If you've been progressing toward the end of the week (Congrats!) the weekend is almost here!
In the US, we're celebrating Thanksgiving, where the desire to get the perfect turkey and meal, spending time with relatives you may or may not desire to see, and planning crazy shopping the day after. And, some people chose to give thanks for their lives (we do!).
Yesterday, I went to the paragon of booksellers, and bought three sewing magazines. One serves as an excellent reference and I learned a couple of techniques. The magazine is Teach yourself to Sew by Threads magazine.
For example, there are tools to help your presser foot stay level over thick seams! And, the best way to get sharp points on a collar or tight angle is to make a box type of stitch during the seam instead of a point. . . I never had problems with that but good to know! I recommend it as a fun reference with lots of good tips.
Finally, on my Kindle 3, thanks dad!, I downloaded Pat Conroy's My Reading Life (which is a love story to writers and readers, really).
I find this so true, even on a minor level, like this sewing blog. I won't address the larger first amendment issues in America, but I will say that I do write my blog in fear of offending others (not to be confused with tolerance, though). I am careful to monitor the voice and tone of my blog - really, I want to promote and enjoy home sewing - and encourage others to try (and learn from the legion of experts out there). I want my blog to be accessible. And maybe, that is the way of it for writing that is trying to accomplish a goal such as this. Readers, do you find your voices chilled by political correctness?
Just a few things to think about (and feel free to respond!) - Pat Conroy's book is an easy read if you haven't had the chance yet. . .