Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Look Fall/Winter

I finally got a chance to really look over the new offering from New Look for their Fall/Winter pattern collection.  I was really surprised that there were only three items that vaguely interested me.  Of those three items, I was also able to promptly to dissaude myself from adding to my Want List.  Two I already have very similar versions in my pattern collection from different companies already.  The third was a skirt with a lovely waistband detail that will rarely, if ever, be seen as I seldom tuck in my tops. So it would be work to no avail.  That leaves nothing new to be desired and a cabinet full of patterns vying to been sewn already.  So we stick to last year's plan of trying to use what I have more often--both in fabric and patterns. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Time to Refocus

I've been pondering shutting this blog down.  It seemed I had lost purpose, vision, and time.  What was I doing?  Why was I doing it and who was I doing it for. 

My sewing has lost some of that purpose and vision as well.  I've worked hard to get the idae of  Sewing With A Plan (SWAP) imbedded into my mind and into my work.  Try to make each piece work with other pieces in my wardrobe.  So far this is slowly becoming the habit. 

To help re-inforce this thought process, I unconscously found myself visting Pattern Review again.  These are such amazing sewists with so much to share.  From incredle knowledge bases to sheer enthusiam and support, they offer so much of their craft gladly to other sewists.  I was never really a poster on the boards but have decided to get my feet wet and have joined one of the sewing support groups.  More on that in another post perhaps.

 But another post about blogging got me thinking about this blog.  When do you call it quits?  Why do you blog?  What's to focus goal--membership or journaling?  So after chewing on these questions for a while, I re-thought my blog purpose.  I will continue to blog. I will continue to blog for an audience of one- me.  A journal of what I'm doing in sewing day to day or week to week.  No pressures and no guilt as there is no audience to try to attract or entertain. 

This is to focus me on what I'm doing an why.  How I'm doing overall.  Hopefully I'll hone my writing skills and perhaps a computer skill or two as they've gone rusty. It's a freer feeling re-starting this time without the pressures.  I'll see it goes......