The month of May was full of triumph and failure. Okay, maybe it wasn’t quite so dramatic…
Last week I went to a Bay Area sewing blogger meetup. The excuse was a sendoff for Amy of SewWell. We met at Britex and ended up at a wine bar nearby. It was so much fun to geek out over sewing with people who spoke my language, in person! We talked about body shape, favorite patterns, current projects, major successes, Me Made May, and everything in between. It was a truly lovely way to meet a truly lovely group of women. In the picture, starting from the top left is Amy, Veronique of verte-adelie, Geana (our darling Britex host), Me, Laura Mae of Lilacs and Lace. Next row is Rebecca, Vanessa, Elizabeth of e-bethknits and Shams of Communing with Fabric. And at the bottom is Beth of SunnyGalStudio, Jilly of JillyBeJoyful, Kelly of Bennomusik, and Jean of JKaori Sews.
I had a phenomenal time at MakerFaire as well. And I met some phenomenal and inspiring people. I posted the instructions for how to sew the jeans skirt that I taught at MakerFaire. I also posted instructions for sewing a radial starburst purse as part of a plastic canvas blog-hop and a recipe for a truly delicious lemon marmalade.
I sewed pink linen pants and a coordinating pink brocade top. I shared sewing tutorials for How to Bias Finish an Armhole and Tips for Insert Piping in a Neckline and Tips for Using a Bias Binding Foot.
And now a bit about my failures for the month: I kinda fizzled out on Me Made May and I feel really guilty about it. They say your harshest critic is yourself, and I’m sure that there’s nobody out there that’s angry with me for not getting my promised outfit photos (right?). But I’m disappointed in myself for not getting daily photos the second half of the month. I was off to a great start with the first half, but I missed a couple of days and then never regained my momentum. I think my problem was pressure that I put on myself to get interesting unique photos of each outfit. If I was running too late to take it on the way into work then I was probably frazzled and just wanted to get home to sweats by the end of the day. I also didn’t get the chance to sew my quilt block of the month or take part in the theme for this month’s stashbusting (knits). Oh well. I am human. I had a busy month full of other wonderful things. And the lesson that I can’t do it all is a lesson that I must learn, and re-learn, and re-learn.