Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Newest sewing project

I have taken a unplanned hiatus from sewing. Mostly because of other things getting in the way. I have had many home improvement projects going on which took most of my time and effort. Plus an little "I'm 30 and want to feel young again" project.

This is my newest sewing project which is really just a small project that folds into the "I'm 30 and want to feel young again". Actually, it's the biggest reason I'm not sewing.

I'm not sewing much because I'm dancing. In the Nutcracker, for the zillionth time. I took a long Hiatus from performing on pointe, seven years. There were always dance classes, but I stayed off pointe. There was too much pain in my achilles tendons. But this summer when I started going back to class something happened. Well, the director asked if I could dance in their Nutcracker. I'm fifteen years older and about 40 pounds heavier than the other dancers, but I wanted to get in shape and dancing all the time is a good way to do it.

So, onto more pointe shoes. I must sew the ribbons and elastics on these shoes. And then break them in, perhaps pour some glue and wax to harden the boxes in my special spots. I've got a bruised toenail and a lot of sweaty leotards. 

I'm dancing with Ballet New Braunfels, in of course, New Braunfels, Texas. Dates are December 16th at 7pm and Dec 18 at 1:30 and 7pm.

It's at the Brauntex. I'll be the old fat dancer in snow and waltz of the flowers.

Hope to see you there.


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