by Lesly / Saturday, 8 May 2010 /
Today was the first day I could get to my sewing machine since I returned from my round of conferences. I am rapidly amassing a pile of WIPs, not to mention my bees, some of which I am shockingly behind on. (I am having a mental block concerning Sharon's gnome homes; I just can't figure out what to make for her!) I decided to work on the neutral blocks, since I see that as the quickest finish. And I would like to have something new to enter in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival put on by Amy's Creative Side. I believe that is the 21st of this month, so I'll have a deadline to work towards. I think it's doable - after today I only have two blocks to make, plus the sashing, and quilting, of course!
Here's a question for you. What do you think of the term "sewist"? I have to admit it makes me feel like I have fleas. It's true I am a bit reactionary when it comes to words. Naturally, I don't mind new words for new concepts or things, but I do object when perfectly good words are discarded for lesser choices. I do understand that "sewer" can have two meanings, only one of which is nice, but context solves a multitude of problems. For example, the word bass, which rhymes with your rear end, is never confused with bass, which rhymes with face, when you are talking about going fishing. Am I right? I came across this article from January, and I thought, right on. What about you? Are you a sewist, a sewer, a stitcher or a seamstress? (Saying "I'm a quilter" is too easy!)