I just don't have spare time for sewing lately.
A while after I gave up (for a while) of my first blouse I began to make what I'm calling dress 1 (this dress). So far I only have the upper part of the dress made from fabric scraps. I wanted to try a muslin first and I guess it was a wise decision.
I hope to get more free time and energy to come back to my sewing machine. My books haven't arrived yet - a complain at Amazon.com ended in a shipping refund, but no sign of the books yet.