My sewing mojo is still waning but I found something else to fill my time. There is a new book in my life.
Unlike Elizabeth L. Cline's Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Michael Lavergne is an apparel industry insider who explores the history of global fashion and offers an unique prospective as "an ethical supply chain professional." This is a book that I'll be able to take my mind off my wrist, let it rest and feel like I'm being somewhat productive with my limited free time.
Talking about limited free time... Do you remember my previous
rant musing about people asking me to sew for them?
I don't like mending my own clothes, never mind someone else's. I don't get people sometimes (I'm going to chalk it up to holiday craziness taking hold), I would never ask someone to do my household chores. But people seem to think it is okay to ask me to do theirs, why? I think that is why I'm so beat, I just can't figure some people out and I'm exhausted with people asking me to sew for them. People need to stop. Like right now! I need to start collecting business cards from seamstresses who actually are looking for this type of work just when these scenarios happen because people have no clue the amount of work that goes into mending and the insane pile of my own mending. Come to think of it. Maybe I should take some of my mending in to get mended.
Well, it happened again. I fear this
rudeness trend is never going to end. But something wonderful did change. I said "no." No, seriously. I really did it! And it felt great! Amazingly great. Beyond words great! I feel like a new woman, hear me roar. I have more than enough sewing work to do, I don't need to take in other people's sewing projects. And besides, there are plenty of businesses that are willing and able to do that. People need to support their local businesses and stop buying cheap fashion that are meant to fall apart and be thrown away.
Well, that is all in sewing news today....