Here’s one last round-up post for 2013, then we can all go enjoy the weekend! It snowed this week for the first time this year, and while it’s mostly gone, I’ll be staying in and driving as little as possible. Time to curl up with a cup of tea and read or knit.
I always enjoy Q & A type posts, they generate interesting discussions and I always end up learning something! Questions like ‘How Do You Make Your Sewing Projects Look Less Home-Made?‘ are always relevant and we can probably continue to think of suggestions in response to the original question. Many of these questions come from the comments of another post, so keep on asking interesting questions!
- How Do You Make Your Sewing Projects Look Less Home-Made? (Awesome question, Lora!)
- A Little Less Inspiration, A Little More Action (I still struggle with this when I make big long lists of wanting to sew ALL the things!)
- The Best Way to Learn to Knit (Another awesome question, Burke! I continue to refer people to this post when they ask me how to learn to knit.)
- Do You Quilt? (the comments in this post inspired me to sew my very first quilt!)
- When In Doubt, Buy Three Metres (or Yards)? (this discussion led to two giveaways this year, thank you Gwen!)
- I say muslin, you say toile… (love this one, about sewing terms around the world! Poppers! Domes!)
- A Random Scrap of History
- Do You Belong To A Sewing Group?
- Not A Real Dress Form (The more I work with her, the more I realize she really isn’t human shaped, even though she appears so. For demonstrations only, not fitting!)
- My Sewing Space, 2013 Edition
- Rotary Cutting for the New & Accident-Prone (I am pro-rotary cutter still. Use it for everything!)
- Do You Care About Fashion Trends? (Still don’t want to care about trends. But I do want to look current and stylish. So it’s a balance.)
With many of the discussions I’m reminded that life is different for everyone around the world. It helps me remember that my own world is small and it doesn’t centre around me. Just because it’s cold and snowy here, doesn’t mean everyone in the whole world is interested in layering for winter. Half of you are enjoying summer and sunshine! Most people don’t know about the Vancouver-area place names that are so familiar to me.
What’s neat about this realization is that I can respond to it. I can give you a mini-tour around my city! I can ask what patterns you might want to see, and not just assume you want the same things as me. I know that muslin is muslin here, and toile in the UK, and the fabric version is called calico, but what else is there? Let’s find out! It’s a way of having our online sewing world seem more connected. We’re living in an age where our best chance of connecting with other people who loved sewing is online, rather than in person. Depending on where we live, we may not find others in our neighborhood to connect with in real life, but we have hundreds (thousands?) of sewing blogs where we can ‘meet’ others who share our passion for making stuff.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!