It has been over a year since I got married. Over a year! I think I’m settling in to being married. The times when I accidentally call Adam my “boyfriend” are infrequent. The times when I barrel ahead and make decisions without him are infrequent (being fiercely independent isn’t always an asset). The times when I appreciate his partnership and support are innumerable.
In the last year we’ve done some pretty major things – like traveling around the world, buying a house, dealing with major loss – and we’ve done all sorts of mundane things – like binge watching silly TV shows and eat lots of ramen. Without waxing too poetic, I will say that I think the last year has been the best year of my life and every moment of it was made better by having him at my side. I am a lucky lady.
When Oona first talked about her #UnsungSewingBlogHero husband, I didn’t immediately chime in along with so many other awesome women thanking their husbands/partners/loved ones for their support because it was centered around taking photos for their blog. Adam has taken some beautiful photos for me (my Enchanted Red Duster, Vivacious jeans, Anjou lace sweater, and vintage bobble bomber come to mind), but I usually avoid asking him because somehow it turns into a stressful ordeal for both of us (I have no idea why, but that’s the way it is).
However, I’m chiming in now with other ways Adam is my #UnsungSewingBlogHero. Adam supports me in my sewing obsession in so many ways. He understands (or at least doesn’t complain) when I need to be alone with my sewing machine. He is a sounding board for my business ideas. He patiently waits for me while I buy fabric, sewing patterns, and yarn, no matter where we are in the world. He’s my biggest cheerleader. No matter what, when I show him something and say “look what I made”, he loves it.
Do you have a partner/friend/spouse/loved one that supports you in your sewing
hobby obsession? What do they do?
I’d love to hear about your #UnsungSewingBlogHero, so share a link if you’ve talked about him/her somewhere else!
Each week this year I’m going to reflect on an aspect of myself and how it affects me as a sewist, crafter, or blogger. It may get deep, it may get emotional, it may get totally silly. It may be something I’m proud of, it may be something I cringe at, it may be something I aspire to. I may say a lot, I may say a little, I may ask questions, I may not answer them. I don’t quite know where the project will take me, but I’m excited about the journey. I’d be honored to have you join me on this journey. Chime in any time this year in my blog comments, on Twitter, Instagram, or your own blog. Join me in my theme for the week or make up your own.