Hello 2020!!!

Happy New Year!!

Welcome to my Blog, I am Riesha, also known as the Sewcial Sewist. If you are new to my blog, thank you for stopping by and checking it out, if you are a returning viewer, thank you for your continued support. I wanted to start off the New Year with a get to know me better post.

Me and My Family

I am Riesha, mother of 2 grown children who I adore and am so proud of. My daughter is a Communications Major, who graduated in 2018 from Sacramento State University, she is the oldest. My son is an Economics Major with an expected date of graduation from Sacramento State University in December 2020. Now can you see why I am so proud? During the day I work for the State of California as an Analyst working on the Finance and Administration Committee Board items, by night I am a Sewist who loves to workout. I have been married to my husband since September 1997.

Where I work

My workstation is my formal dining and living room that I have converted into my own space, except for the 2 fish tanks we own, everything else is sewing or crafting related. This is a great space for me, as it is downstairs and when everyone else is upstairs sleeping I can easily work downstairs without waking anyone. I sew on a Babylock Aria sewing machine and a Babylock Evolution Serger as my main machines. I do own 2 other sewing machines, 1 sewing/embroidery machine, and 1 other serger.  I do use them all depending on the project.

Sewing time

I have been sewing since Summer 2014 after the death of my mother. It was hard for me to deal with her loss, so I had to put my energy into something, to not fall into depression and not be able to cope. It’s not what she would have wanted for me. She would have wanted me to continue living. I did just that and now sewing has grown into a passion.  I try to get some time in during the week, even if it is only 30 minutes a day here and there. I get most of my sewing done on the weekends or during a holiday week.

My Favorite Garments to Sew

I would have to say right now that my favorites are dresses. I haven’t mastered the art of making pants, YET!!!, but it is on my top 3 priorities for 2020. I love a maxi and a mini dress. It just depends on the print of the fabric or the cut of the dress on how I decide which one I make at that moment.

6 Comments on “Hello 2020!!!”

  1. Happy New Year Riesha! My name is Fran and I’m a return viewer of your blog. I also have not mastered pants making. That will be a goal for me in 2020 along with making some dresses and skirts which I desperately need.

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    • Happy New Year Fran. Thanks for the support of following my blog. Pants are on my list to learn. I will be making a few dresses in the next few days. I told myself my 2020, I am going to wear “real” clothes and look my beat daily.

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  2. Happy New Year! I find sewing to be therapy as well. My great-grandmother, grandmother, and mom taught me to sew, and I feel very connected to them through the entire process. Hemming reminds me of my great grandmother, who taught me to hand sew, laying out patterns, my grandmother, who was fierce about the grain, and I spent many hours with my mother sewing and talking about sewing while growing up. She taught me the mantra – I can do this. So I do. The memories keep them with me.

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