I wrote this post a year ago, on January 23, 2018 and never published. I was at work, checking Twitter (like one does) when I saw a friend retweeting a post from neil gaiman about Ursula K. Le Guin’s death. (I wrote passing, but as she’s not one to mince words, why should I?) She … More An Icon.
Marie Kondo inspired me to Tidy Up my sewing room. I think it might actually stick this time! … More Marie Kondo meets my sewing space
I have 38 draft blog posts. I have tried multiple times over the last year to make time to share my thoughts with you. To explain why I was painting and drawing instead of sewing. Each time I started out profound and then got lost in the weeds of what I was trying to say. … More Intermission
Happy Anniversary Shao Jun! The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China game was released three years ago today. Even if her game is small compared to the sweeping storylines of the main Assassin’s Creed games, I’m grateful that there is a prominent Chinese woman in the Assassin Brotherhood.
My friend group is in the early years of its “baby boom” and not being a parent myself, I don’t always know what new parents (or new humans) need and want. Thankfully I was once a small child and I remember how much fabric wall hangings and playmats got in my household. My mom made both … More A Wild Baby Play Mat
Between the personal upheaval of 2016 and the political uneasiness of 2017, it feels like an eternity since I lost myself in a novel. (The last one I devoured was Catacomb the third novel in a trilogy by Madeleine Roux.) Instead of fiction, I’ve been glued to breaking news updates on my phone and introspective … More Surrendering to a story
I want my last blog post of 2017 to be about the most recent (and most glorious) thing I sewed this year because it functions as an exuberant punctuation mark on the preceding two years. … More Completed: a divine gown from BurdaStyle
I grew up with the understanding that I would choose a major in college and that would be the career path I would follow for the rest of my life. Technology and the 2007 Great Recession changed that worldview. I’ve reinvented myself at least three times so far in my career. The reinventions that took … More Learning New Things & Teaching Myself
I frequently parroted this parable as a way to remind or convince (persuade?) myself that I was going the right direction. It served to counter my backwards glances, my fears that I had made the wrong choice somewhere along the line. This perspective assumed that there was a “one true path” for my career/life. I … More An Arrow Only Points One Way
Autumn causes animals to stock up on food. I’m trying to declutter my wardrobe in advance of sewing new pieces. … More Navigating the 2017 Closet Purge