $25 gift certificate to her pattern shop! Thank you Steven for hosting such a wonderful and generous fundraiser/giveaway, and thank you Jane for being so generous as to give away this incredible prize!
One final note before I go. If you're reading this post in a browser, you may have noticed some housekeeping and remodeling. As we creep towards the new year, I've spent a lot of time thinking about the direction I want to take this blog. Retrospectively, I feel "Will Knit for Food" too drastically limits the scope of things I want to continue posting here. So, I'm beginning to transition the site from its former domain (www.willknitforfood.com) to its new domain (www.tresbienensemble.com). I'm not entirely sure how smoothly this process is going to go, but I'm hoping the transfer of subscribers between domains is relatively seamless. I apologize in advance for any interruptions or glitches during the move. The new domain is live, so please feel free to update your RSS feed in order to side-step any discontinuity.
OK. I'm out! See you soon.