It is almost frightening. Seven years to the day have gone by since my first post on “Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! Seven years … isn’t that the time you’re supposed to have an “Itch”? or was that just the name of a 1950’s Marilyn Monroe movie?
Seven years and the World has changed. Seven years and my real life has grown, changed and flown by. Seven years and my creative outlets have also grown, and multiplied at a fabulous pace.
Besides my sewing blog, I am also inseparable from my new shop “Lányos Handmade” and my five year old sewing challenge “Designin’ December”. It appears, in the last seven years, I have developed three distinct personalities! LOL
I look back at some previous posts with their “winning” me-mades and “losing” me-mades and I see some followers, likers and commentors with blogs of their own have come and gone. Hopefully they are still being creative in some way. In this strange time we are living in, it is important to have a distraction, some kind of creative outlet.
There is never a lack of support for my blog, shop or Designin’ December. There is always someone to help with a sewing problem. There is always a chance to learn something new! I am very grateful for you all!
While I was looking back I found my first post. Probably something most of you have never seen before! So I have reposted it here:
“YOUR PERSON IS IN THE MAIL” dated November 15, 2013
I got a text from home when I was at work today. It simply said “Your person is in the mail”.
It took me a minute to understand, but then it gave me a big SMILE. It meant my “Dritz: My Double Deluxe” dress form had arrived at the post office! Alas I would have to wait until tomorrow to pick it up.
For the rest of the day I would have to imagine my new life with “Dolly”. I could dress her up and plop her in my chair at work and spend the day in the coffee shop downstairs with my book! Who cares if she never spoke to anyone or answered the phone or even moved or even had a head/face! Maybe they wouldn’t notice! Or I could dress her up and put her in the passenger seat of my car during rush hour and dash to and from work in the HOV lane! Maybe they wouldn’t notice?
Or… Maybe… I could calmly pry open the box, read the instructions, assemble it, take my exact measurements and make the exact adjustments and create for myself a lovely, well fitted wardrobe! Maybe they would notice! I certainly would!
Well, I must say my blog lasted longer than “Dolly” did. About March 2019, I walked in the room one day, to find out what all the noise was about, and found the cats surveying their damage. Someone had knocked her over, and broken her hip dial. Dolly’s hips are forever to be a size “small”.
My how time flies … when you’re having fun! Thank you for all your support and the friendship I have received from all my sewing buddies and followers!
So how many years old is your blog?