Sewing friends!!!! I have missed you so much. I’ve been totally consumed by the new job, as I will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
But do you know what’s been totally amazing and surprising? How much this blog has helped. Several new colleagues subscribe. (I still have to hold myself back from a high five in the office when I see someone wearing a Mathilde blouse.) Agents have told me that their family relatives read. Authors, who are tremulous about meeting a new editor, have said, ‘You must be a nice person. You sew.’ Damn right!
And now, for the below…
I know, it’s uncanny, isn’t it? As we live and breath, Elizabeth Taylor still walks our streets, clutching a whisky and a ciggie. This was me, getting ready for the 70s fancy dress party in my home-sewn kaftan. I tried to apply false eyelashes, but discovered I am as ham-fisted as a child.
I have other news to share. I shall no longer be blogging for The Guardian. The fashion supplement is going more ‘high fashion’ and sewing isn’t to be on that journey. Please, let’s not all get outraged. I, for one, respect this commercial decision. I often struggled to understand who my audience was at The Guardian. I’m mega busy, so a break gives me no room for complaint.
Now, tell me. How have you been, and what are you sewing? More importantly, has sewing ever given you an unexpected lift in other areas of your life?