Recently I attended a Girls Night Out and included were talks from a McGrath breast care nurse and a lifeline counsellor. The take home message from the counsellor was the importance of self care.
I absolutely agree . Some women equate self care with being selfish. Self care is important at all stages of our lives whether we are students , new mothers , working women etc.
My husband and children sometimes encourage me to buy new clothes. Like other sewers my interest in shopping has waned although I appreciate the eye candy and potential inspiration. For me though self care involves not buying new clothes but not feeling guilty in getting rid of old ones. I often keep clothes way past their best. So with this sage self -care advice fresh in my mind I did some stash busting and sewed up a pair of new pajama pants and a singlet and promptly got rid of the old ones before I could change my mind.
I think as sewers we have a fair idea about self care ( unless we are constantly sewing for others) and it is just another one of the multitude of reasons why sewing is such a lovely hobby .
So here`s to daily self -care . Cheers Janine.