I think this is the longest I've ever gone without a blog post. There are a number of reasons for this.
1. While I have posts for my last five garments written, I have no pictures of the garments on me. Somewhere during the summer & fall, I just didn't feel like taking them. While I've thought several times about posting with the garments on my dress form, I just haven't gotten there.
2. I've been having real dental issues. Why does everything in our bodies have an expiration date on it? So I've been dealing with them and will continue to deal with them into 2023.
3. I've been having some physical challenges. From having to use a cane to walk long distances, to catching the crud, I just haven't felt like myself. In all honesty, I still don't.
4. Because of the above, I haven't sewn since the beginning of October, which is a lifetime in my world. However, I've had no desire to sew or acquire. That alone is a little frightening...me not buying anything. I totally skipped the Black Friday sales because I just don't feel like adding more to what I already own.
Speaking on that...
I've decided to downsize my fabric collection a bit. Realistically, I'm not going to sew ALL of the fabric beauties I own. Now when I say downsize I don't mean get rid of it all, I just mean sharing some of it with others. About 25% of it with others, meaning I will still own quite a bit.
When I was in my 40s and 50s, I always wondered why my older sewing friends, would start to share their fabric with others. I understand now. It's just preparing for the next stage of life and that's not a bad thing, it's just different...so I'm preparing.
The urge to sew is slowly coming back. I have two weeks off for Christmas. My last Janome project will be due and will need to be worked on. I also have a few things on my Sewing List that I'd like to make. Hopefully, I will sew. Hopefully, I will feel like taking a few photos. Hopefully I will share these and my previous posts here to the blog. I'm feeling hopeful! *smile*
I didn't want November to flash by without at least one post from me. So here we are at the end of the month with me hoping I have something to share with you in December. Thanks for hanging in and checking on me. I appreciate it.
...as always more later!