Friday, January 22, 2016

Vogue 7630: The Thrill of the Hunt

I recently shared with you that one of my goals is to be more consistent with publishing blog posts.  I really don't like going months without making an entry, but sometimes time is so scarce that I have to put blogging on the back burner for a while.  And although my personal blogging activity may be limited, I am pretty consistent with keeping up with the entries published by bloggers whom I follow.  At last count, I actively follow 82 different blogs, with the lion's share of them being sewing related and managed by some extremely talented and creative women.  Recently, I've noticed many of them trending towards the use of vintage patterns to create their beautiful one-of-a-kind garments.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Snowy Stitching Sunday

Good Day Everyone!

It's been somewhat busy in my home lately, primarily with the return to work after the holidays, and I am almost ashamed to admit that I still need to take down my tree and decorations.  In my defense, I am waiting for family assistance because this is no longer a one-woman job.  So, it almost goes without saying that I've not been working on new sewing projects.  But I shared with you that one of the areas in which I want to be more consistent is my blogging, irrespective of any specific "sewing" projects on which I may be working. So, here goes...

We have quite a nice snow storm going this morning in Southeast Michigan, which always reinforces the desire to hunker down and stay indoors, as demonstrated by my furry sewing buddy.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

I know it's been a minute (okay, 8 weeks) since last we "chatted".  Real-life responsibilities keep us all very busy and we have to make choices about how we spend our precious resource of time.  But please know that I've thought about you all and have been keeping up with and enjoying your various blog posts.

I hope the Christmas season was a merry and enjoyable one for you and your loved ones, and I trust 2016 is finding you doing well.  I so enjoyed sharing the season with my family, and as enjoyable as the time was for me, I am glad it has passed and am looking forward to packing up the decorations and the prospects of the coming year.

Among various others, one of the goals (not resolutions!) I've set for myself is to take my health and physical well-being seriously.  Although I've been flirting with it for the past few years, I was officially diagnosed with diabetes this year and one of the things that can greatly and positively impact this disease is consistent physical activity.  My problem is maintaining the consistency.  In fact, consistency seems to be a challenge in various parts of my life.

So, I gifted myself a treadmill this Christmas and plan to improve this part of my life.  Now, I don't have to endure that early-morning struggle to dress and drive to Planet Fitness just to get 30 minutes on the machine.  No excuses - right?!  With making positive strides in improving my physical well-being, I expect it will impact other areas as well - including my diet.  No more inappropriate mid-day snacks!

I also want to become more consistent with my blogging.  This is my space in the blogosphere, and I can write about anything that interests me, including sewing.  So, I plan to share more about what I'm doing and thinking.  I have lots of projects floating around in my thought process and look forward to seeing them in the natural.

So, I'll be talking with you again - really soon.

Be blessed!