Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Questions of the Day

At the beginning of this year I decided to write at least one "Question of the Day" post every month.  The point of these posts was to start a conversation amongst my fellow sewists.  Some of the posts generated quite a few comments and conversation, some were a little controversial - even though that wasn't my intent, and some were just fun!

So for the end of year, I thought I would do a recap of the Question of the Day posts.  These are the conversations that were shared this year:

January ~ "Are you a sewing technician or a creative fiber artist?"

February ~ "Are you the sewist you want to be?"

March ~ "Are you a thread changer?"

April ~ "Sewing Machine Maintenance - Do you or don't you?"

May ~ "Is your garment free?"

June ~ "An Inside Shot?"

July ~ "Do you Google?"

August ~ "Linings"

September ~ "Tell me about your tools?"

October ~ "Can we talk about our pattern collections?"

November ~ "Can we talk about sewing for our lifestyles?"

I really enjoyed these posts and hope that you did too.  The conversations were interesting and I learned quite a few things. I haven't posted a question for December and I'm not sure that when I return to blogging that I will feature this again.

In the meantime, I will be in the sewing cave, spending quality time with my fabric and sewing machines, sewing for my pleasure...hopefully we'll share sewing stories again soon.




51 comments:

  1. I want to thank you for your generous spirit, your willingness to fail or succeed in front of us, and that nagging question about changing the thread to match on the serger. It taunts me, it does, and for the better.

    All the best to you and your family in the new year. It's an honor.

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  2. Wishing you a wonderful New Year full of happy sewing!

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  3. Have a wonderful new year, Carolyn. K

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  4. I have enjoyed following your blog all year and look forward to seeing future garments. Enjoy the sewing cave time!!!

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  5. Thanks for all your posts in 2014 as they are informative, inspiring and thought- provoking. Aren't we lucky to be sewists?

    Karen


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  6. Happy New Year. Enjoy your sewing time.

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  7. I have been lurking on your blog since I started sewing clothing this past year. You're one of my fav's Carolyn. Wish you lived down the block...

    Happy Happy New Year!!

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  8. I wish you the best as you take this time for yourself and your sewing cave. Hope the new year brings you joy in your sewn projects, and a renewed happiness in every aspect of your life! Thanks for all the camaraderie and love of sewing you've shared through your blog - I truly have enjoyed it.

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  9. I am amazed at how much you've fit into your sewing cave and how functional it is. Happy New Year and here's to a productive sojourn in the cave.

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  10. I enjoyed the question of the day posts, hope to see them again in the future. Have a wonderful New Years and enjoy your cave time!

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  11. Happy New Year - look forward to seeing the results from the sewing cave soiree.

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  12. I enjoyed the question posts - some were very thought provoking. Nice view of the cave - I can just see you sitting in there today.

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  13. Enjoy your quality sewing time. A Happy and Blessed New Year's to you and your family. P.S. I may have mentioned you on my blog today, and stolen a picture...because I couldn't figure out how to contact you!

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  14. Wishing you a happy 2015. Thank you for sharing your talent, your sewing and blog have been inspirational. All the best in 2015

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  15. Happy New Year! Can't wait to see what you emerge with! :)

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  16. Happy New Year Carolyn! Hope you are snuggled down in your sewing cave having fun :)

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  17. HAPPY NEW YEAR Caroline! I would love to join you in that wonderful looking sewing cave! Your fabric stash is to die for! Good Luck sewing in 2015!

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  18. Happy New Year! Have a fun weekend in the cave! Here's to a fun 2015!

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  19. Happy New Year Carolyn, enjoy being in your sewing cave and I look forward to seeing your inspiring creations in 2015.

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  20. I just spotted the black ponte pants and grey vest you posted on Pinterest. Fabulous!!! Are there any more pictures?

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  21. Happy New year. Your sewing cave is cool.

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  22. How did I miss this??

    I hope that this will continue into 2015! I love it!!

