I have almost come down to earth after my travels. My body clock has been reset. I have to get to work hideously early tomorrow. I've been catching up with family and friends, showing them photos. I've even cut out one of my Barcelona materials for a top using M7093. Soon it will be spring here and there are warm days to look forward to. The pattern for the top I am making can be seen
Why do I feel like I could happily pack my bags and go travelling again? I am already dreaming of my next trip and how to save for it. There must be tribal nomad in my background.
However it's time to stay put for a while and sort out my priorities. Sew up my travel stash. I have also been catching up with the goings on of the sewing blog world. There seems to be a lot of talk about the decline in blogging activity, decline in comments, the attrition of several indie pattern companies. It's all part of the natural cycle of things. Boom, bust. High tide, low tide. Ebb and flow. If blogging was part of a me-too popularity contest I was never part of it. I write this blog as if it were an open letter to a few sewing friends. I really think that's what it is and will probably remain. As for Indie's there been a lot of jumping off bandwagons with people saying 'show me value for money' instead of 'oh a new T-shirt isn't that fabulous'.
It could just be a coming of age. Online is so different from the nuts and bolts of learning to sew in person and grappling with a three dimensional body but it's also the greatest boon to sewing that I can think of. A world of knowledge and communication at the fingertips.
Blogging will survive. The better Indie's will survive. Everyone's just getting more choosy.
Travel inspires me.
What inspires your sewing?