A New Dress Each Day – Check out this Inspiring Blog

By on August 30th, 2013
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If you have been following this blog for a while, you may know that my goal this year has been to blog about machine embroidery every day in 2013.  So far, so good.  (Okay, okay, I am two days behind, but ANYWAY…) The results of daily blogging have been pretty remarkable.  Although it has been a TON of work, I have learned so much about my craft – far beyond what I would have learned otherwise.

The idea to blog every day came from a few different people who took on a similar challenge.  Of course, the “Julie and Julia” story was an inspiration – but complicated cooking everyday… polite pass.  Another inspiration came from a book I read called “Sleeping Naked is Green” where the author did something “green” every day for a year and blogged about it. She even gave up Cheetos!!  (Is no orange the new green???)  Again, no thank you.  While these examples planted the seed for my blogging mission, my motivation was not to blog just to blog.  I wanted to learn as much as possible about machine embroidery and appliqué and by writing about it everyday for a year – I figured I would.  And I have.

Since starting my own blog, I have paid less attention to other blogs, because maintaining my own takes so much time and energy.  But the other day – thanks to the magazines I read in my gym – I read an article about a blogger named Marisa Lynch who set up a unique challenge for herself. In 2013, she limited her clothing budget to $365 dollars and each day she restyles discarded clothing or items she bought from thrift stores with her paltry budget. Check out her story and her great ideas. http://www.newdressaday.com  I can’t wait to get over to Goodwill and see what I can recreate with some spare change and my sewing and embroidery machine.

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