Hi and welcome to my first post. I dusted off my sewing machine in the summer of 2010 having not opened it (let alone used it) for over 14 years. Inside I found my Visa slip from 1996 (pre-digital of course - the ones where your card went in a contraption that slid over and printed out your card details on the slip). After a bit of messing around I discovered to my delight that it still worked and could actually make things. Since then I have become a sewing fan and have made quite a few good things (and a couple of duds, albeit wearable ones).
I have a profile on BurdaStyle http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/bobthesewer/my_activity where I have already posted a few of my finished projects. I work full-time in a demanding job and I have found that sewing is a brilliant way to completely switch off from work. You become totally absorbed in what you are doing. Other sewers love listening to music while sewing. I love listening to Radio 4 while sewing (I love Radio 4 almost as much as sewing).
I am not a quick sewer, I sew at the weekends around doing other things and will sometimes grab the odd hour after I return from work. However, I'm not worried about that. What's the rush? There's no rush. If you start to rush then the fun of sewing may go away. If I am ever inclined to rush or cut corners I just remember Angela Kane's words on one of her shirt tutorials: "This is couture not factory sewing". Music to the ears of someone who likes to take their time to do a job properly!
Anyway I thought I would start this diary to document the progress of some of my sewing projects. Sorry no pictures as I haven't worked out how to post them yet!