I haven’t told my family about my blog yet for lots of reasons.
I know if my daughters learn I’m sewing my own clothes this year they will think I should spend all of the money I’m saving on them – specifically clothes. I realize I’ve helped create this shopping mindset and I’m constantly thinking about how to change it.
Secondly, my immediate family will tell me there is no way I can go a year without buying clothes and will offer hypothetical situations for me to consider that I don’t want to think about. They will also tell me I don’t know anything about blogging.
My parents would be supportive but they would ask me about my blog every time we talk. This would make me revert into adolescent like behavior which would be humiliating to a woman who has raised two daughters.
And then there’s the big - I don’t want to be reminded of my failure if this doesn’t work out factor. So far it’s working out – 23 days now. I haven’t been tempted once, and I love looking at catalogues and websites as inspirations instead of temptations.
I’m working on a couple of projects that I’ll put up once completed. One is a skirt from this Simplicity Amazing Fit pattern, and the other is a top from one of my grandmother’s old sheets…….