Friday, August 17

One Year

It has been a full year now that I have been blogging.  Strange how it feels like it's still kind of new but I feel such attachment to you all.  It helps that I was reading long before I was blogging.  It's Friday, I'm still stressed about that project and I've had a dark chocolate hot chocolate/espresso whatever on a poor nights sleep.  Earlier this week I thought about writing up an aniversary post.  It is also Falling Through Your Clothes blogoversary and her post this morning was a reminder that I did not.  She was much more organized in her annual review.

So it's random thought time...
  • I usually hate markers of time, but this one feels pretty damn cool.
  • I've managed to keep my mouth shut about the blog, I wasn't sure I'd be good at that.
  • I seem to average about 15-20 posts a month. The pace feels right for me. I don't know how people write every day.
Sewing thoughts...
  • Best thing I've made this year, probably the purple bra, Elan 645.  It was certainly the most worn.
  • I really do miss my Elan bra since the strap broke.  I should find a way to fix that.
  • Favourite pattern, oh Renfrew likely, I did make 4 of them and I wear them all the time.
  • I was going to make a collage but that didn't go so well. 
  • Next year I'll plan ahead.
  • Some new non-sewing skills like crochet and embroidery.
  • Although I have not made pants (yet), I did enjoy the process of the pants blocker and the pj's I made from that are my favourites.  They are quickly circled through the laundry rotation.
  • It doesn't feel like I've sewn an awful lot over the past year, but what I wear to work usually has something me-made so I must be doing something right.
Non-sewing thoughts...
  • This blog has helped my mental health.
  • I don't feel I write for others, it's quite theraputic to just put words down and sort thoughts out.
  • Still, your support has been felt over and over and over.
  • Thank you.
And last non-anniversary thoughts...
  • It is Summerfolk, can't wait to see Coco Love Alcorn, JD Edwards, The Crooked Brothers, Jory Nash, Suzie Vinnick, etc, etc, etc...
  • End of the workday cannot arrive too soon.
  • Time with my niece went well last night. 
  • I still haven't cried about it so I take that as a win.
  • Mom is not crazy, she does look like my baby picture when she's sleeping.
  • Crazy girl is doing a lot she shouldn't for being two weeks old. 
  • We were lying down on the couch (above) to watch her do baby push ups, she has exceptional neck control.
  • Apparently she's rolled over from her tummy to her back once.
  • She's outgrown newborn clothing already (she got a bit of a head start being 9lbs at birth).
  • She liked Mr. Lina a lot. 
  • We're going for another visit on Monday after Summerfolk.


  1. Yay! Congrats on the blogoversary and the emotional victory! My little guy could roll over after a couple weeks as well, and I remember everyone being shocked. Perhaps babies are evolving to be more self sufficient at an earlier age?

    1. Thank you!
      I kind of wonder if she just got pissed off at being on her tummy and did it by accident. I haven't heard of her repeating it. It sure would speed up when you have to baby proof the house when they roll over so soon.

  2. I am so glad (and relieved) your visit with the little one went well.

    Congrats on the one year anniversary, it is amazing how attached we get to our online community, isn't it. ♥

  3. Congratulations! I've enjoyed reading through the year, and I'm glad the blog has been helpful for you. Our kids both looked like their Dad when they were newborn... but not at all like his baby pictures. Hehe. I'm glad meeting your niece went so well. Happy Blogiversary!

    1. Thanks! Isn't that funny. I am told I looked like my paternal grandmother. She had died a few years earlier. It's hard for me to say how much I look like her now because all the pictures of her are from so far away. But I sure have my fathers' family build...

  4. Happy one year! I enjoy your mix of sewing and life.
    Looking forward to more posts!

    1. I am so glad to hear that. I thought my mix of topics may be a little strange to combine at first but it seems to work out.

  5. Very happy blogoversary to you! Your blog is great. Take care!!

  6. Congrats! :) When I started blogging I didn't even know how to upload photos... Funny how blogging builds all kinds of skills, isn't it?

    And definitely hear you about the improved mental health aspect. Very much so..

    1. Blogging really does use a set of skills like photography and writing that aren't what I think of as my strong suit.


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