Hey all! Wow, have I ever been a No Show! I know I don’t have to explain my absence but let me talk about what I’ve been doing.
Learning ASL. American Sign Language. Since October or so. And I love it. I can’t really explain how much learning to sign has added to our lives. But let me try.
- Friends. We have caught up with old friends and made new friends by learning this language and joining a group that uses it daily. Some Deaf, some Hard of Hearing, and some hearing who use ASL.
- Gaining a deeper understanding of concepts by learning something in ASL. By signing to express thoughts and feelings, you gain a 3rd dimension of understanding. Hard to explain but it is so real.
- Hubby and I getting closer by learning a language together. Okay, we also used it last week in public to discuss a stranger sitting near us. Not nasty stuff, just “Green jacket guy. Who?” “Know not.” It was awesome to be able to share information silently. P.S. I did know green jacket guy, like, since he was a baby. Didn’t recognize him all grown up with a baby of his own!
- Finding out I am pretty good at something! I should have been doing this for years. Jeez.
And saw The Force Awakens.
Back to sewing stuff. This rose print fabric has been on my mind lately. I bought it in Toronto in August.
I have been wearing dresses a lot. A lot for winter actually. And I wanted to stitch up New Look 6910 again. I love this pattern.
So, the fabric is being washed as we speak. Hoping to do up the version with cap sleeves if I have enough fabric.
What have you been working on? Do you get sidelined because you are focusing on other things? Do you know any sign language?
Thanks for dropping by!