Look up. It can't be all that bad can it?
Hitting the low hard the last few days, feeling burnt out trying to distract myself and keep busy. My inner critic is biting back and shouting louder than it has for a while. I'm not sure how hard I can fight against it.
But you know what? That's OK. We dont always have the strength to do so, so I am being kinder to myself, blocking out the toxic things and people from my life to give me a slight break, focusing on the things that give me a slight boost.
I need more room in my #fabric drawer, so I pulled out the biggest offender to sew next - a whopping six yards of this stretch crepe jersey made of 75% rayon and 25% nylon. It cost me $6. That’s the problem with shopping at #fidm , it’s unbelievably cheap and good quality since a lot of is donated from designers, so I always buy large quantities when I shop there.
Anyway! Should I make #mccalls7433 or #simplicity8249 or #simplicity1587 ? To be honest I can probably make 2 of the 3 dresses with this fabric since I have so many yards of it. #sewing#simplicity#mccalls#m7433#s8249#s1587
“Be loyal to the
Royal within you.”
Elaine S. Dalton
It's the third tuesday in September. An official day in the Netherlands. "Prinsjesdag" Opening of the dutch Parliament in the Hague. It translates "little prince day". We have two official days for the Monarchy in Holland, "Kingsday" (the kings birthday) and "Prinsjesdag". Our King reads a speech (mostly written by the prime-minister) seated on his throne next to his wife Queen Maxima in a joint session of the dutch senate and house of representitives. Broadcasted on tv. Everyone always anxious to see Queen Máxima’s dress. It always quite a spectacle of ceremonies and traditions. Just like every year there were no incidents today. I will never forget though a special incident in 2001. It was the week after 9-11. Normally the orchestra playing but this time music was not to be played during the Royal Tour. When passing the American Embassy The Golden Carriage drawn by horses and servants in uniform with our then Queen Beatrix stood still for a few moments to pay respect in front of the American Embassy. This was highly unusual because protocol states that a monarch should never have to wait.
Hope your week had a good start. Sending you love and tulips from Amsterdam. #tuliptuesday#houseoforange#prinsjesdag#goudenkoets#glazenkoets#dutch#tbt#currentmood