Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Dear Fellow Sewers,
Today I got on the computer for the first time in a few weeks and did a few house keeping things. Among those, I checked on my sewing blog. Wow!! I can't believe that I have not posted since October. I am such a SLACKER! I have been sewing a project here or there, but mostly trying to keep my family together.
I don't write much on this blog, because I know that you want to learn to sew! But I thought I would take a minute and encourage those who are like me and have had to put sewing on hold. In May we moved and then in June we brought home our sweet baby girl! Having three kiddos definitely threw me for a loop. I did a few projects like baby bedding and cloth diapers, which didn't last too long :) Atleast I tried! HA!
Well right about when I felt like I was getting it all under control, my husband had a dream job interview working as the International Manager of Lifeline Children's Services!! So November we began interviewing and then in between Christmas and New Years we moved! Whew... I get tired thinking about it :) Right now we are living with his parents and HOPE to close on our new house March 5! I should have a lot of new house sewing projects soon. All of this to say, not much sewing has been going down around here.
As I was looking back over my blog and reading such sweet encouraging comments, I realized that this is what I love to do!! I love showing and teaching others how to sew. I love seeing your creations and being inspired to keep going. I know that there are a lot of you sewers, who want to sew but you just don't have time right now. I hear you! And that is okay! Being an available mother and wife is much more important than another dress or pillow.
So I encourage you other seamstresses that are so frustrated that you can't find time to do what you love! So much of being a wife and mama is at times sacrificing what you love to care for those you love. For me, at times, this means sewing! But I encourage you that soon the dust will settle and those little kids won't be so little anymore. They will not need you to ties all of their shoes, they will be able to fix their own lunch, and we will have time then to sew.
But I can see the light at the end of the my tunnel and know that soon I will find my place behind my sewing machine. That my little moments of sanity will be in my new sewing room! But until there is peace in my home I am holding down the fort around here :)
I am getting excited about spring. What are you sewing in preparation for warmer weather! What would you like to see posted here on Cool People Sew? I am excited about sewing for a little girl this spring. I started a bishop dress a few months ago, that desperately needs finished.
Is there anyone who would like to share a project?? I would love to have you as a guest blogger, while I am getting things moved and under control around here!
Email me at coolpeoplesew at gmail dot com!
Happy Sewing!! Jama