Joyful Monday ~ 23 October

Joyful Monday ~ 23 October

What I dream of is an art of balance, or purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.

~ Henri Matisse

I’ve been absent because I’ve allowed myself to be mired down in a morass of worry and concern. But today I’m letting my shoulders relax and I’m focusing more on what I dream of than on anxiety.

Even in its rain, today was a beautiful day.

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Inspiration

Inspiration

I’m transitioning my Sewing posts to another site. If you’re interested in sewing, please also follow my other blog.

Janine Sews

I belong to the Atlanta chapter of the American Sewing Guild. The annual meeting was this past weekend, and the guest speaker was Sarah Gunn.

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Sarah is well known in sewing circles as the blogger behind Goodbye Valentino. I’m paraphrasing her story, but about five years ago she got tired of spending huge dollars on garments that she could sew herself. Hasn’t every sewist thought the same thing? So she put herself on a Ready to Wear fast for one year, and she sewed instead of buying. She blogged about her experiences over the past five years, and the journey that her RTW fast and blog has taken her. It’s a great story!

A couple of things struck me as I listened to her presentation:

First, she made beautiful clothing in gorgeous fabrics. She didn’t make yoga pants or t-shirts (well, maybe she did, but if she did she didn’t…

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