This week has flown by and it is time once again to share the garments we have sewn up. Yay! If you saw the caliber and attention to detail of the links last week, I was not surprised that there were only a few. If everyone is working on projects like that, you certainly can’t post every week! It was astonishing.
So, I love sewing, and I love pattern designing, but besides those 2 glorious past times I also have a job. I really like my job, and I’m not complaining, but I have been in a bit of denial about how much time it takes up. I work from home and structure my time at will; I also bill my hours as needed. I am not a “full time employee” but I do need to get the projects done that I am assigned. I’ve been getting by without working full time hours until recently. My work load has increased steadily until now there is no denying it. I really work full time!
I’m glad I made that obvious discovery, though, because I think it is going to force me into structuring my time more wisely. If I am determined to fit in the sewing I want to do and the designing I long to do (and the parenting I have to do, and the marathon training I’m crazy for doing) I have begun to schedule my time into “periods” like in school. My work sessions are a bit longer than a class would be, but I do and must take a break in the middle of the day to refresh. That break will be sewing time. And then there are the glorious evenings where sewing time stretches out in front of me. Some of that I will use for designing.
Of course I wonder how everyone else structures their sewing time, too. I might make that a question in the next Sew it Chic feature. Is that of interest to others?
Now we turn to our featured seamstress: Geni! Last week everyone was excited to see her leopard trench, a perfect spring piece! She doesn’t keep her blog up, since she prefers to sew durin gher free time, so here is a link to her Pattern Review page.
Here are a few simple rules for linking to Sew it Chic:
- Women’s garments only
- Made or blogged in the past week only – to avoid reposts.
- The party is open for a week, until next Friday, and I’ll open a new one Saturday. Feel free to link up every once in a while or try to complete a garment every week!
Optional additional ideas:
- If you are on a blogging platform that supports links, please link back to http://www.grayallday.com by using the Sew it Chic in a Week button in the sidebar, or just a simple mention in the text of your post. That way more people will find the party!
- Look around and share a comment or 2 with a neighbor. I don’t mind admitting that I savor blog comments as much as finding real wool at the thrift store. They are encouraging and build community.
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