So we are more than half way through the year and I’m only on my fifth Sunday Sevens post! At least they are still going though…and I keep seeing a few other bloggers do their posts regularly so that’s always nice to see too.
I feel like recently I’ve done more sewing than I have done in a while so I think I’m starting to get back into the swing of things. I’ve got a few future projects lined up that I’m excited to dig into. I’ve been trying to get things done while Rosie takes her afternoon nap but sometimes she joins me by the sewing table as you will see below. Here’s a couple of mid project photos. Both projects will be blogged about soon!
I decided to update my ‘about’ page so thought I would also publish it as a little blog post too. Enjoy!
A little while ago I began blogging about what my life was like after we moved over to Alabama from the UK. The blog mainly consisted of posts about what I was currently making and eating. Over time, Threads & Bobbins has evolved to be a broad Lifestyle blog with my sewing projects at the core.
I’ve been sewing for a while, dipping in and out of projects whenever time has allowed. Back in school, I completed my Textiles course and did reasonably well. My Grandma had always helped me with projects I had in mind growing up so I feel like sewing has just always been in my life. More recently, I’ve been sewing some of my own clothes…some of which have been great and others not so. But that’s one of the things I love about sewing; it’s a huge learning curve and with every garment I face new challenges.
2017 ended a little differently for us this year as we became parents! At the end of October I was put on bedrest & given some medication to keep Rosie cooking for a little while longer. Once I came off the medication, she decided to come 2 weeks early and was born on the 20th November. She is just so precious and we are absolutely loving every moment with her…even the sleepless nights…sort of!
While we were in the UK, Maisy and Buzz stayed at a local doggy daycare! They absolutely LOVE going there and are always so tired when they come home. Every few days the place we take them uploads photos of the dogs playing onto Facebook, which is great, especially when we are in a different country. Here are a few photos from their stay; notice how they gradually get dirtier! 😀 Luckily, they are bathed every week & they had a trim before they came back home. 🙂
After our Green Cards were approved back in June (yey us!), we knew that we wanted to start looking at houses. As much as we had liked our apartment, we were getting to the stage where we felt very restricted and watched. The dogs had no immediate place to run around together and I did feel a little awkward heading out with them first thing in my pyjamas, because let’s face it…not everyone gets dressed as soon as they wake up! 🙂 In addition to this, renting was just killing us. It’s so expensive to rent and there’s nothing that we get to keep as the end result.
For over a month now I’ve only been blogging via Sunday Sevens. I do love Sunday Sevens as it does allow me to keep my blog active, but it’s not what I wanted this blog to be about. I think I’ve had a spate of writer’s block! It’s almost like I’ve been putting off blogging about other things as I know that I haven’t written about sewing for A VERY LONG TIME! This week I’ve reminded myself that I made this blog to share sewing projects but also to document my lifestyle. You may notice that my header has changed slightly in the hope that I won’t worry about blogging about other things. My main ‘worry’ was that someone would visit my blog and think that it would be primarily focused on sewing, and they would actually find a lot of non-sewing related posts. I’ve changed my mindset to think… “Why am I worrying?…it’s my blog!
Threads = sewing
Bobbins = other bits & bobs (yes, I know that bobbins also = sewing but just don’t think about that part!