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Q #1: What am I working on?
In the immediate sense, I am trying to get well from some fever I got. Off to the doctor tomorrow and I think she will say I have Valley fever. I will let you all know.
This summer I worked to deplete my stash. I want to start fresh, and perhaps only buy for specific projects. hahahaaa, nice idea. Isn't this a mess? I just moved and really have had a hard time settling in. Time...
Finally, I am always working to improve my writing. I love to write, and keeping this blog has allowed me to develop my real voice. Over years, this blog has become a way for me to examine my thoughts and reactions to my life. Looking back at certain posts is powerful for me. I can see that no matter how I am buffeted, I
am still the same person.
Q #2: How does my work differ from others of its genre?
biblioblog has been here since Sept of 2009. As a sewing blog, it is not as detailed as some and perhaps lacks a certain emphasis on technique. Sometimes I will include process, but often will show start and finish pics, and discuss what worked and what did not. I think everyone approaches the craft in different ways, and I love to learn about someone's creative process.
All that said, my blog is an opportunity to capture my development as an adventurous woman. So, you will see posts about sewing, cooking, horse training, moving to a new state on the spur of the moment, and some loving emphasis on vintage finishing techniques. I often take time to add hem lace to my clothing, stitching it with a herringbone stitch.
Q #3: Why do I write/create what I do?
That's the million dollar question...because it gives me pleasure.
Without detailing everything, my family disintegrated and as the youngest, I saw it all but could not reason why it was happening. It was a slow process, punctuated with drama and death.
I am a highly independent person, and deliberate, and tough. These qualities are from my parents, who had them too, but lost their own way.
So, my sewing, and cooking, and riding, and sports, and hauling a large trailer, and going after a college degree before getting a HS diploma...these skills PROVE I am capable and reliable. On a deeper level, all my activities are play for me. I celebrate my brain, my heart, and my body every day.
Q #4: How does my writing/creating process work?
My urge to create something, to sew, cook, garden, or write builds within me. This incubation might be one day or one year. For example, our move to Arizona looked impulsive to our Oregon friends but I could feel myself moving away from Oregon for a long time before we made the decision.
I have learned to keep track of visual cues, or snippits, skipping across my subconscious, and to keep a notebook of thoughts. I usually make general plans, leaving lots of room for inspired changes. My sewing plans almost always begin as an outfit or a mini wardrobe, and then I fill in each garment as I go. I love the process of seeing a theme emerge in my clothing. This summer I made so many hi lo hems I was astounded when I checked. Here is a recent blouse with a very modified hi lo hem and flirty girly collar-S 1693
I'm passing this baton onto starsthreads, a blog which is light, fun, and full of wonderful sewing!!