This past year has been quite a whirlwind as I decided to return to college as a full time student. For those of you who know me in person, I can be quite a perfectionist and tend to like to bite off more than I can chew, as the expression goes. The combination of the two has left this poor blog rather neglected, and its writer feeling a little overwhelmed. I was so focused on projects, essays and exams, I feel as though I've let any personal sewing and blogging fall to the wayside, and even fallen out of touch with many friends.
This summer, however, offers the chance to make amends and pick up those unfinished projects and unpublished posts. (The sheer amount of pictures and ideas for content that have amassed are quite alarming!) While I've made peace with the fact that I'll never be able to finish everything, I am content to simply get back to writing and am jumping back on the blogging bandwagon.
I love what Ray Bradbury said: "Write what you love and love what you write." To me, blogging is all about the personal experience. It's a space where any individual may write about whatever makes them happy, capture memories and share passions. We as bloggers should free ourselves from self-imposed expectations, deadlines and guilt, and instead, give ourselves permission to do exactly what Bradbury said: write what we love.
What does this mean for the blog? You may see me writing more about past projects and events, including a year's worth of school sewing projects. Never fear, though, there will also be new historical sewing and living history posts too! However, I will be focusing more on publishing finished works, and keeping the in-progress updates to other social media accounts.
Also, a note about restoring pictures to previous blog posts: there are still many past blog posts missing pictures, due to problems with the switch from picasa to google image hosting. Ideally, I'd love to restore all of the images, but doing so has been slow going. So, for now, unless there is a want for a certain post (please let me know by requesting in the comments), this project has been put on hold.
Speaking of other social media accounts, you can find us on Facebook, Pinterest and now on Instagram too!! I will probably be most active on the Facebook page, posting about in-progress works, events and previews for upcoming blog posts. Pinterest is reserved for collecting research and inspiration images.
I'm still trying to figure out Instagram and how best to use it, so please bear with me there. Suggestions are always helpful and appreciated...
This weekend is the opening weekend for the Genesee Country Village & Museum's 2018 season! While I am sad to have to miss this year, I am pleased to announce my return for a fifth season as the interpretation office assistant and historical interpreter! If you have the chance to visit our lovely historic village, please say "hi!"
Also, my "homework" for the summer is to practice sewing. Practice, practice, practice has been the advice of professors and fellow sewing friends (Kaela, cough cough) alike, as I know there are many areas where I need improvement and sewing confidence. Several opportunities this semester have made a future, yet not so distant, career in costume construction and living history seem all the more real and exciting...so be on the look out for more sewing projects like these:
|First project I finish when I get home!|
|I will make you, squiggle dress!|
|This year's birthday dress?|