I've spent much of the last while trying to regain the normal rhythms of a regular job. Somehow, the two and a bit years of being a student messed with my programming and I have found the transition to Federal droid exhausting. The early mornings, the meals to prepare, the laundry... The small details of daily existence overwhelmed me for a while, and leached my creativity. Sure, I did some desultory knitting and quilting, but nothing epic.
Next week, I celebrate my one-year anniversary with my new job. It's been a steep learning curve, but I feel as if I'm getting into the swing of things. The one year mark also ends my probationary period; not that I'm not good at what I do, or a slacker or anything, but it's still nice to know that I'm permanent now.
My urge to create again has been rising since the fall. I have wonderful friends who enable me in every way possible, and after some adventures at CSNF, specifically at the Farthingale's booth, Kate and I have been stewing over corsetry. Over the winter, we've found a wonderful and skilled teacher and arranged for lessons on how to master these complex garments. We've had our final lesson and are close to completing our first corset, but Kate and I are hopelessly hooked. :)
I've also decided to up my sewing skills by enrolling part-time in the Fashion Design Program at Algonquin College. Almost everything I know about sewing I've taught myself, and it's time for some more formal education. I'm excited about the chance to learn and grow, and have updated my sewing room (new cutting table and storage) and tools (a new serger!) accordingly.
I think perhaps I will want to share more as I embark on this journey, so with this post I poke my languishing blog and wake it up. :)