I like photography, poetry, sewing, cooking, antiques, finding things that I need, finding things others have lost, good friends, children, sunshine, cloths just taken off the line, a beautiful sunset and sunrise. I look nightly at the night sky to find the auroras and falling stars! I love the misty morning here on the west coast in the fall – and how life just echos it’s presence inside of the cool white mists!
I am a self employed bookkeeper and have been so for 22 years so now it is time to reinvent myself. But what do I want to be now? What can I be now? Actually right now I am just being lazy! It takes work to do all of this and when I am at my computer it is usually for work, but at this moment I am being lazy.
I taught myself how to sew after I finished high school. It is something that I have turned back to time and time again. And I have learned so much. By leaning to sew, I found the courage to learn to write, to move out of poverty and into comfort. All because I taught myself to sew. It is a very long story as I have been on this planet for over 50 years.
I have delved into the dress of old, how it was made and how your place in society deemed what you could ware! A lot of old patterns were rectangles and squares put in the right places. The kimono is one that comes to mind. Blades and knives were expensive and scissors were for the well off, so the rest made due with what was at hand.
Modern society has made it easy for so many of us. All of what we need is manufactured someplace, usually cheap, so we as a society are losing the skills necessary to hold on to the basics. Basics like agriculture, textiles and even labor. Hard work. It is hard but I also find it rewarding. A task well done laid out in front of you is about the feeling of accomplishment, the feeling of a job well done. And it feels good.