Wow, I've been here four hundred times. It's a milestone for me!
I didn't think I'd last this long. At first the idea of blogging seemed vain. Why would I want to put my stuff out there? Who would read it? Who would I want reading it? Then, why do I care? So, even after arguing with myself, I still liked the idea and decided it would be a diary to keep track of my sewing room output. I'll try it. As it was, I'd been keeping track of my work in paper journals for years. This would be better - there'd be pictures. And if anyone stopped by for a visit, great. People sometimes ask, "What're you working on?" and I could refer them to my blog (aka too-lazy-to-explain-more-than-once or here-lemme-show-you).
Once I started, I was concerned I'd run out of things to say, or the act of writing would become a chore, or I couldn't post as often as I intended. But I continue to sew, which requires photographs, which requires explanations. I'll never stop sewing, so here I am, at Post 400.
I know some have been here since the beginning (Mom, Jac, Jo, Hiromi, Nacy, Masami). Many pop by quietly, regularly and/or occasionally... (blog stats give me clues, heh-heh-heh). Doesn't matter! As explained before, I'd be doing this no matter what. BUT IT'S WAY MORE FUN WITH YOU HERE -- thank you for allowing me to share!
Because you've become part of my journey and maybe find pleasure in one way or another in my words and images, I would love to offer something to you, you and you, this blue Secret Keeper doll. Small problem, I only have one left. All you, you and you have to do is leave a comment in this post. After five days I will choose a random number from among the comments and she'll be on her way to her new home. I'll ask for your address later.
Here's the deal about a Secret Keeper doll. You know how someone will tell you a secret and you're not supposed to tell? I know, bursting sometimes, right? So, tell the doll. The Secret Keeper keeps it buttoned up (see mouth) and she symbolically keeps it in the pocket hidden underneath her jacket. FAQs: No, it's not a cultural thing; Yes, I made it up. Shh, don't tell.