For about the third year in a row, I hesitated and then decided not to sign on to Me Made May...the little internet party in which all participants make a little pledge to wear something made by them selves every day in May and post photos (at least, I *think* the photo posting is part of the agreement...).
And, you know, maybe it doesn't matter at all, but I feel compelled to share my reasoning here.
It's the At Home Days.
On At Home Days, I am a slob. Well, maybe not exactly a SLOB, but I make use of all the graphic t shirts that have accumulated over the years. You know, those freebies that can handle a bleach splash, or oven grime or...well, whatever.
On most days when I actually leave the house, wearing something that I made is pretty much a given. I'm really not trying to brag; that's just the way it is.
In fact, I started the Choir Wardrobe series initially to see if I could wear me-made stuff every Sunday for a whole year. It really wasn't that hard.
So you 'd think I'd be all over the Me Made May and Self Sewn September internet parties.
But I can't promise to wear something I made every day, because on the At Home Days, I will be wearing my grungy, not special clothes. It might be the faded out jeans that are a hair too short; it might be a bagged-out pair of knit pants that I made. It will likely be an event-related T shirt that won't grieve me if it gets stained somehow.
I just don't want to worry about it.
And...you see how wonderful my photo documentation has been of my Work Wear garments. I've taken what...5 pictures? Maybe? Since I started doing that last fall. Taking time for photography has not been my strong point, either.
But that doesn't mean I don't look at the pictures and sigh just a little bit because I'm missing the party. I would *like* to participate...I'm just recognizing my limits.
But I'm cheering on the folks who are dressing intentionally and taking photos. Maybe someday... ;-)