Januarys are usually a good month for me because I normally have time off during the holiday to sew. Of course that sewing gets featured in January. Though in 2021 my sewing output was drastically reduced because I was still recovering from surgery. Actually it seems like most of 2021 my sewing was reduced but the pandemic affected so many of us in so many different ways...
A few things ~
- I did have 10 amazing days to create at the end of December which was lovely.
- I've been living in my apartment for almost 18 months and have my creative space working well for me now.
- I spent weekends pre-cutting so all I would need to do is sew during my holiday break. A game changer that made me feel so productive.
- I finally feel like blogging again which is great since I've become unenamoured with Instagram!
- Most importantly I've set up my photography lamps in the Resource Room (though I've yet to use them) and figured out the spot I like to take photos in my home besides the Resource Room.
So what did I share this month ~
Share because some of these things were started or completed in December 2021 and some completed and finished in 2022.
1. The Floral Borderprint Simplicity 8658
2. The Housedress Chic Collection - (so named by my friend Wanett)
3. Vogue 9299 in stripes
Six garments in one month is MAJOR for me these days! Next month will kick off the Borderprint Shirt Collection. I'm also taking a few days off around President's Day and will be sewing for my sanity. So more garments to come because I'm revamping my closet this year to reflect who I am now.
Going Forward in 2022 ~
There were also two great conversational posts this month.
This comment by Towanda from "Sewing to Save Money" really touched me and several other sewists.
"Most of the benefits of sewing can't be measured in terms of cost. Sewing allows me to use my problem-solving skills and keeps my brain busy. It is relaxing and serves as a therapy session. It soothes my soul during stressful times. Some people are alive and uninjured because I can retreat to my sewing room. There is a sense of satisfaction when an outfit that turns out how you envisioned it. I can't imagine not sewing."
I want to thank everyone who participated in the discussions on this and the other post. I love these conversations and hope to foster more of them in 2022.
Finally I want to thank everyone who has hung in with me the last two years when posts were slower to post and share. I so appreciate your continual participation. My hope is to blog and sew more in 2022 especially since "Pandemic Times" has become our new normal.
...as always more later!