I usually try to keep the blog focused on sewing-related stuff, but today I'm breaking that rule. If you're hoping for tips on organizing your sewing room or musings on cartoon mini-helpers, read no further.
Anyone left? OK, here's my news. I got a tattoo for my birthday yesterday! I'm thrilled with it and can't stop staring at my left inner forearm:
The flash diluted the color a little bit -- that blue is deeper. (And if you're wondering -- yes, I am that pale.) "Omit needless words" is my favorite writing advice, a bit of wisdom from the amazing Strunk & White "Elements of Style". (I re-read it every year!) I also like the idea of using it as a reminder to ignore the negative thoughts that pop up way too easily in my noggin.
This is my first tattoo, and I really felt ready to get it. In the past I've thought about it, but was overwhelmed by the idea of something that would be on me for the rest of my life. But this felt right, and I loved the idea of declaring my love of my chosen profession on my, ahem, 42nd birthday. Bring on the wardrobe of elbow-length sleeves!
It looks like I hit 100 followers yesterday as well -- double happy birthday to me! This calls for a giveaway -- I'll post details on Monday!