I’m back (on FB)

Well, that didn’t last as long as I planned.

I ended up coming back before my personal goal of waiting until March before logging back on to Facebook. It just wasn’t working out for me this time.

It didn’t help that shortly after logging out, I ended up getting sick (my husband had been sick the week before). Most of the people I know and keep up with all use FB. So… my not being there meant I didn’t talk to too many people, especially since I don’t really get out in “real life” too often. I live a little too far away from most of my friends and family to do that regularly (plus, I didn’t want to get them sick).

I did update some of the graphics on various social media sites. That was kind of fun, but I’m sure it wasted a little time I could have been sewing. I did get some sewing done, but I’m not as far along as I’d hoped to be. I even tried sketching a little, but I need to get out and run some errands so I can proceed with some of the drawings I’ve had planned. That was the worst — between being sick, and ice days, I couldn’t get out to run errands or buy sewing supplies. Argh! And I won’t get into those times I just wasn’t in the mood to sew.

Of course, sometimes it’s good that you don’t just dive in without thinking. As it turns out, I realized something with my current sewing project, that had I not taken things slowly, I’d be ripping out stitches. I can’t afford to make a ton of mistakes right now, and I’m not working from instructions or a pattern, so I have to contemplate all the steps and the order to do them. And since my sewing skills are a little rusty from not using them as frequently or recently, and my poor brain has other things on its mind… you can just imagine how slowly I am working when I do. 😉

I am going to continue on the current project (plural, as it’s a whole new era, and I need all the layers), but I’m not going to torture myself about a deadline and rush things. If I have to wear modern clothes (or dress as a “muggle” as we put it in our costuming group), then so be it. I’ll take photos and still have fun seeing my friends. I just don’t want to potentially mess up something — especially a garment as important as the foundation all the clothing will be built around. I’ll get my spirits back up eventually (getting over this cold completely and getting back to fitness should help a lot with my blues), and get my focus back. Once I feel a little more confident about my pattern, I’m sure I’ll even have fun again.

I hate that point where you still aren’t fully sure something you drafted will work out — it seems like it’s going to work, but it worked up a little too easily, and you really won’t be sure until it’s almost done. Well, you start getting a little paranoid or at the least, lose a bit of confidence.

So, there we go…

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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