I've had a few things on my mind and I wanted to share them...
- First and most importantly I am a sewing blogger...not a fashion sewing blogger....not a fashion blogger...just a sewing blogger. Honestly, I don't know if the sewing blogging community is moving in the direction of fashion sewing bloggers, but I'm not headed there. There won't be a lot of amazing backgrounds and me posed wearing my creations in front of waterfalls and lakes...nope not happening. I think that wall pictured above will work just fine during the winter months and the scenic walkway outside my front door will suffice the rest of the year. My passion IS sewing. I only model the clothing so that other sewists, especially plus size sewists, can see how things fit or that more styles are available to us than are featured in RTW or even the pattern catalogs. If I could figure out a way to photograph them on a dressform, I probably would...but it's just not the same as seeing a garment on a real body.
- I'm having some challenges with photography which I keep repeating over and over again because I honestly have NO desire to learn the intricacies of photography. There are two reasons for this ~ 1. I have a limited amount of free time because I work a very demanding job which recently became even more demanding with a new boss and more responsibilities. 2. I would much rather sew than do almost anything else during my 48 hours of free time each weekend. Why? Because sewing calms me. It smooths out the rough edges of my workweek and it allows my creative side to come to the forefront.
- Lately I've been feeling strangled. Tied up in knots so I've been unable to sew and blog. This has happened a few times before in my life - after the birth of each of my children, during my divorce, moves, etc. Personal times of trauma...there have been some of those types of events in the last few months that have affected my ability to sew. I believe that I've finally resolved those challenges and will now be able to sew with abandonment...and I don't know if this is good or bad for you as a reader, but if you're looking for new sewing posts...hopefully more will be coming after the holidays!
- Somewhere in the last couple of weeks, I passed the 1500 blog post mark. One I can't believe I've written that many posts! And two, I can't believe I've written that many posts...*LOL* However, I can assure you that as long as I can, I will continue to blog right here, in my spot in cyberspace, because like I said earlier, my passion is sewing and I want to continue to share my passion with all of you.
BTW, can I share my new blog crush with you...Melody authors the blog, "Sew Melodic." I'm in love with the garments she creates. Please surf on over and visit her. I'm sure you'll love them too!
...as always more later!