Today is my birthday!
Yep, I’m turning 46 today! I’m struggling to write something profound about this mid-term age, but overall life is good. Speaking of ageing, I heard a guy on a podcast the other day saying that he thinks there are two cliché ways to age; either becoming grumpy and conservative or get a motorbike and some tattoos. And while a lot of people scoff at the second option, he argued it is actually preferable as it means you are still curious and want to do new things. I think he had a point!
So if I have one age-related wish (apart from being reasonably healthy) it would be that I can be open-minded and always be ready to try and learn new things. Sewing related and otherwise.
I also committed to one age-related vanity thing this summer, I went to a hair salon and got some blond balayage highlights, hoping that a blonder shade would blend better with those silver strands that I’m getting more and more of. I hadn’t dyed my hair in almost 10 years, and it was the first time I had a professional do it. I have to say that I love my new hair colour! I used to be blonde as a child, and my current hair colour is very similar to the one I had until my hair turned brown when I was around 20.
Learn some Swedish sewing words!
After Sunday’s vlog where I tried to speak Sewing English, I got requests to do a similar video with Swedish sewing words. Well, I’ve done a little video now with some fun words (did you know that we call thimble “Finger castle” in Sweden?). You can watch the video on my Facebook page or on my InstragramTV channel , and I also included a few fun bonus facts. I hope I did a better job with the English words this time, due to your helpful comments and not trusting Google Translate!
Coverstitch book update
In July, during the summer vacation, I managed to finish 1/3 of the book pages for my upcoming coverstitch book. That feels like a huge achievement and goes to show how much I can accomplish when I don’t have my day job to attend to, lol. Now I’m back at work and the tempo will slow down considerably. But the fact that I’ve gotten so much done already has made me confident that I can publish the book somewhere in the early months of next year. I also plan to wake up an hour earlier most weekday mornings to get some editing done before work, just like I did with my last book. Those hours do add up over time.
Have a happy sewing August!