Greetings from Edisto Beach, SC – the perfect place to usher in the New Year!
I’m wearing my second serger product – Simplicity 2603.
I had no idea I liked red so much until I gave up buying clothes and started sewing again!
NEVER would I have bought such a bold piece of clothing.
NEVER would I have splurged on something with limited holiday appeal.
And NEVER would I have bought something just for the fun of it!
As I reflect on 2011 in front of an especially stunning sunset, I question the importance of my mighty goal of abstaining from buying ready to wear clothes for a year when indeed there are millions of people who would give anything to have a choice such as this.
However, I consider this decision worthwhile as I place it in the context of my life. Very few of my friends or social acquaintances sew at all and consider me to be talented, when in fact, sewing is a learned skill, just as playing a musical instrument is. The more you practice, the better you get. I hope my decision to abstain from buying clothes and instead make my clothes for one year will in some small way be an incentive for others to tap into their creative spirit waiting to be nurtured.
So………. on this New Year’s Eve I hope you will all live it up and celebrate your 2011 creative accomplishments along with whatever characteristics make you unique!
Sending my best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012.
Until next year!