It’s fun AND mindful to look back, look forwards – to remember the best (to not mind the worst) and hope for more to come. How was your 2019? I have to admit, I needed to scratch my head to remember all of mine – the past 12 months flew by in a whirlwind.
2019 was my year of the Myosotis dress – dang, I love this pattern. It struck a chord as the high street has been full of gathered, tiered dresses and it’s always fun to put your own spin on things. All of my successful Myosotis makes have been worn in HEAVY rotation and I have others planned.
And, of course, 2019 saw publication of The Little Book Of Sewing, with a fabulous launch party and the support of so many sewing friends. Thanks to all the people who have left an Amazon review. If you enjoyed the book over Christmas, do pop over there and share your own thoughts – reviews make a big different to the big A’s algorithms, and that makes this author and her publisher very happy indeed.
Behind the scenes, I grew my fortnightly newsletter – over 3,000 people subscribe and you should definitely sign up if you fancy some extra reading in bed on a cosy Sunday morning.
Work has been crazy busy and so much fun! I’ve contributed to a few books you’ll see in the next year. I’ve been growing my hair. I got a new fella. I have a secret project I’ve been working on for months. And – don’t faint – I’ve been sewing and knitting! I’m looking forward to sharing my recent makes with you.
I turn 50 next month, so for me this really is the start of a whole new decade. I wasn’t a big fan of my 40s, to be frank, so I’m throwing myself with gay abandon into this new life stage. Exciting! Do you have lots planned? Do share, you might inspire me.