I needed to refresh my mental screen but it turns out that there isn't really as much on the screen as I thought, so I am back, with a few new things to say.
First of all I missed you.
I have lots of opinions and profound observations circulating around in my head and to tell you the truth the local audience is not as interested in some topics as they could be.
Things like what a stupendous new TNT dress pattern means to me for example. (More on that later I am working on version three).
You know those thoughts you have by yourself and you think, gee I should tell someone about this.
Well you are the folks I tell.
I also had to figure out what I was actually doing with this blog and I decided that the time has come for me to branch out of strictly sewing stuff to include other random activities.
Like anyone who writes a sewing blog there are definite moments when you think, "I should be blogging but I haven't made anything decent this week", and then you think "well I am falling behind in blog sewing production, way behind everyone else so I had better make something this weekend so I can have something to write about."
I mean how stupid is that as a reason to sew, and certainly not what you want me to be doing either.
There are tons more organized, creative and productive sewing bloggers out there, making amazing things continually, but I have to tell you I realize that I have just one body and it goes to the same places- home, my daughter's to babysit, the store for groceries, work, sewing guild meetings and other social activities, and a few times a year to NYC to see my son and once a year down here in Florida.
I can rotate my current wardrobe pretty effectively through this cycle and only need so much.
In fact what I really need is to sew things that are interesting to me or catch my eye and that's it.
I sew without a plan, sometimes like a crazy person and some times not.
That's it and it doesn't always produce a wowser to blog about every weekend.
I also do other stuff and would like to blog more regularly about all of that without thinking my sewing readers are bored.
So I figure if I announce what this blog is going to be about, going forward as they say at work, it would be this:
- Sewing. Obviously, that's core business and the title of this blog.
- Cooking. I am a quick and easy aficionado, and any time I find a short cut way to get something on a plate I want to share that.
- Family. Look this is the centre of my life and I think a lot about relationships in families and how they change. If it isn't diplomatic to tell them, well I will tell you. Deal?
- Babies. We have two more due around Christmas and I am all involved in that.
- Women. The lives of women, I find that pretty fascinating.
- Random additional opinions, probably uncensored.
So that's where things stand right now.
I hope, if you are a sewing reading only blogger this is not a disappointment to hear I am adding some branches here. And I hope too that none of you have your hopes up too high.
This blog will continue to provide the same poor level of design and production with the same level of amateur photography (although we are working on that getting the whole head in the shot part) you have come to expect.
It appears we are back in business.