When I look back over ‘From The Pleats Up’ I’m amazed that I lasted as long as I did. I have hobbies periodically, often ones that last up to a year, but rarely do they need more from me than sitting on the sofa and reading everything I can find on a subject.
It may look like I was doing that a lot with sewing, and that’s definitely true, but I did actually sew some stuff and talk with people in the community. That’s a huge thing for me. I’m a social outsider by habit and by choice but getting involved and producing something interesting made me feel happy.
I’d love to get back to blogging, but my sewing has taken a back seat in the last few months. I don’t really have somewhere to sit and sew and I’ve filled my spare time with other projects in the mean time. I’ve been reading a lot more fiction and joined a writing group and I’ve decided to stop caring so much about sticking to one subject.
I will get back to sewing projects, I’ve got enough fabric to make a whole wardrobe, but it’s not something that’s practical right now.
I’m being down to earth about this. It’s my 24th birthday today and I’m a young woman without an interesting job, with no education, and living on a futon in my parents dining room. I just hope I’ll find some gems while I’m figuring things out.