I am social media stupid. I kinda don’t get it, but sorta feel like I’m catching on? Perhaps I’ve watched too many 19th c. period movies. My mind just seems to be off in other eras a lot!
But, great things can come out of social media. Leila from the Three Dresses Project came up with the term #sewcialist for people who sew & do the whole twitter/social media thing. Fun, right?
Then, Another Sewing Scientist came up with the brilliant idea to make a google map of where we all live- no not our exact address, just general cities & neighborhoods. You can also add your favorite local fabric stores to the map.
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Finally, a Chicago sewing blogger meetup! Yes! When I first started blogging I felt so isolated. I realized one of the blogs I had been following was run by a Chicagoan & I commented on her blog about how excited I was to hear about another Chicago sewing blogger as I hadn’t heard of any others. She never replied.
Since then I’ve met Rhonda, this past weekend meet up with Sally (more on that to come) & randomly met another blogger while we were both on our way back from Vogue. OK, maybe not so random, but in all my fabric store trips (& you know there have been too many to count) I’ve never started chatting with another person who both sewed & blogged.
So, this is a shout out to all Chicago area sewing bloggers (or just people who like to sew but don’t have blogs), talk to me! We’re looking at late March at the Vogue flagship store in Evanston for the meet up date. Come on out of the woodworks & I’ll cc you in on our long e-mail list for the meetup.
One final note, this blog looks wonky! That’s because I’m switching servers. My fabulous, talented & professional friend Kim, who owns a web design company, is handling the switching. But, the templates I’ve been using were chock full of bugs & when she switched over to the server things went a bit cuckoo. Debugging that thing would take too much time away from building my new site. Yes, I’m getting a pretty new blog layout sometime in March or April!
None of these problems are Kim’s fault, just the fault of bad code in free templates. So, if you’re looking for a good web designer who has blog & WordPress experience, so talk to Kim.
One final note- an upcoming podcast will be on why & how we choose patterns. E-mail me at disparatedisciplinesATgmail with tip son how you choose patterns for your body type.