Eep! Two posts in one day, what bad blogging form. I should have published the giveaway yesterday in accordance with Debi's schedule but I was busy painting the kitchen! Don't worry I'm not going to bombard you with daily posts. I'm just participating in these two days for Sew Grateful Week this year.
Today is the day for reflecting on the role sewing has played in our lives. Sewing entertained me as a child, clothed my dolls, and allowed me to be creative as a teenager. Learning this skill also enabled me to make a bridesmaid's dress for my daughter and give many personal presents made with love :) As I've grown older and realised what an increasingly fragile world we live in, being able to sew is helping me create an ethical wardrobe I can be proud of, and thanks to the Internet connected me to many people who share my interest and want to talk about it! Some of them are in countries I most likely will never visit - I love the international perspective this gives me and of course some I now count as dear friends.
To those who have been supportive on my journey. I thank you all, starting with my mother who is not fond of sewing and put up with the huge messes I created all over the kitchen table and floor for years. Also my primary school teacher Mrs Foster who taught me as a 10 year old to make my first dirndl skirt (dusty pink floral if you're interested!). I wore that thing to shreds, and I think that's what really kicked off my interest in sewing clothes. Next up: my college tutor. She really believed you could make anything you imagined! Not forgetting a big thank you to my family now. I'm making a mess and encroaching on space again! Finally, to all of you with sewing blogs who take the time and trouble to create, photograph and write. You have opened up a new world of social sewing for me. I've learnt so much from you and am so grateful for all your advice, tutorials and support when I make my inevitable snafus! Keep doing what you do, you are fabulous!