Judy tagged me (me! me! me!) for one of those talk-about-yourself thingies. Since she’s so nice (and I love nothing so much as expounding about myself), I have graciously agreed to participate.
Yeah. It was a real struggle.
1. Which pattern/vintage style have you been thinking the most about lately?
This question presumes a lot, most notably that I actually think about my sewing beforehand and don't just jump in willy-nilly like a deranged butcher waving a cleaver. But if I were to think ahead, I would have to say that the thing most often floating around at the back of my mind is: tunics. I have always (and I mean always) been a tunic kind of girl. And this summer I'm hoping to get a few fitted and made up in cotton lawn (you know, before it's winter again... which is probably asking too much).
The other presumption made by this question is that patterns are the pre-eminent focus of my sewing. Which they are not. I am a fabric-lover of the highest order. I. Love. Textiles. Sewing is just a convenient excuse to continue purchasing fabric. I firmly believe industrialized society has grievously lost something essential by no longer wearing textiles that have been ornately hand-embellished. If I could, I would wear clothing that was completely and unabashedly textile-driven, like for instance saris. Nine flippin' yards of gorgeous fabric for one garment? That you just drape around you?? Sign me up.
Unfortunately, I also firmly believe that a) it’s rude to appropriate other people’s cultures for your own personal benefit and b) sari's are not a good look for me. To reconcile myself, I'm currently scouring the web for (relatively) cheap sari and border-print fabric to make myself some... tunics.
2. What's the one place that you want to visit that you've never been before?
The year 2167.
3. How do you relax?
I do not relax. Ever. I am an extremely anxious person. Relaxing doesn't really figure in.
Well, I'm closest to relaxed when I'm reading a book. I love love love to read.
4. What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday as in "a sanctioned day of rest and/or observation" or my favorite holiday as in "we went on a trip somewhere"?
January 13 - International Skeptics Day.
5. What is one sewing skill you want to learn/try out?
6. Can you knit? crochet? other crafting talents?
anything else that is sewing with a needle and embroidery thread
quilt (hand quilting)
paint (in all fairness, this is my former profession)
sculpt (if forced under threat of life and limb)
pottery (if it was the only thing standing between me and certain doom)
Here's what I can't do (yet):
quilling (not sure why I'd want to)
small engine repair
7. What garment/accessory do you wear the most?
8. How much time do you spend reading blogs? (per day or week)
Way too much. I like a good procrastination.
9. Your motto/mantra?
Hmmm.... I would like to say it's "Do unto others as you would have done unto you." But probably "Doh!" is more accurate.
I’m supposed to tag some people (I forget how many) but I think everyone I would tag has already been tagged. Maybe. I have to think about that… If I have more time tomorrow I’ll post some tags.