It was my birthday yesterday. I felt and look my age and more but it's okay. All the late nights, early mornings and sometimes no sleeping and of course poor diet and no exercise are catching up on me at just 33. :) I have my family, and for that I am ever so thankful.
I noticed a huge improvement within me now compared to when I first started sewing. I am happier to have a creative outlet, and that I, a horrid procrastinator, nurturing and immersing myself in this hobby. I am even happier to have found a community, albeit an online one, one from a distant, that I am learning and drawing inspiration from.
I think nobody is happier than my husband that I am sewing and excited to be making beautiful things for myself. That I am learning and be rejuvenated by that. And as a birthday surprise, he got me my very first dress form!!!! Very sneaky! The best birthday gift ever, IMO, next to the machine he got me a few years back.
I don't really know how to use the dress form yet - it will make a fantastic way to showcase my finished projects though than just on a hanger. But eventually I will get there. Just like with my sewing machine.
--------------> me with my new Singer dress form
And so my journey, sewing and growing, continues...