My sewjo has been missing in action for far too long. The incident with the Linden in the nighttime really didn’t help it out much. Although your very kind words did me a power of good. Thank you one and all.
Some of my ennui has been health related, but I woke up this weekend and could breathe easily for the first time in about six weeks. It took me a while to work out why I was feeling so very different!
Some of it has been weather related.
Cold, dark, damp northern days do not inspire me to sit at the table and sew. I’d rather curl up with knitting and a movie, thank you very much. I have no idea how you guys in North America and Canada do it. I know…I’m a wuss!
Some of it is related to not having my sewing loft. Such a first world problem! So I raided Ikea for a Raskog trolley, shipped all the necessary into it and I now have a pretty fab sewing set up in the kitchen.
This morning I dropped the kids at school, came home and did the few household chores that demanded attention, and by 10am the day stretched ahead of me, free for sewing.
Honestly….I had absolutely no inclination whatsoever to pick up the fabric and put my foot to the pedal.
And then I remembered my podcast library. Which is overflowing because I only ever listen to podcasts whilst I’m sewing. And when I say “overflowing” I mean 27 episodes of The Archers and 46 of Desert Island Discs just for starters.
Which gave me a super idea. In the spirit of Kids Clothes Week, I’m going to aim to sew for 1 episode of The Archers every day this week. I’ll kill several birds with one stone.
- I’ll have the little Liberty Tana Lawn top sewn for Button.
- I’ll be able to finally write a long overdue book review for you (sorry Tuttle!).
- I’ll clear down some episodes of The Archers.
- I’ll stop feeling guilty about not having done items 1 and 2!
- I’ll be able to share a lovely giveaway with you.
- I’ll be free to sew something for me!
So…I tried it out today and made good progress.
Let’s see what we have by the end of the week.