Over the course of this wonderful summer I took a break from sewing and from social media.

The former was enforced as I was out of the country for a lot of it and therefore separated from my sewing machine. I'd been on a bit of a sewing bender in the Spring, which I thoroughly enjoyed, made some fab garments which may or may not make it to these pages, but was a bit all consuming and not conducive to any type of organisation in the rest of my life. I needed to take a break.

And the latter just kind of happened. 

But I think there was a bit more behind it than that. I made a conscious decision to be fully focused on my children. Of course as a stay at home mum (in part thanks to the epic amount of time it is taking for my green card to be processed - approaching 3 years now), they are pretty much my every focus anyway, but being with them for 11 weeks solidly... [read more]