Life Update: A Year In Review

Hey y’all! It’s been a while. I thought I’d come on here and talk a little bit about what I’ve been doing and where I’ve been.

I missed my 1 year anniversary of starting this blog. And I’m okay with that. My first blog post was on November 2, 2018. I talked about why I started the blog and what you could expect. My vision for the blog remains the same and I intend on continuing to use this space to share my making process.

Still shot of my first IGTV video

My initial goal was to publish one blog post a week. I didn’t account for all of the life changes that would happen over the past year. Since beginning this blogging journey, I:

  • Traveled more than expected for my job, up to three weeks at a time
  • Adjusted to a new life in New England — snow that doesn’t melt and delicious seafood
  • Helped my sister with two art shows and her booth at the 2 Street Festival
  • Was a guest editor for the Sewcialists
  • Attended in person sewing workshops/classes both locally and in other states: Cashmerette Curvy Sewing Retreat, Klum House Bag Making Intensive, Sew Social, Sew Happy Color Fabric Painting and Fitting Workshop, Jasika Blazer Class, Fabric Print Study with Kimberly Kight
  • Was a leader and host for Sew My Style 2019
  • Was a guest blogger for Image Gnats, My Body Model, Klum House, and Minerva (soon)
  • Was a pattern tester for several indie pattern companies
  • Dealt with the passing of my grandfather
  • Modeled the updated Lenox Shirtdress for Cashmerette
  • Attended an amazing sewing retreat — Black Women Stitch Beach Week
  • Became an editor for the Curvy Sewing Collective
  • Accepted a new job
  • Moved to Georgia for this new job
  • Purchased a home
  • Attended a transformative yoga retreat – Starshine & Clay
  • Cut off most of my hair
  • Tried to recap this past year in a single blog post

When I look back at this year I see that I have done A LOT. I’m not surprised that my weekly blog posts didn’t happen. That being said, I am excited to dedicate more time and love to this space.

My parents looking adorable at the 2 Street Festival

I won’t commit to a specific posting schedule, but I will be posting more frequently. A concrete posting schedule may happen in the future, but for now I am focusing on adjusting to many life changes. I will continue to show up authentically and fully. I am excited to share some of my recent makes, sewing workshop experiences, and home projects. Talk to y’all soon!

Two of my favorite colors for fall