Hi friends, I'm super-busy today, with my head simultaneously in Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter, if you can believe it (I can't, quite), so I'll keep it short. I've really been enjoying Alicia Paulson's (you might know her from Posie Gets Cosy) recent series on sewing. First, she asked her readers if they sewed, and if they did, how they learned. She got more than 1,000 responses, and they're fascinating. I doubt you'd find such a collection of personal memories anywhere else on the internet. Alicia shared her own sewing story here. Like her, I also grew up in a house where people were always making something, and I really identified with parts of her story. (And oh, those pictures of her studio!) Finally, she shared a list of advice for people who want to sew. The truth of the matter is that we can wax rhapsodic all we like, but that there are always going to be days when we spend more time with a seam ripper in hand than with the sewing machine humming sweetly along. Read her advice and know you're not alone. Wherever you are, I hope you get to spend some time creating today.