Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

One Word

Hello? Is anybody out there?

Wow. Almost one year has gone by since my last post, which I can hardly believe. Where have I been? Do I have a good reason for letting 10 months go by without a single word? Well, that is the funny thing about a single word. I've recently starting seeing posts by some of my favorite bloggers (here and here) where they choose a single word to emphasize throughout 2012, which of course made me start thing the word I would choose for this year. And once I chose my word, I wanted to share it.

My word is truth.


When I first saw this pinned on pinterest (we all know pinterest, right?), it spoke to me and stopped me in my tracks. And not because I am not living with integrity in my life and suddenly felt the need to start being truthful. On the contrary, I make a very conscious effort (sometimes it really hard), to always speak the truth. And the whole truth too, not the whole truth sprinkled with little white lies (which sometimes is really hard when you have a 4 year old that asks a na-nillion questions!).

No, the part that speaks to me the most isn't even about truth necessarily, but instead is the part "...even if your voice shakes" because it takes courage to speak the truth and the most important truths to be spoken often cause your voice to shake. And those are the truths I want to have the courage to speak this year.

My word is truth.

So I will start with telling you the truth about why I haven't posted in almost 10 months. I stopped sewing about this time last year when I found out I was pregnant with my son because I was tired. So, so tired. Between working full time, taking care of my 4 year old boy and being pregnant, I was tired and something had to give. Unfortunately, that was sewing. And when I stopped sewing I felt like I had nothing else to contribute to my blog since well, my blog is about sewing. And while a part of me, the part that sometimes isn't tired and musters up a little bit of energy, misses sewing and can't wait to start again, I don't know when that will be. Hopefully sooner rather than later. In the meantime, I will be blogging about my family, and other people's sewing and maybe all the wonderful things I have found on Etsy and Pinterest lately. (on a side note, have you discovered pinterest? if not, go now!)

If you are still out there, thank you for sticking around for the last 10 months. I will get back to sewing as soon as I can, I promise.

I will leave with sweet, sweet E baby is 3 months old today and really is the most precious little boy! I love him so, so much. And that, my friends, is the truth. :)

What is your word? Please share it with me...

I am sharing mine here.....

The Lettered Cottage


  1. I am glad to her you are doing well and added a new cutie to the family! I was wondering what happened to you.

    I also stopped blogging around the same time because work basically took over my life for a few months. (My 'real' job.) Luckily I have kept sewing as much as have been able to.


  2. Yea! A post! I am so guilty of a generic, purge-all blog style. Your ability to do a focused one was always admirable to me. Of course, for selfish reasons I am glad we might see lots I family stuff here. :) Welcome back!