Jalie 3355 Girls Hoodie
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Bella has a new sweatshirt in heavy rotation, so I had to show you and tell you my news. This is Jalie 3355 in sweatshirt knit from Girl Charlee. I used studded leather trim around the kangaroo pouch.
I made 4 or 5 of these sweatshirts in December. I’m going to be moving away from the city and to a farm pretty soon, so I’m sewing every project like it might be my last.
Not my last project ever…but I’ll have to pack up the sewing machine at some point. Our house is sold and closes February 1st. We are setting up a closing date on the farm as we speak. I’m hoping for a matching closing date at both places. I’d sure love not having to live in a hotel. However, I’m prepared for any sacrifice we have to make for this blessing. I’ve never been so excited and scared!
I’m losing a bedroom and gaining a bathroom. I’m getting a huge living room (sunroom!) which will be nice because we have family and friends over a lot. Hubby says he will carve me out some sort of dedicated sewing space, somehow. I’ll run my construction business out of a nook in the dining room. We have to make it work without any renovations or additions, because we plan to build a new home out there within a couple years. It will be tough on Mr. Fix It because he loves projects. But I’m putting a strict zero budget on anything cosmetic.
I am vowing to be content no matter what, because the real thing we are gaining is not the house (or the dream house later). It’s 16 acres of freedom; where my daughter can play outside. No traffic or crime. And a good school.
All the paperwork, inspections, and miscellaneous stuff has kept me away from the internet. Tell me; do you have any big news or plans for the New Year? Or maybe a sewing resolution? I haven’t gotten to catch up with many of you this month and I’m dying to hear how everyone is doing;)
Jalie 3355 has been added to the Tween PDF Pattern MasterList!