But. I think it's time. Because people keep telling me to "do something for myself" and you know what? I don't WANT to lie in bed eating bonbons and watching romcoms (sorry). That's not who I am, not who I *want* to be.
What I want is to be a skilled craftswoman. And I want to make some money so that *I* feel serious and valued. I can be all philosophical about this, but ultimately money is a symbol of value. It's not my family that doesn't value me. It's not my friends. It's *me*. So philosophizing about the value of wife/mother/homeschooler is ... moot.
I joined the American Sewing Guild yesterday, which is the only place that garment seamstresses congregate in my area. A step in the right direction.
And I did quite a bit of sewing yesterday... some of which was instant gratification, and some of which was art.
And I started work on my daughter's last dress. Progressing and seeing what my machine will do. I trimmed the edges last night (time consuming) and I think I will make a double-row of this "lace" effect at the base of the bodice to look like a strip of lace. (There will be real lace at the hem).