Monday, January 12, 2009

Here it goes...

I’ve been toying with the idea of keeping a blog about sewing for awhile now. When I mentioned this to my husband* he said “But, who would read it?” Thanks, dear. I let that deter me for a little while but then I decided that I didn’t really care if anyone read it. I would think of it as a sewing journal. You won’t find any sort of “hit counter” on my blog.

I’ve been sewing since I was about 8 years old. Over the years I think it has evolved from a hobby to a passion to an addiction. I have family members that sew, but don’t live near any of them right now. I don’t have any friends that share my passion so I often find that sewing is a lonely hobby. That has never discouraged me from pursuing it, but I have been really encouraged and inspired by the other sewing blogs and websites that I have found. So, perhaps someone will stumble across my entries and will be encouraged or inspired. Or perhaps they won’t. I think my journaling will help me be better at my craft.

A few months ago we moved from a two-bedroom apartment into a house. We are a family of five, so it was good to be able to “spread out” in so many ways. In my opinion, one of the nicest things about the move was that I now have my own sewing space. One of the bedrooms is a dedicated sewing room. I am amazed at how efficient I can be in this space! Very little sewing time is spent getting equipment and supplies out or putting it away. It’s great and I am very thankful for this space. I’ll think of this blog as an extension of that physical space.

*I’ve probably given you a bad impression of my husband. He really is a wonderful man and is very supportive of my addiction. He just doesn’t blog or read blogs so the idea was a little unusual to him.

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