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Underneath it All...

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This is so far a funny year.  I am still recovering from my rheumatoid flare - or rather, I think I have recovered, do a few things and then relapse!  Still, I am managing to keep domestic order and am doing practice work but then run out of steam for my own paperwork and for sewing. I also had a run in with a bout of depression and anxiety, but I suspect that was related to the flare.  That certainly interferes with the concentration and cognitive elements of sewing. To say nothing of motivation. I have managed to make a few things, which will be blogged over time.  My blog is now very behind my sewing. So I have decided not to worry about what is not blogged, and just concentrate on blogging things that are happening now. I have taken pictures of all the garments I want to back blog - and they are not very good.  I tried a variety of positions in the house, different lights, outside photos and so on.  None are brilliant.  But I have learnt a few things! So I am splitti

A Reflection on the State of my Neglected Blog

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Hello everyone, I have not been blogging for a number of reasons...work, domestic, a rheumatoid flare, tiredness, other demands, no time. And no creativity.  I have not felt like blogging.  I think this is because my blog has become very prosaic and mechanical. A sort of I made this from this pattern, a few pictures (poorly lit and not very good) and rather humdrum script. Sort of average at best. The trouble is, that does not really reflect me, the sewer - or for that matter, the person, at all.  While I am quite average in my everyday life, I do have other talents too.  Or did, before they got buried under the reality of everyday life. (Although... I have to admit my life has also become rather humdrum, prosaic and mechanical - so perhaps my blog is reflecting my life, if not the life of the person living my life).  (And for those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that last year was quite a topsy turvy one...it's taken most of the year t