I've spent some quality time in my sewing cave over the last few weeks. We are coming off the holiday season which meant that I've had a few vacation days and a snow day too. I normally spend quality time in my sewing cave but even more so this year due to the inclement weather we've been having.
When I'm in the cave engrossed in a project my mind goes to all things sewing. I think about garments I want to make. I work out construction sequences...and I go over things I've read in blogland...especially after reading this post by Beth (SunnyGal Studio Sewing), where I always learn something new.
What I learned from that post, caused me to ponder on this fact..."Am I the Sewist I Want to Be?" I believe that I sew well. I'm not a tailoring expert and in no way do I believe that I'm an advanced sewist. I know quite a few sewing techniques and am proficient in a few. But am I where I want to be? Have I taken my sewing to the next level or am I content to sew where I am? Finally, do I desire to learn more?
I mean for the basic sewing that I've done for the last couple of weeks, I haven't needed any wonderful new techniques. I've used fabric that I like to use and sewn a bunch of garments based upon my experience and preference. I've satisfied the need to create and be creative but have I stretched myself?
It got me to thinking...what kind of sewist am I? Am I truly the sewist I want to be? If not, how can I get there? Am I willing to do what it takes to get to the next level?
So I'm posing these questions to you as the Question of the Day. I've made my determinations and will share them with you here as I work them out. But I was wondering if other sewists think about these things?
Are you the sewist that you want to be? Talk back to me...
...as always more later!