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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Personal Coloring
« Last post by LyndaC on Today at 02:04:07 AM »
There are a LOT of people who tell you they can do your colors.  You are proof that they are wrong.

Look inside your wrist to see if your coloring is yellow based (spring and fall) or blue based (winter and spring.)  Yes, I know it is difficult to tell.  Try putting your arm next to blue based colors and yellow based colors.  That should help.

No one will be both.
Chatter / Re: The Summer Porch (S. Hemis: The Winter Fireside)
« Last post by LyndaC on Today at 02:00:12 AM »
Jan, may I ask where you are with temps in the 80's? 

I plan my day to do outside stuff (watering plants, washing car, errands) early in the morning.  Few people are out and about that do not have to be from about 11 AM until 3 PM.
Betsy, amazing jacket, love all the details a very classy outfit.
Sewing Environment / Re: September Challenge - Sewing Room Luxury!
« Last post by warpjr1965 on Today at 01:53:10 AM »
No big news here, slowly plowing through the random junk on the floor of my room.

Rene and Ann, I do hope you are still around, and are able to return to being more active on the board.  I am learning little bits from all of you.

I do love seeing others' pictures too, as it is fun to watch the changes happen.  Ann, I have a feeling you are a fairly tidy person to start with, unlike Me ;)

At this rate I'll be doing well if I can get the room painted by the end of the month.
Sewing Environment / Re: September Challenge - Sewing Room Luxury!
« Last post by Towanda on Today at 01:46:09 AM »
I liked Ann's post because it helped to confirm what I need to change in my room. Looking at her pictures confirmed my opinion that I have too much visual clutter. I'm tired of my current shoe boxes and storage containers. I want something new that feels calmer and cleaner.

094 by Life is sew sew good, on Flickr
093 by Life is sew sew good, on Flickr
092 by Life is sew sew good, on Flickr

I have started making some changes. My stack of garments waiting to be finished is down to 2. I kept the Burda patterns but got rid of the rest of the magazines. Cleaned up and re-organized VHS & DVD collection. Sorted out pattern collection. 1 bag of patterns are going to a new sewist and another box going to the ASG stash sale.

Things to do:
1. Make a new cover for my ironing table and matching covers for my machines. My last covers were basically pillowcases style.
2. Open each shoebox to see what I should keep. I'll take the extras to my NG group. Re-organize my storage areas. I have a 18 drawer cabinet that could be better used. Replace the current storage containers with something that feels lighter and cleaner.
3. Update my inspiration boards or replace them with pegboard. I'm undecided if this would add to the visual clutter.
4. Move my coffee making supplies to the shelf closer to the door.
5. Give or throw stuff away.
6. In a couple of months, I'll straight out the stash where one of the shelving units is leaning sideways.
Chatter / Re: The Summer Porch (S. Hemis: The Winter Fireside)
« Last post by janquiltz on Today at 01:40:28 AM »
OK maybe I'm being a sissy,  but it was just over 90 degrees here today, but with very high humidity.    Just too much for me, especially after such a mild summer...I think we all thought the worst was over!

In the 80's the next several days, but if the Weather Channel is to be believed the humidity will be very low by tomorrow evening.  I sure do hope they are right!

Today after running some errands this morning I have been holed up in the a/c in the living room.   Had intentions of getting some fabrics ready to sew, but seems like things conspired against me.    It was a very busy phone day...talked to DS and to DD2, then to a couple of friends...everyone wanted to catch up today!    At this hour I guess I won't be doing much sewing-wise, and tomorrow is Grandma Adventure Day, so except for Ry's nap time, that's that.

Ah well, can't have everything!

Suzi, those 'this and that' projects are the hardest for me, so if you are getting some of them done, that's great!   

Linda, three cheers for progress!   Enjoy that virtuous feeling!!
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Personal Coloring
« Last post by boppingbeth on Today at 01:35:22 AM »
Bwahaha;  I have had my colours done three times, and every time I've come out different.  Once I was an Autumn (I wear all the deep clear colours from this palette well), once a Summer (yeah, no, with the exception of maybe two clear cool colours) and once a Winter.  I'm a cross between Winter and Fall.  Think deep jewel tone, deep clear colours, and you get it.  I look great in both Tomato red and Cherry Red.  I look great in Neon Orange (yes, safety orange is my colour lol) but I look like I died in any muted colour--olive green, grey green, tan, sand...anything that is muted in any way.  The best I can think of this is that I wear deep and clear colours well.   

There are two colours that I do not wear unless I am aiming for shock value--a certain rosy pink, and a certain taupe.  Both of these they make me look like I am not wearing anything at all.
You have enough clothing when you can get dressed for your day (and all the different activities in your day) and do not go 'Oh if only I had a ... life would be good'.  How many of what piece of clothing and all the other details seem to vary by person. 

I am comfortable with about 80 pieces of clothing, but every one varies in their level of 'minimalism'.  For me, that works out to two to three weeks of total changes of clothing, no laundry.  This is at least 8 pairs of pants, and doubled the number of shirts/sweaters, since I dress in dark bottoms, bright or interesting tops, and an outer layer nearly year round. 

I am just now getting to where I have enough of the right kind of clothing that I can look at the closet and feel comfortable getting dressed just pulling things out.  I have done lots of thinning of clothing (lots of 'what was I thinking getting a top in this colour that makes me look dead' lol) and a lot of plotting as I sew and purchase so that I get all the bases covered.  But, essentially, my personal goal is roughly doubled the starting from scratch number of clothing items. 

Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Personal Coloring
« Last post by Towanda on Today at 01:13:01 AM »
Interesting ideas for wearing unflattering colors  What do you think?
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Wardrobe: what is enough? what is too much?
« Last post by ejvc on Today at 01:01:36 AM »
I've heard that called "closet art"...
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