When sewing is snubbed it sucks. Just saying.
Actually, it really sucks. At work today one of my co-workers asked "did you make that?"
I wore the green plaid dress.
"Yes" I replied.
And then she made this sour face and asked, "what, do you make everything?"
"No" I replied.
I just ignored her facial and verbal communication. It came from the same person who is critical of my choice not to colour my greying hair. It is not the first time, nor the last time I suspect, for a disdainful comment relating to my personal appearance or sewing hobby.
But then I came home from work and read Meg the Grand's blog post. It was about a recent social evening she planned and hosted with her friends. It made me smile. I'm sew grateful that I read her post today out of all days.
And then it made me wish I lived somewhere where I had friends that shared my interest in sewing.
If I talk about sewing with many of my friends their eyes glaze over in complete boredom. If there is any remote interest in sewing expressed, it is often when they are trying to solicit a sewing job. Usually, it is a request to sew cushions or some other home furnishing project.
If I decline and offer up the name of an upholster that I know the response is typically, "I don't want to spend that much!"
At least I feel connected to an online sewing community who always manage to lift my spirits. Gotta love that. Thanks! Now I'm going to pour myself a glass of wine and raise a glass to all you fabulous bloggers that write amazing stories that always manage to put a smile on my face and inspire me to keep sewing.
And Happy Sewing!
UPDATE: Over at PatternReview.com Quiltfixer shared another source for 3/8" plush picot elastic: Sew Sassy . Thanks Quiltfixer! ...
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