Hi again!! So, you may or may not have noticed that I’ve not been around for a little while… I haven’t technically gone anywhere but I’ve most definitely not been posting or sewing. I won’t go into the details but I lost my sew-jo AND had a bit of blogger’s block. So I took a little break from it all, and had a little think about my blogging goals.
Having been really excited to start my 52 weeks challenge, I don’t think I’d really thought through the commitment I was making. It was more challenging to divide my time up into sewing portions around plans and work and chill time than I’d imagined, and I think the commitment was ultimately too big.
Don’t worry,I will be reworking the guidelines of the challenge so that the challenge will still exist BUT it may be more of a “How many garments can I make in this 52 week period?” as opposed to “I have to make 1 garment a week for 52 weeks”. A little more flexibilty won’t do me any harm, and it will also take off the pressure and allow it to be fun again!! It’s taken me a little while to come to this conclusion, and admitting it out loud is a little embarrassing, if I’m being completely honest (after only a few posts to show what I’d made so far). However, I can’t keep pretending I’ll make up the lost time and I can’t keep avoiding the challenge either. I considered deleting it, but I just don’t feel right about giving up on it completely!
I also want this blog to be more than just about sewing, and for a little while, all I was doing was concentrating on the sewing aspect (with a little bit of running thrown in – more on that soon, there’s an exciting update about my race lined up!).
I think the break has done some good for me, I miss reading blogs daily and feel a little guilty about my growing, but in reality quite neglected, sewing area. Now that I have cleared the air, I feel a whole lot better than just hiding from it all!!
Please feel free to share some exciting posts I may have missed in the last 2 months in the comments below!! 😛