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  23. Loving the organization of your sewing cave!

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  24. Love to see everything color co-ordinated,,,makes selecting so much easier. Love your blog and feel so inspired every time to whip up a new garment! Best wishes for a wadder-free new year!

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  25. I hope you are ok. I don't remember you ever being missing from my blog roll this long before. Know that you are missed.

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  26. Where are you? I'm dying to know what you have been up to in the sewing cave!

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  27. Hello, Carolyn! Happy new year! I"m brasilian woman, sew brasilian woman! I don't speak english, but I write for you, because I'm concerned with the lack publications. I'll the mensage in portuguese, escuse-me!! Sigo seu blog, nunca havia escrito nada, mas sigo suas publicações, como você está em silêncio desde 31 de dezembro e como publica com certa regularidade, tomei coragem e decidi escrever! Espero que você e sua família estejam bem, com saúde e paz! Espero também que você continue publicando suas costuras, porque são um incentivo para pessoas como eu, que costuro, mas não fiz curso e corajosamente uso minhas criações feliz da vida! Um abraço e Feliz Ano Novo, dessa costureira brasileira que tem admiração por você!

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    1. Luiza's message in English:
      "I'll the message! In Portuguese, escuse me !! I follow your blog , had never written anything but follow their publications , as you are silent since 31 December and as publishes on a regular basis , I took courage and decided to write ! I hope you and your family are well, with health and peace ! I also hope that you continue to publish its seams , because they are an incentive for people like me who sew , but I did travel and boldly use my creations happy life ! Best wishes and Happy New Year, this brazilian seamstress who has admiration for you!""

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    2. Everyone I'm just taking a blogging break. I will return.

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  28. Enjoy your break! You're one of the most prolific bloggers I read. I would hate for you to burn out. Hope to seeyou soon!

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  29. I just wanted to say how much I miss your posts! I'm glad to hear you're just taking a blogging break. I don't know what I'd do without "Diary of a Sewing Fanatic"!

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  30. I hope that you enjoy your time away. You have been such an inspiration to me as I sew at a much lower level. You give me courage!

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  31. You have been missed and so glad to see you are having a blogging break. Hope you are having some wonderful time in the sewing cave.

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  32. Hi Carolyn,
    I hope you're enjoying your blog vacation and getting lots of sewing done. I just wanted to let you know that I (and I'm sure all of the other sewists who enjoy "Diary") miss you and am so looking forward to more posts. Until then....
    Fondly, Kathy. (Not a blogger, just a blog devotee')

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  33. Carolyn,
    Please know that you are missed! We all hope to hear from you soon!

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  34. Miss you! Here's hoping you are churning out beautiful garments in your sewing cave. Looking forward to photos soon/!

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  35. You are missed, Caroline, and I am looking forward to your return. Hope all is well and healthy.

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  36. Carolyn,

    I'm a faithful reader of your blog, and sure do miss you!! I hope you and your family are well, and you are enjoying the "quiet" from blogging!! Hope to see your many outfits for 2015!!

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  37. Dear Carolyn,
    Another faithful reader missing you and hoping all is well.

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  38. Just checked in to make sure you are ok. You have friends and admirers and inspirees all over the world. I hope you are enjoying your break. If life is in a challenging place, we are all thinking of you. Lyndle

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  39. Hi Carolyn. I just wanted to say you are deeply missed. Hope every is fine for you!

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  40. Ok, I finally scrolled up, whew, I don't use foul language, but the world is going on. Enjoy the break. Miss you.

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  41. Sending best wishes and warm thoughts your way. As so many others have said..."You are missed!" Cannot wait to see your next beautiful creation :)

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  42. I finally re-stocked my feedly page and when I do get the chance to read I kept thinking, "Where's Carolyn? Did I forget to add her page? Did I miss something?" So, (suppose I should have posted this on the most recent page) I'm definitely glad to see you're back mentally and physically!

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