life before sewing…
i went to a sewing meet up yesterday, organised by lucy at sew essential. we got to go to their warehouse and buy things (which is a sewist’s second favourite thing aside from actual sewing, yes?) and then went for a lovely afternoon tea where there was lots of tea (hot choc if you’re me!) and cake.
stole this pic from instagram!
while we were eating said cake, i started thinking about what i would be doing with my sunday if i hadn’t gone to the meet up. then i started thinking what i would do if i didn’t sew!
seeing as i’ve only been sewing clothes for around 2 and a half years, my life before i bought my sewing machine really isn’t in the distant past, but i just can’t think for the life of me what i spent my spare time doing before i started this time-intensive hobby!
i know i watched a lot of TV shows. but i still do that now, only it’s while i’m sewing! i spent time with james, which i still do, and i spent time with my friends, which i still do too. but james worked til 10:30pm a lot of the time and i was done with work by 3:30pm usually. what filled those endless hours?! i did a bit of cross stitch but nothing really crazy like now. i did get through every single episode of dexter in a relatively short time, but i can’t seem to sit and watch TV without something in my hands now. give me knitting, crochet, anything but just staring at the screen! i do enough of that at work!
lots of dexter.
i’m curious to know, do you even remember your life without sewing? or is it a distant hazy blur like my past seems to be? i know i was younger and therefore spent much more time hungover, but that only accounts for sundays haha.
i’m thankful that i feel like i do something a little more productive now and have made lots of new friends along with it 🙂0