Okay, so we’re just about two weeks into 2014. How’s everyone doing getting started on their new year’s sewing resolutions? Or, should I say, “resewlutions”?!
Getting a good first tackle on those resewlutions is something I want to focus on this month. I’m throwing it into the Science of Sewing thing I started last year since I figure our sewing goals are hugely important to how we manage and maintain our sewing – and how we keep it fun! And, that’s a big part of the science of sewing, right? By writing about how I’m getting a jump start on my resewlutions this month, I’m hoping that those of you who’ve also already started on yours will share and help keep me motivated, and I’m hoping to spur those of you on who haven’t even begun to think about yours (though, hopefully that’s none of you!).
I kept my resewlutions pretty minimal this year since life is getting ready to change pretty drastically, what with the impending arrival of the little one. I wrote out four simple resewlutions at the end of my 2013 reflections post. They were…
- Keep sewing once the little one arrives.
- Be more conscious of sewing with fabrics and patterns that flatter and fit my lifestyle.
- Move to my own dot com.
- Get better connected with the Seattle sewing community.
So, how am I doing? I’m off to a good start, I’d say! I’ve actually already checked one off the list. If you look up, you might notice that the domain now says sew-well.com. Crazy, right?! I checked number three off the list. Now, I know when I wrote about number three, I said it would follow number one and two. But, number one requires the little one to be present, and he or she is still enjoying kicking my ribs from the inside. Number two requires I really plan out the clothes I want to sew next, and though I’m definitely dreaming about my post-pregnancy sewing, it still feels a bit presumptuous to start thinking about what it means for something to truly “flatter and fit my lifestyle” since I have no idea what’s in store for me as a new mom!
So, I figured I’d at least look into number three. You know, for later. When I did, I quickly realized that it was actually pretty easy to stick with WordPress.com and just take advantage of the dot com that my husband had surprised me with a couple years ago (after I complained about someone being crazy enough to sit on the unhyphenated version).
And, I rashly pulled the trigger.
I have to figure out what it means if I ever wanted to drop the dot com and move back to sewwell.wordpress.com, but I figure it is likely easier with the way I’ve done it now than if I were to move everything to WordPress.org. I bring that up because I once had a conversation with a popular and prolific blogger who mentioned how important it was to her that everything about her blog be free so it could continue as is indefinitely. Her sentiments have stuck with me, and I think about them whenever I get crazy grandiose ideas about this blog.
I also need to figure out whether it changes things for those of you following through readers like Bloglovin’ and Feedly. Does anyone already know? Everything seems to still be coming through just fine on my end…
Anyway, enough about me. How are you doing on your resewlutions? Let me know in the comments! Or, if Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest are more your style, what about using the hash tag #resewlution to share a sewing resolution that you’ve already started working on?! Let’s motivate each other to get this year off to a great start!