Thursday, June 18, 2009

2nd Blogoversary

Today is my 2nd Blogoversary -- it's been two years since I started posting about my sewing projects here on Blogger.

Why do I keep this blog? This is where I get to "show and tell" my sewing and needleart projects and experiences, kind of like my virtual scrapbook. It's surprising to me how many different types of sewing projects I've attempted in just the past year.

I'm not trying to teach anyone how to do anything -- I'm not accomplished enough to do that. As an experienced beginner at just about everything, I'm just trying to share what I'm working on and how I'm doing it and maybe inspire someone else or get some feedback and advice for myself. I'll continue to share links to instructions and supplies or resources when I can find them.

What's the plan for the coming year? I have a long backlog of projects I'd like to get to very soon. I've been trying my hand at quilting a little, and have 2 or 3 quilts I'd like to work on this summer, one for my bed and a couple wall/throw quilts with a Westie theme.

I'm also making a concerted effort to learn more about constructing garments. In fact, I'm currently taking an online class at PatternReview.com, Build Better Pants. I've learned several new-to-me techniques, but now I think I need to go back and take the muslin class so I can work out more precise fitting issues. In addition to pants and shorts, I have about a dozen patterns for tops, blouses and jackets I'd like to make this year.

The focus will continue to be mostly about sewing projects, including more attempts at sewing garments, machine embroidery and quilting.

I will try to post one entry per week, but will not feel guilty about not blogging when I have nothing new to show. Even if I don't have time to write, I'll post photos to Flickr.

And if I don't have an entry here, I'll probably post something over at Keli's Korner~The Westie & The Wauzer.


-June 18, 2009-213 entries-
Read my first blogoversary post here

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