Long time no write, right? Yes I did make it up to LA. Bought only one fabric, intended for my nieces’ bday dresses. I did wear my new top but forgot to have Sherril or Jeanette take a picture. That’s ok though, because I was having a really bad hair day.
However, the real reason I write today is to give you a heads up that I am taking a break. I think every sewing blogger eventually hits a period where blogging becomes a chore or where you lose the blogging mojo or y0u just plain run out of things to say. It usually hits around the 5-7 year mark. So I’m right on time, n’est ce pas? A lot of the sewing bloggers that I loved when I first discovered sewing blogs no longer post and haven’t for years now. Others have trickled down to fewer and fewer posts. I think there might be a life cycle for blogging and I might be near the end of mine.
I am definitely taking an internet break this summer. I’ve stopped looking at Facebook. I am no longer logging onto my blog reader — I haven’t read a single sewing blog in over two weeks. And I think this will be my last post on SEWN for the summer at least.
When I first learned to sew after the little boy who lives with me was born, finding sewing blogs and becoming part of the sewing community was how I learned to sew. Some of my best friends in real life are sewing friends I met online, whom I would never have met if not for the interwebs. I am very grateful to have found the friends I know and love.
The sewing community online has changed so much since I first joined it. There are so many young, enthusiastic new sewers out there now. They have a lot more to say than I do right now, so I defer to them to pass the torch.
I will check in at the end of the summer and see how I feel about continuing SEWN again or not after my little hiatus. In the meantime, I am so very thankful to all my readers for the encouragement, advice and comments over the years.
Thank you! Have a great summer y’all!