Monday, November 11, 2013

It's been a while...

So, it's been almost three years since my last post, and I'll keep this short and sweet. In all honesty, I had given up on the idea of blogging. I didn't have enough ideas or enough time to regularly maintain a blog. At the time that I abandoned this blog, I was also working for a major control freak (an understatement) who had made me paranoid that if he detected that I had any sort of life outside of work, it could be held against me.

Since I last posted, I've had a lot of big changes in my life:
  •  A few months after that last post, I changed jobs and moved to a much healthier work environment.
  • In June 2012, I had my daughter Eva. I can't believe that she's 16 months old now. She's absolutely amazing, and I love being her mom.
  • In May 2013, I was canned from my "new" job when the startup company that I worked for laid off 1/3 of its employees, including my whole team. I'm sure that many of you have been through this and know that it's not fun.
  • After going on many interviews and evaluating our options, I accepted an offer with the Large Internet Retailer based in Seattle (the name of my team rhymes with Spindle). As a result, we packed up the family, including our four cats, and moved to Seattle last summer.
Now that I've re-started this blog (again), I have several goals for future posts:
  • In the near term, I am participating in the Cake patterns Red Velvet sewalong. This sewalong runs for the next two weeks, and I'll be blogging my progress here.
  • In the long term, I will post about my sewing projects, patterns, fabric, and such. 
  • For 2014, I am seriously thinking about trying to add some structure to my sewing by coming up with a plan of some sort to push me out of my comfort zone. I have a few ideas for this, which will be a separate post.
  • I reserve the right to occasionally post musings about being a new Seattlite, being a mother of a toddler, and whatever topic strikes my fancy. Trust me, if I allow myself to wander "off topic" a bit, I'll be much more likely to keep this blog regularly updated.
That's all for now!


  1. Welcome back to the blogging world. Good luck with your plans.

  2. As someone who has also stopped and started trying to be more consistent in the blogging world, I had to pause and post a comment to welcome you back!
    I have a niece who lives in the Seattle area! The weather is very different than San Diego, I hope you will enjoy the change! You will love the coffee (Starbucks!!!):-)
    Don't think your posts must be earth-shattering....just post about yourself and all will be well. Nice to meet you!

  3. Oh it is so good to see you back. I too am trying to get my blog going. . Your little girl is adorable. You look good and look like you've lost weight since we last saw you online. Welcome back. Lorri

  4. Welcome back to the dark side! =)

    I knew of your life changes by various posts on PR. I look forward to reading more from you.

  5. I just found your blog via PR! I'm in the Seattle area as well, also have 4 cats, and two little boys to boot. I enjoy sewing, but am easily distracted... I seem to be much better at planning projects than I am at completing them. Ha! Looking forward to following your sewing adventures. :)