And since you know you cannot see yourself,
so well as by reflection, I, your glass,
will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of.
– Cassius to Brutus in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene II
Now, let us abuse Shakespeare’s fine words, “so well as by reflection,” for our own purposes: sew well as by reflection. An apt description for this blog, which aims to be the journey of a novice sewer to sew well. And, by doing so, to discover something of herself in the reflective, meditative process.
To sew well as by reflection.
I’m a bioorganic chemist, a runner, a cat lover, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend. Originally from the east coast of the United States, my education brought me to the west coast, and I haven’t looked back since. I’m a do-it-yourself woman who married a make-it-from-scratch man, and together we’re crafting a home in the splendor of Seattle.
In 2008 I lost my grandmother’s vintage Singer sewing machine. Even though I’d never used it, the experience was rather heartbreaking. To replace it, my parents gifted me with a new machine for Christmas in 2009. I slowly eased my way into sewing through classes and crafting for my husband’s and my wedding in 2010, and then in 2011 my hobby truly blossomed, aided in part by the wonderful online sewing community.