However, I wanted to add a few other thoughts. Honestly, I do not think of myself as an Influencer. Which someone pointed out to me was wrong because I'm a Janome Ambassador and it gave me pause. A few of you called me different names in the comments ~ Influential, Mentor, Inspirational. I like those titles so much better. They more accurately reflect how I see myself.
I want to inspire each one of us, myself included, to learn our craft, sew better and to enjoy the process. I want to inspire you to seek out the thing in you that makes you want to create and explore that - taking it wherever it leads you - but hopefully on many creative journeys.
Inspiring you to try new techniques, new fabrics, new notions ~ things that will bring depth and joy to our craft. I want to inspire you to think of yourself as an artisan or a craftsperson...not just someone who sews. Because we're all talented with special gifts that we're using every day.
I want to share my fabric, notions, stores, etc. with you without you and myself feeling like I'm "selling" to you. This last year has taught me I'm NOT that woman. I'm not saying that others who are stepping into those roles should not be doing so because each sewist has the right to choose their own path. It's just not mine.
My path is to share my sewing journey with you. Especially now that my health issues have been resolved and it seems as if life is moving on. I refuse to say returning to normal because the pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways and we will never return to pre-pandemic life. At least to me... So I've made a few decisions about how I'm moving forward.
I will be blogging more. Words are my comfort zone. More so than images, moving or static. I will be posting to Instagram but more like I did prior to reels, IGTV, etc. I will continue to add process, alterations and construction tips to blog posts here. I know this sounds like I'm standing still and not changing with the times and maybe that's true. I just need to be true to me and share in the manner that works for me. For me authenticity means a lot.
Thank you all so much who've hung in here with me. Found me and followed me on Instagram. Continue to comment and hold discussions...it's one of the things I really like about blogging...hearing your thoughts, suggestions and comments. It may be old fashioned, out of step but sometimes the old things work! *LOL*
...as always more later!