Thursday, July 22, 2010
To Smock or Not to Smock
Early in 2000, I set my sites on getting my smocking published in Sew Beautiful magazine http://www.marthapullen.com/sb/sewbeautiful.html). In 2002, I started a local smocking guild, The Emerald Coast Smocking Guild when the town I moved to did not have a smocking guild. In 2003, I began to pursue publication in Sew Beautiful Magazine. I was able to work with the magazine to have our local smocking guild featured in the Easter 2005 issue. I even designed a smocking plate that was featured in the magazine.
By 2007, Timothy had outgrown smocked outfits, and I put my smocking supplies away, and with that, I put a part of me away. I resigned myself to doing what most other moms do when their children outgrow their smocking..... I took up quilting. Now, don't get me wrong. I like quilting. I *love* quilts. They're works of art. However, I am not very good at it. I've been working at it for quite some time, but it just doesn't come as naturally to me as smocking did.
Now here I am -- it's 2010. I am newly married to a wonderful man who is very supportive and encouraging of me enjoying my creative hobbies. So... what do you do when you love to smock, but your children have outgrown it?
Posted by Connie Bauder at 8:58 PM