Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fashioning My Cyber Microcosm: My Confessions.

One of Miss Space Unicorn's recent posts was inspired by another blogger in an event of admitting your biggest "geek confessions". This got me to thinking about mine... I could and was about to post about them, like the fact that I love comics but I'm not fond of Marvel or D.C. , or that I was an insufferable (but good) ninja during my WoW playing days, or even that I prefer DOTA2 over LoL despite the fact that LoL has more characters and more maps...

But, you know, I haven't been doing a whole lot of either of those things since the start of October, and even a little before then (though I did resub to SWTOR this past weekend). I've been sewing... a lot. Not just the things I have been sharing, but many many other things. Sewing to the point where even I don't think I could stitch another stitch... but I keep on stitching anyway. So you know that all I have on my mind is sewing... even if I probably need a break from it. Part of the reason I resubbed to swtor is to give me a reason to step away once I find time this upcoming deadline (Thursday, phew!). 

So I figured, why not confess my biggest "sewing confessions"?! Things that I should be ashamed of, but continue to do anyway...

Onto the confessions!

1.
You know when they tell you not to do this, because you could accidentally swallow one? Well, it's true... believe me, and I don't know why I still have this habit having nearly swallowed them many times before-- even one time recently, when I attempted to speak Klingonese while draping onto my dressform... I was caught up in the passion of a particular space battle...

2. 

I should be really ashamed of this one, because it's one thing I actively try to advocate... but the truth is, I forget to change out the needle in my machines more often than someone so loud about this matter should.

3.

I am a night owl under normal circumstances, so this wouldn't be so bad... except lately I have been pushing myself beyond my threshold, only because I just want to be done. Another poor choice is the poor lighting I have in my room, so I try and not to sew during the night... but that's hard to do as someone who is normally most active at night.

4. 


Probably my biggest and baddest confession, I can't always be bothered to change the tension of my machine. Jersey? Chiffon? Denim?? ... it's set where it is, and unless my machine starts sassing me, then and only then will I tinker with it.

That's that. Shocked? Maybe? Not really? Heh. In my defense, I never had someone to teach me sewing etiquette... I just had my books and my wits.

Feel free to comment with your own geeky or seamster confessions!

10 comments:

  1. I don't press as often as I should, nor do I change my needles often enough. And I'm okay with this.

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    1. Heh, I'm so anal about pressing. It irks me to see puffy and wrinkled seams on a finished garment when I want to see clean lines and crispness to satisfy my minds eye enough to call it done.

      At least you don't have a ton of bad habits, like I do! I could've posted 4 more... hehe...

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  2. I never take needles in my mouth, but I don't press, sew late at night and don't bother with tension and needle changing. I'm a lazy seamstress, what can I say?!

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    1. I think we all are to some extent!

      I keep playing around with the idea of investing in sewing room lights... they're expensive, because of how bright they need to be, but I bet it would be heaps and heaps less stressful sewing at night.

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  3. I don't clean my bobbin-case-shuttle-hook-feed-dog-cavity-thingy as often as I should. I also don't bother to learn the proper names for parts of my machine. I had to look up the names of all the parts I don't clean because actually just use the terms from the old Regretsy sewing machine chart. The NSFW one, not the less-rude one.

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    1. Well I learned my parts somewhat unintentionally... I read the manual enough! Heheh.

      I had to look that up, and now I'm convinced the manuals had it all wrong =P

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  4. Hahh, I love this post! ^^ I know absolutely nothing about sewing, but I'm glad, that my post inspired you! ^^

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  5. Great geeky confessions that I can relate to myself :) I have never experienced the risk of swallowing needles eventhough I keep between my lips. I change sewingmachine depending on what I sew because the one from the 60's is good for some lining, fold sewing and the newere is great for jersey.

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    1. One machine should never be enough, I say!
      If I could somehow convince my husband, I would have a machine for every function and need of my sewing whims lol... now I just have to abide by what my machine will tolerate, and moderately attempt its boundaries when I reeeeally want to try something else lol

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