Hello, it’s been a while, long enough for me to sit back and reflect and decide that I will be taking an indefinite blog hiatus. Not from sewing, never sewing, I’ve been sewing all my life, that will never stop, just the documenting will stop. I’m really quite pleased with my sewing/blog accomplishments over the years and have made some fantastic online friends, it has been an absolute treat however, I feel it’s time for me to move my colourful-self on.
You see this is how I operate; I set my mind on a goal and once I think I’ve achieved it, I then move onto something else. This has been the process all through my life. When I was in high school there was this girl who could run faster than the speed of light, nobody could beat her, she always finished miles ahead of everyone else and collected all the trophies, ribbons and medals. She was very inspiring to me, so much so that I made it a personal goal to try my best to out-run her. I got myself up out of bed extra early most mornings and trained with the sports teacher telling him of my secret goal and he was like hell yeah let’s do it and he pushed me to the point of throwing up. The big day finally arrived, we were all lined up at the starting line for the 400m track event- BANG! went the gun she took off like lightning and I remained focused, three people behind her until the 250m mark I picked up my pace and by the time we hit 100m I was well in front of her, running my arse off looking over my shoulder making sure she wasn’t anywhere near me. I finished 10m in front and broke the record. Goal accomplished. I then went into hospital with severe ingrown toe-nails and never returned back to serious track events. Next…
…I was in a woodwork class at school daydreaming away when I caught sight of my future brother-in-law who looked just like a rock star with his long curly hair and skinny long legs he was crossing the school yard with his electric guitar slung over his back walking toward the music block. From that moment I had an epiphany I wanted to play bass guitar in a band, and that I did. I saved all my money and bought myself a guitar and amp and played in a number of bands right up until I was seven months pregnant with my daughter. I became a kick-ass bass player, playing live shows and at one point even singing backup vocals *coughs* these were bands you would never have heard of, we were just kids having fun on the live pub circuit. Anyways, I felt I had reached my peak with the last band I was in before we disbanded and I went off to give birth to my beautiful daughter, my husband played drums in more important bands and something had to give now that we had a small human to take care of. For me it really was the best way to spend my teens, 20′s and into early 30′s, playing in bands and going to shows. I was happy with all that I had accomplished and felt it time to move onto my next venture. Next…
…I got heavily into gardening and witchcraft (the good kind) learning all about the benefits of herbs and plants, I summoned the gods for good vibes throwing a spell here and there, twirling round in velvet dresses and robes talking to crystals, reading, reading, reading, drinking mead and attending pagan rituals, nothing too serious all done in good jest. My god, my garden was so lush back then, now that I no longer have an interest my garden is indeed in need of a good spell or perhaps just a good watering. Ha!
Then came the blogging and once I found my niche I was head down bum up 100%. I feel like I have accomplished all I can here too, where now? I have no idea. I’ll see where life takes me. I’ll still show what I’m working on via Twitter and Instagram, Flickr but for now, I’m on an indefinite blog hiatus.
Many, many thanks to all my lovely and loyal readers, for all your lovely and encouraging comments, I hope I have entertained and inspired you in some way. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself, it’s just time for me to move on.
HAPPY SEWING, ALWAYS!!!!