These days, when I’m not doing money-making job stuff, you can find me at this desk. My current day job is 3 days a week (40 hours). It leaves me ample time on my days off to wake up late, enjoy a hot breakfast, and then put my feet up while I rip out stitches or slowly make my way through drafting and sewing up a couple muslins. I like this schedule. It’s a happy medium between this past summer’s unemployed-but-still-sewing-full-time fiasco and school’s I-barely-have-time-this-weekend squeeze. I am a little surprised that I have yet to finish a project since moving here a month ago. But all good things take time, and I’m determined to slow down this fall and winter, to put more care into the creation of the stuff I make. I have high hopes for the chambray fabric that arrived in the mail yesterday.
Now that I think of it, Richmond and its people are also to blame (thank?) for my slow pace lately. There is so much to do and so many friendly people to meet in this lovely southern city. Discoveries happen every day! I’ve visited beautiful parks, found a hole-in-the-wall fabric store, toured a college campus, been invited to sing at a Civil War reenactment, and gone to 2 (two!) music festivals. No wonder the sewing has slowed down.
At this late hour, I’d like to raise up my glass (just water, I promise) and propose a toast. Here’s to my one month anniversary of living in Richmond! And here’s to slow sewing!