Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Odd and ends

Haven't done a post in bullets in some time. So, here we go:

* Last week, Jim was called by a partner at his firm and told that he had a proposition for him. Long story short, he is one of two summer coordinators for the Summer Associate program at his firm. They are pulled off all cases for 4 months to prep and plan and basically serve as social coordinators/den mothers (fathers?) for the newbies that are starting in a few short months. He is excited, to say the least, especially after finding out that it's a huge honor to be chosen and that the vetting process is intense. It also explained why all of the partners seemed to know his name at the firm dinner they had just before he was asked to take on this position.
What does this mean for me? A lot of events and dinners and other such social activities. To say we'll be busy is an understatement. Which means that I'm now scouring my pattern drawer and coming up with what I'm affectionately referring to as my "Wife of the Summer Coordinator" wardrobe. ;) Like I really needed an excuse to sew more. Ha! I'm seeing lots of pencil skirts and dresses in my future, but since I'm still so slow at completing, I need to start like yesterday. Eeek!

* I don't have too many details right now, but Monday night I was asked to participate in something that is potentially so exciting that I couldn't stop squealing during dinner. I'm trying not to jinx it, but any good thoughts you have would be appreciated. If this all comes to pass, it will make for one heck of an interesting blog post (or 2). And part of the backstory to it makes it even more hiliarious.

* I'm finally finishing up a black high-waisted pencil skirt that I started over the weekend after getting back from my trip up to see my mom. I used McCalls 5590, which is a fairly straight forward pattern. However, a high-waisted, fitted skirt may not be the best choice of projects for someone who is actively trying to lose weight. The upside is the stuff that I have to pair with it makes for one heck of a cute outfit. Pictures next week.

* This weekend should be fun! My brother is coming out to take a weight-lifting class with me Saturday morning and then we're going out to lunch for his birthday. I start a new sewing class Sunday, am planning to make a V-day meal at home and then I'm hoping that Monday turns into a full day of tucking in to the pink palace and sewing my little heart out. I started cutting out the Hot Patterns Uptown-Downtown dress last night and am hoping to get it finished up and start another wool jersey dress that will be my first attempt at a franken-pattern (thanks to The Slapdash Sewist for introducing me to such a fun term!) Fingers crossed for speedy sewing with no mess ups. :)

15 comments:

tam pham said...

sounds like you have tons of exciting things coming up! can't wait to to read all about it! so excited for you!

Leslie said...

Lots of good vibes coming your way! Can't wait to hear about it. :)

Lindsay T said...

Me too, thinking good thoughts for you!

Insomniac said...

I think you're so awesome. lol

Kristine said...

Wow. Busy girl! Fingers crossed for you, sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Winnie said...

Sending you lots of good vibes! Congrats to Jim!

wan said...

yay for jim! and a big squeal for you, too - whatever it is :)

i love your sewing posts, because i find all sorts of good stuff by following this link and that link.

Jen said...

Yay for Jim!

So curious about bullet point #2!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I bet hubby is excited that he doesn't have to bill for a few months!

Keep us posted on #2!

I'm looking forward to how M5590 turns out for you. I made it in the fall, and it didn't fit all that well. I made my usual size, too. Interested to hear your thoughts on the pattern.

Violet said...

Yay for Jim!!! So happy for him!!

Sending you lots of good vibes for your super secret new potentially awesome thing :)

feminist gold digger said...

I am somtimes envious of the summer associate outings that are on the cooler end of the spectrum, so now I can live vicariously through your pencil skirts. Yippee!

alyssa said...

Congrats to Jim and your summer outfit sewing projects :) Any word on bullet #2?

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California Girl said...

Exciting stuff on your plate! So much fun. Can't wait to hopefully hear about #2!

dapotato said...

love hearing the busy happy. :)