Good Morning, Quilters!
Notice how I avoid the words sewer and sewist?
Even when I write the tutorials, I avoid the word “sew” and use “stitch” instead.
I really don’t like the word “sewer” –it looks like plumbing when it’s written.
For a long time I hated the word “sewist“–it’s just a made up word–not even in the dictionary! Furthermore, whenever you type “sewist” it auto-corrects to “sexist“….
Saturdays were a real dilemma…
Should it be “Drain Pipes in Fine Art”
“Ruining the Language in Fine Art”?
I settled for the clunky, “Seamstresses in Fine Art”…
I must admit I’m softening to the word “Sewist”…
Scissors have given way to rotary cutters, treadle machines to sewing computers, and quilters no longer create blankets made of old clothes…
New words like: emoji, selfie and vape (smoking an e-cigarette) have been Oxford’s Words of the Year for the past three years.
Perhaps it’s better to be “on trend” than a “fossil”!
What do YOU think?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Happy Stitching, Tailoring, Quilting, Sewing, Vaping, Texting…
PS…The Second Annual Machine Quilt-a-Long begins next week. If you are out shopping–just pick up 1/4 yard of solid fabric–in any shade of red, blue, turquoise…no more hints until next week!–other than it’s going to be FABULOUS!!!!
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