Hello. It’s been a while…
There, in the background of the photo, is my sewing machine under its plastic cover. I do still use it; however, truthfully, I have been sewing only sporadically in the past months.
One serious reason: I took stock of my wardrobe and discovered that I was pretty satisfied with the state of things. There still are gaps, and I will still be thinking about meaningful additions (handmade or RTW), but overall I’m really happy with what I have. Especially with the things I’ve made for myself.
The period of furious making has really paid off.
I went through a similar experience with knitting before I learned to sew. I made lots and lots of things for myself and others. (Unfortunately, in the process, I also gave myself a repetitive-stress injury that became a serious reason why I needed to slow down.)
In this cold spell we’re having, I am thoroughly enjoying my handknits. I’ve also repaired several of them already. And they continue.
I’m in a similar place with sewing, I recognize. I see that in a significant way I have enough.
Enough doesn’t mean perfection. Enough just means a state of contentment that, if you don’t watch for it, might slip your notice.
So this is not a “last post” (I hope) and not even a big announcement, really. I definitely still enjoy sewing blogs and seeing what people are making these days. But I’m also enjoying this slow sense of contentment, and more time for reading. (Hence the picture above.)
Best wishes and thanks for reading.