Not a book deal
Yesterday during my one block commute to work, I had a great idea. So great, in fact, that I thought I should write a book about it.
But then I remembered that I haven’t been offered any book deals lately. Oh well. There goes that book idea.
Seriously though, I am wondering if anyone has ever written about this topic before. When I think back on my learning to sew sojourn, I realize that most of questions centered around this one topic. A cursory google search really didn’t dig anything up. Maybe I’m on to something, eh?
Of course it could just turn out to be a situation like when I used to teach voice and one of my students couldn’t “hear” or make sense of the timbre of the piano, but could with the human voice. In other words, she could hear the piano making noise, but couldn’t hear the melody it was playing and was not able to sing the melody back to me. But when I sang the melody to her, she sang it right back confidently. I realized then that she couldn’t hear the piano well or that her brain couldn’t process it correctly. This in turn reminded me of when I sang Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with orchestra for the first time and couldn’t “hear” my entrance because the timbres of the different instruments didn’t sound like the piano introduction to which I was so accustomed. So I thought I had discovered a new thing, timbre deafness. I was really excited about it. I talked to my other musician colleagues and no one had heard of such a thing. But of course, when I went to research it, there it was, timbre deafness, all over the internet. Apparently I wasn’t a genius. Oh well.
Long story short, either my idea is brilliant, or really ordinary. I will have to do some more research before I say anything here. Are you mad at me now?
If you are, I will appease you with pictures of some very pretty fabric I picked up yesterday. Because when you’re not sewing, what do you do? Buy fabric of course. Duh!
The first two are from Metro Textiles. Kashi has some gorgeous new fabrics in. If you can, get your butts over there to see and buy. You heard it first here at SEWN! 😉 This handwoven pure silk brocade was one of the first things I saw when I walked into the store. GORGEOUS. It feels so luxurious. I wish you could feel it on your screen.
The purple denim. What can I say folks. It’s PURPLE. How could I not buy it???
Happy sewing everyone!