the sewcial sewist

At the beginning of every year I do an introduction of myself and list my sewing goals for the year. This year will no different.

I am Riesha (Ree-sha) known on Instagram as the Sewcial Sewist. I have been sewing for 6 1/2 years now. It was my therapy when my mom passed away in 2014. It helped me to cope with loosing her and it was just what I needed to not be so depressed. I do miss her daily and know that she is looking down on my accomplishments and smiling. I am a mother of 2 grown children, my daughter is 25 and my son, recent college graduate, will be 23 so proud of them both. My daughter graduated college in 2018. I have been married for almost 24 years to a wonderful guy who supports me in all I do, no matter the hobby or the cost.

Sewing goals for this year will include making active wear and jackets. I recently completed a coat that I started 3 years ago and learned a lot of skills on what to and what not to do, so now I am motivated to continue my growth in sewing. I have also signed up for 3 classes this Spring at the local community college here to expand my knowledge. The classes are Apparel Construction II, Textiles, and an Entrepreneur class. I am most looking forward to the Entrepreneur class as I wrote in a previous blog, that I opened my T-shirt business and I am looking forward to making my business more profitable.

My blogging goals for this year will be to blog at least 4 times a month. I am adding fitness and style to the profile, so be prepared for some fitness tips and style posts in the near future. Right now I am doing the Gymshark66 challenge, you can see more posts on my IG page of what I am doing there. I thought to create a separate page for my fitness, but then thought why, when it is part of my daily lifestyle. I am just going to keep as one, gives everyone that follows me a sense of what I do daily outside of sewing. That way you get to me and not just my sewing.

Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post on what I made in 2020. 2020 was a slow sewing year as I lost some of my sewjo with all that has been going on in the world and today as I write this post, the world is a scary place right now. I am not going into details but just know that we are effected by the actions that are taking place today. Please stay safe and healthy.

Bye for now, time to go Sew Something!!!