I've wanted to start a blog of my own for sometime now...
I have startled everyone this summer by picking up sewing again after not doing it for fifteen years or so. It began with making mini pincushions out of bottle caps. Initially I copied some of the designs I saw on the web, mostly on the blogs. And then I had so much fun creating designs of my own. I surprised myself with incredible display of patience that I didn’t have before. Is this age thing, I wondered.
I have been reading many, many blogs and was surprised by so many talented and creative people out there who write beautifully and candidly. It was a whole different world of creative buzz and I thought, “I want to be there!” I’ve come a long way from carrying sketches of my future couture dresses to carrying a portfolio filled with drawings to be submitted to an architecture school. In the end, my love for English literature won out and I became an English literature major. Not wanting to join a line of unemployed but Yeats quoting intellectuals, I went to graduate school and became a librarian. I have been and am still a government librarian. But now, I sew at night delighted with fabrics becoming pretty skirts, pincushions, cover for hair pins and brooches. Overwhelmed with the number of them, I gave them out as presents and opened an Etsy shop.
As I learn to hone my non-existing photography skill to a more tolerable level, I hope to share some of my works on the blog. Welcome!
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