So vacation is over. But it’s okay because I love my job! I love designing, sewing, writing and teaching and I’ve actually missed it a lot!
I’m still jetlagged (I’m so sensitive to time change – it usually takes me a week to recover from daylight-saving-time change.) I hope to adjust soon to the 6 hour time difference, though, especially since I have a really long day tomorrow and I hope to be able to sleep longer than to 4 am!
I haven’t been sewing much for the last couple of weeks (I have actually sewn in some buttons during the stay so I can’t say I haven’t sewn at all) – but I did go fabric shopping!
I went to Alta Moda Textiles in Kuta with my Mother in law and her best friend and I shopped. It’s an experience to go there. So many employees – you always have a couple right behind you – and so much fabric. Some very pretty – some not so much. My purchases fall in 3 categories:
- Silk: I got silk organza, raw silk and washed silk.
- Too weird to leave alone: I got some animal print, you guys, and it had flowers on it as well. Also some ombre print.
- Bathing Suit Fabric: I think I have mentioned how hard it is to get bathing suit fabric here that’s not black? It is. we do have some dancing gear fabric in other colurs, but never anything with a print. Here they had shelf after shelf of printed baathing suit fabric. And nothing in plain. So I got some dots and some zebra. Because I could.
We were sad to leave Bali – the warmth and sun was lovely once we got over the first days of heat chock – the trip home took 27 hours – but included a 7 hour layover in the best airport in the world (Changi Singapore). We enjoyed relaxing in the pool and getting the very last bit of summer and swimming before boarding.
And then we landed in Finland to grey and brown and fog and winter. A few hours later we were in Denmark where the spring is further along. But there is a long way to 32 degrees. I’ll just have to comfort myself with fabric:
Oh, I almost forgot:
I am of course going to participate in Me Made May 2013 – and hopefully do better than last year.-)
I, Maria of MariaDenmark: Wool and Weeds , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear at least 1 item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2013 and document it on Twitter (I’m MariaDenmark) and on my blog.
So I’ll have to write more tomorrow.-)